The Gong Prophet

by Loren Nerell

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John Bedard
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John Bedard The first track just takes you into the submersive deep dive. Favorite track: Return to Temple of the Frog.
James Shain
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James Shain A mix of live instruments and synths, this is a fantastic melding of sounds that span the entire career of Loren. An album for New Age and Ambient fans alike! Favorite track: Dreams of Sarons.
Gary Zaepfel
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Gary Zaepfel Spectacular! Kudos to everyone involved!
Scott Vincent
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Scott Vincent My new gold standard by which all future sequencer albums will be measured! Favorite track: Hare Drum.
straumli
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straumli Have listened to set several times now. Uniformly excellent; bits of trance, drone, shamanic, electronic, etc all mixed together quite nicely. More please. Favorite track: Hare Drum.
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Reyong 06:27
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Last Gamelan 13:25
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Hare Drum 11:11

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The Gong Prophet - Loren Nerell - Soundquest Music

With his long time dedication and fascination in creating hybrids of traditional Indonesian infused ethno ambient releases, Loren Nerell has created a highpoint in his body of work that spans well over 35 years.

Gong Prophet draws inspiration from the gong, one of the oldest musical instruments in the world with examples being traced back over 4,000 years. The name ‘gong’ comes from the island of Java, where one of the major centers of gong production is based. Loren’s extended visits to Indonesia over the years has deeply informed his music.

On this project, Loren enlisted an impressive list of guest musicians to further enhance the bridge between the traditional and modern worlds. Guests include Patrick Bagacina, Forrest Fang, Markus Reuter, Steve Roach, Mark Seelig, Nyoman Wenten and Erik Wollo.

Throughout Asia, gongs are a symbol of mysticism, good fortune, mastery and tradition. Loren artfully honors the historic aura of the gong while creating an engaging balance between contemporary textures, rhythm and traditional Indonesian ceremonial music.

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released February 26, 2021

Composed, Mixed, Recorded and Mastered by Loren Nerell.
Design by Nathan Youngblood

© Odyle LAN Music BMI

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As a pioneering cornerstone of ambient-atmospheric-electronic music, internationally-renowned artist Steve Roach has dedicated four decades to exploring myriad soundworlds that connect with a timeless source of inspiration.

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