This was an unusual musical project whose origins lie in the famous musicians joke ‘how many guitarists does it take to change a lightbulb. Answer 11. One to change the lightbulb, and ten to say ‘I can do that better.’
One day in 2001, I visited a friend, Diana Cooper, at one of her fabulous shows where I heard the meditation music in a new-age style that she used so effectively in the context of her workshop. It was the first time I had heard this compositional style and it resonated with me. At her request I set about making a channeled music recording themed on seven archangels Gabriel, Jophiel, Chamuel, Michael, Raphael, Uriel and Zadkiel.
Diana loved the music and started using the album at her workshops. The first print of 1,000 pieces sold out within two weeks via Diana Coopers web site. Subsequently the album kept being re-ordered and has been sold all over the world, starting a flow of correspondence from many who had enjoyed positive experiences from listening to the music. I was thrilled by the thought that this album has helped people improve the quality of their lives motivating me to explore the genre further which has led to many more albums.
‘Angel Inspiration’ includes beautiful piano performances by Pete Stone and the sound of a lovely Taylor acoustic guitar that was consumed by fire shortly after this recording was made, consistent with the sequence of unusual synchronicities that characterised the making of this album, not the least of which was the Twin towers incident the day after the recording was completed on September 10, 2001.
“When I heard this music I was taken straight to the Angelic Realm” – Diana Cooper.