Music Exposure: H2

Back in the day, when we all weren’t driftwood in the flood. When technology and internet basically shut the door of opportunity and exposure on so many. Times were good.

Now exists a polluted cyberspace of ego, greed and self opinion. This little piece is a ‘no shit Sherlock!’ Record of what you and I are up against. Embrace, indulge, be pretty, be ugly, be yourself, be someone else, be cool, be different. As the clones get forgotten. Be talented, don’t produce drivel that even the pissed up old bloke and his dog down the pub would write a ‘this is magnolia’ critique to. If that sound you produce, stimulates your very soul. Vibrates your vertebrae & Vag. Tantalises your tail. Then for God’s sake. Fight like Rocky to share it with the world. This will involve ‘talking to people.’ ‘Being interested in them.’ Not crossing the stalker line… Build relationships x 1000. Nurture.

Get your music on as many good platforms such as SoundCloud and Bandcamp as you can. SoundCloud is a popular one that promoters and industry professionals look at. Make videos. Even in 2017. The amount of tech and apps at your disposal is phenomenal. It just takes some imagination and commitment. You can also throw money at everything. It’s doesn’t necessarily mean success though. Being poncy… how far does that take you?????

The trick? There is no trick. Your challenge is to capture potential fans attention. God’s speed. Break a leg and all of that.  You need to find innovative ways to gain people’s attention. Here comes that word… NETWORK like your future depended upon it. Gig! GIG, GIIIIIIG. I love watching the other bands we share the bill with. Bar having another gig to rush off to. Etiquette states ‘you don’t just rudely fcuk off after your set!’ Become a mystery. Tragedy sells apparently . With a society that is fascinated by scandals, drama and the morbid. Maybe become the positive role model you always knew you could be.  There is nothing worse for a super-fan meeting you any you are rude and a dick.

Many years ago. Our Manager Ange (Ange my wifey…Nepotism at its best…) did security for concerts. A very lovely David Bowie. Asked if she was hungry. He then proceeded to go get her a plate of food from the artist buffet. Manners my readers. Cost nothing! Never mind how unknow or how big you are. Always remember that. It will serve your obituary well.

What floats people’s boats? Everyone has their own opinion. One influence is established or mass hysteria generated. Or marketing. The little lambs will follow. Then you may stumble upon the real music fans. That if you interact, engage and commit to them. They will return with dedication. We all like to think our music is amazing. Your music is amazing. You made it. When you get the knock backs, ignored, criticism, patronized. Take that pinch of salt . (Unlike me that has diva fits, followed by a really bad mood ūüėČ

Once you pick your ego out of the gutter. Get a good bollocking from said ‘wifey’ and Manager. You learn to channel, move on. Concentrate on what is important. The older you get and if you don’t allow them. The tossers are irrelevant. The good people who genuinely see your talent will either find you or by networking, you will find them and make a positive impact.
Go watch who inspires you if you can live. If they are dead or split up of course. That’s unfortunate tough titty. Just listen to their records and dream. What makes them tick? What make you tock. What sets of your tummy and you then need to drop your kids of at the whirlpool?

I’m pretty easy to engage. Only the other day the Lady Gaga story about her seeing Prince Charles shape shift in front of her.  Reptilians are so intriguing! This lead on to a ‘before bedtime’ sidetrack to a Justin Bieber exposure to his fans. This shit sells! Except seriously Justin, you ain’t on my playlists.

I can sit there and search for a particular playlist, genre, new music. Make my own mind up. Enjoy it. I don’t need to buy it as can stream it? Then Vinyl and its nostalgia came back for the connoisseurs. Then I joined PRS & Tune-core. The End…well the beginning….

I could have also spent the best part of the last 20 years. Creating it too.

After I crawled out of my cave, having experienced musical bliss, creative satisfaction. In order for my music to be in with any chance. As a musician. I now need to get my 5 meditation albums. Heard and ‘out there.’

Having conducted research. Found the prescribed ‘rule book.’

I conducted some experiments these last couple of weeks, to test the water… These are just a few recent examples. Of this shit sandwich. There is some sweet ‘Nutella’ disguised as plopsy here I promise..

By no means am I unaware of the rules, the scams, the self opinionated ego manic ‘Keyboard Warriors’ / promoters who ‘appear’ to tick all boxes and are ‘on your side baby!’ ..that is until you do a gig with one of the we encounter recently. ;-0 When uttering a hello and basic manners are beyond their capability once their Facebook account off and the ‘I’m only human after all’ comes out after dark. Disappointed is a word. Such a shame.

Such a shame that they had their back to us throughout our performance.. engrossed being a keyboard warrior. So dedicated to ‘helping musicians’ for a fee for radio plugging of course. That not even a ‘thanks for performing for free’ having failed to attract an audience to ‘said venue.’ That will teach me for forming a lovely opinion of someone that so clearly isn’t. Encouraged but not defeated….

So through that bullshit. The offered promises for ¬£¬£¬£. I think we will pass. Got to meet a load of lovely other bands, while playing to each other ūüėČ

Then we get the websites that you submit your music to. Bloggers… stations, publications, YouTube channels. The works. Oh and you can pay for the privilege. To get


Thanks for telling us that you can’t actually pigeon hole us. You will basically blow a fuse if you had to process this ‘Jason’
Jason.. what do you do. What qualifies you with authority?

Get on Reddit they said! Expose your music!
So enthusiastic I failed to ‘read the rule’

Oops!

Then after a wonderful Loreena McKennitt concert in Gateshead, at The Sage. I return to the hotel to check some bits. Then a bitch slap. After the high comes the low. Thinking ooh my 2 busy weeks. Sharing my stuff on difference platforms… then …… In all of my enthusiasm and excitement… I failed to read the instructions..  Jesus Wept! Measure twice, cut once. Always encouraging to get blocked by a ‘moderator’ on #Reddit for sharing the #meditation and connection that lead to me to creating & sharing music for others. Why thank you #theturbolemming #perseverance #sharethelove #Reddit #ego #slappedwrist #dulynoted  oh and Turbo Lemming person. Please don’t be a future fan, I’m asking you. Not instantly blocking you ūüėČ  I’m only human after all. Don’t put the blame on me… I am unable to contribute to meditation discussion now! But thanks. You inspired me further.. and we’re the inspiration for this blog. Blessings…. oh and Turbo Lemming my little sausage… seeing as you will not promote me. I had to do it myself darling. I’ve sent the link to this blog to you in Reddit. ūüėČ xxx is this you by the way? https://youtu.be/8xCwNWTVBLM

But out of this. As musicians find out they now need to become promoters, networkers, radio pluggers. All of the advice. Be human. Be the best you can and persevere. Whether you be young, older, ancient. It’s it’s truly good stuff. They will find you.

Tips: Hunt out the good bloggers. Engage. Seek the good music supervisors and build a relationship with them without ramming the typical ‘listen to my tunes’ instant email.

Sometimes it’s not how talented you are. It’s about who you did the ‘favor’ for them to gain exposure.

  • Create desire
  • Create interest
  • Create curiosity.

I’m an advocate of hard work, perseverance, self belief. Talent and good songwriting.

Someone once said….

‘We are termites’ trying to climb to the top of the mud. Some will get crushed. Some tread on others. Some don’t deserve a slice of mud pie as ride on the talent and foundation others created first.’

There is that image stuff as well…. oh my oh my!  When people put their ūüéß on. What do they see????? ūüĖĖ

I’m lucky. We have and are gaining a great network of really cool folk that are helping get the music heard.

Do your research. Speak to people.

Create something eye catching with your media. ( no photos in front of walls or forests- sound advice from an industry professional ūüėČ

Make it personal, but positive. I’ve not met many of the ‘genuine s’ in this business that don’t rejoice in their passion.

Fit your bullshit detector with brand new batteries. In fact plug it into the mains.

Fill your rejection and perseverance shield with reserve, extra padding and hot, home made chicken soup for the soul. You will need it. Don’t ever, ever, give up if its your passion and true calling. If its a just a hobby to you. Enjoy.

If you tickle ’em with a feather. They will eventually giggle. Hit ’em with Thor’s Hammer. They might just block you instantly.

Set up and email list for email subscribers. Mail Chimp is good. 1000 likes on Facebook is nothing, if no one is listening, or your mates have liked out of sympathy.. Or ex band mates secretly stalk.

Find the super fans. Not the ‘like’ clickers and ‘follow me back’ button sleepwalkers. Engage. You are never too important to send a personal mail.

I’ve found some really handy music advice podcasts. Great to listen to on your travels. So please seek out and do research. Then just do…. define what you are. Define who you are and then tell the world. Define roles in your band. Its about working the people who are good for you. Not the ones that will simply rip you off for no real return of investment. Find out their success stories. Anyone not will into to divulge=Alarm bells!

Once you build a solid foundation. Of genuine ear heaven. Something great follows. It might not be a hit single next week.. but over time…with a positive mindset… the rumble will build into a roar.

Or just maybe, perfect timing gets you to the Zenith…,

Big thanks to the lovely folk we are working with that are helping. You know who you are.

Re write the rule book. Things are a changing. Self belief empowerment and the law of attraction will create untold wonders. On that note. Go plough… Good luck. Be brave. I hope this finds you. Wherever you are

~ Claudine

Archangel Divination II Album

‘Seeking solace from mind chatter. Music heals. In these moments I sit a protective circle of inner peace on a beautiful prairie. Where cotton floats in the breeze under a metallic blue sky. An emerald forest, where ferns caress as I pass. I reach the beach. This place is golden and blissful. The waves gently tantalise the shoreline. The air I breathe is fresh, it revitalises me. I close my eyes and inhale deeply. I am grateful for amazing during this alive time in this body in this life.’

When I close my eyes and channel energies. A comfort blanket of darkness envelops me and I drift. I drift to pure relaxation. Upon waking body and mind are calm. I feel good. Coping with everyday stresses I now tolerate. Coping with the other things.. It gives me comfort and strength. I regularly speak to Angels. I ask for help, advice and sunshine.’ Enjoy.

Close your eyes, get comfortable, focus on your breathing and let this music help you connect, travel, relax, vision quest, explore, communicate…

‘The album is relaxation sustenance for the soul. Great for Yoga, meditation and chilling out. From the opening track ‘Guardian Angel’ to the deep and cosmic ‘Metatron.’ I listen to this when I travel, can’t sleep and practice Reiki. Connecting with the angels is a journey to embrace. I’ve found a deeper inner peace. Reassurance that we can ask for help, guidance, protection. This is the sounds of blue skies that break through dark clouds and show the sunshine. The smell of freshly mown grass after the rain. The crystal clarity of visions during meditations. The signs. The calm. There is also the first album to try. P.S. Also good while doing the housework!’¬†

Archangel Divination II iTunes

Archangel Divination II Amazon Music

Archangel Divination II Spotify

Archangel Divination II Deezer

Archangel Divination II Google Play

This  album is part 2 of the Archangel Divination albums. https://claudinewestmusic.com/2016/11/05/archangel-divination-album-earth-tree-healing/

The tracks Guardian Angel, Ariel and Metatron are tuned to 432HZ.                                          Some say this frequency vibrates with the Universe   I personally, (during the mixing and mastering process) compared these 3 tracks to the usual 440HZ tuning and found the experiences to be more relaxing at 432HZ.

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Released digitally 25th February 2017. This follows ‘The Journey’ a collaboration with Sally Wathen at Rainbow Bridge, who always makes me feel better everytime we visit. ¬†She helps confirm that making music is my path, ignoring that path is not an option. Which is why once I invested in new studio equipment after my old Fostex machine retired by both effectively ‘dying’ on me after 20 years. I’ve invested in Logic Pro X and am learning its use step by step by watching Youtube videos as lack a good attention span with ¬†I worked mostly evening and weekends around my day job. Inspired and indulging in blissful musical quiet times making these albums.

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Track Listing

  1. Guardian Angel
  2. Ariel
  3. Jophiel
  4. Metatron
  5. Sandalphon
  6. Zadkiel
  7. Haniel
  8. Raziel
  9. Chamuel

Links

iTunes 

Amazon Music

Spotify

Available at time of press on: iTunes, YouTube Art Tracks, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play, Deezer, Groove, Rhapsody, eMusic, Simfy Africa, iHeartRadio, MediaNet, VerveLife, Tidal, Gracenote, Shazam, 7Digital, Juke, Slacker, Guvera, KKBox, Akazoo, Anghami, Spinlet, Neurotic Media, Yandex, Target Music, ClaroMusica, Zvooq, Saavn, 8tracks, NMusic, Q.Sic, Cur, Musicload, Kuack, Amazon On Demand, Pandora

Journey and Enjoy ~ Claudine

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI3tl0wcmczmBHImB0YQN3Q

P.S Rambo cat got himself a new piano…

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The Journey – Guided Meditation Album

We are happy to announce that The Journey is available to buy from digital stores.

Music Links

iTunes Link

http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1193769766 

Track Listing

  1. Meet The Ancestors
  2. Following The Path Of Your Ancestors
  3. Walking Your Life Path
  4. The Moonstone Goddess
  5. Connecting With The Trees

The Journey Amazon Music 

Earth Tree Healing & Sally Wathen at Rainbow Bridge http://www.rainbow-bridge.co.uk/

CD’s are also available from Sally Wathen.

Music By Claudine West © 2017 https://claudinewestmusic.com/

Release date 25th January 2017

UPC 859718996545

 

This album is dedicated to Doug. 

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More Earth Tree Healing music releases:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/earth-tree-healing/id926937962

P.S these little scamps (Pattie and Rambo) continue to jump on keyboards and miaow for extra fuss during recording sessions..

 

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Photo of Claudine performing live by Rogue Levels 2016

 

The Journey Album CD launch 15.02.17 with Sally Wathen at Rainbow Bridge. 

Fly On The Magic Carpet Of Good Vibrations 2017

Welcome to the flood…When the molten core of a sublime energy is explored. With the energy that flows through a conduit from Heaven and Earth. Bliss‚Ķand …well being create a beautiful sky of oranges, blues, purples. That Zen moment when worlds collide. The physical and metaphysical, emotional and spiritual. When one exists in peace, safety, purity and decisive thought. No longer a traveller along the rivers of blood that the world created many seasons ago. In a time before a time. With a trigger of recognition and fortitude. The formative years flash forward into a rainbow of light. Do you now sink back and become the absorbed kin that always was? Feel comfort and gratitude for the visions that present themselves. Or fly on the magic carpet of good vibrations? Where it‚Äôs a happening or a happened. Enjoy, deal and deliver yourself. Sometimes you don‚Äôt need pictures, you just need sounds. You are the audience to yourself.

I channelled Ki Energy last night. I lit my salt lamps up and treated a friend to a Reiki Session. (I had begun channelling before I studied Reiki techniques) I‚Äôd not practised in a while- well only during the writing and recording process. It felt great. I wrote the music I made for this kind of adventure. Last night I put them both together and road tested. Track ‚ÄėRaphael‚Äôs Healing‚Äô definitely did the trick as I worked on her Chakras. It‚Äôs a raise in key as well as vibrations.

Bit of Trivia: The beginning of ‘Ariel’ there is a clip of owls in the woods. I recorded this one night on my phone when we were staying in a log cabin in Somerset this year. (We travelled around Dorset and Devon exploring) 

Angels are always invited and assist.  In 2016 I released the albums ‚ÄėCitadel‚Äô and ‚ÄėArchangel Divination.‚Äô It‚Äôs been a creative journey. Under ‚ÄėEarth Tree Healing.‚Äô 2017 will see the release on digital stores of the Guided Meditation album ‚ÄėThe Journey‚Äô featuring Sally Wathen at Rainbow Bridge.

Then ‚ÄėArchangel Divination 2‚Äô

Close your eyes, open your heart and mind and listen.

Reverbnation

https://www.reverbnation.com/claudinewest/album/145442-archangel-divination-2-earth-tree

You can find clips and the tracks via the following links.

http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1170718321?ls=1&app=itunes

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M9HD7VU

https://open.spotify.com/album/2lT0ZFThvSalfnILdn3ftL

Soundcloud

https://soundcloud.com/claudsville

Bandcamp

https://bogwoppit.bandcamp.com/

Watch on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI3tl0wcmczmBHImB0YQN3Q

– Claudine

 

THE JOURNEY Guided Meditation Album 

I recorded the Journey. One of my first ventures into Guided Meditation Music with Sally Wathen at Rainbow Bridge. Sally is mine and Ange’s Yoda. Even when life is giving lemons, Mercury is in retrograde, lessons are being taught or negative¬†being sent – Sally make us feel alright, motivated and back on the mission.¬† This album is dedicated to Doug (Sallys late partner) who always lent his dry humour, warm hospitality and great cooking at her Psychic Suppers.¬†

Earth Tree Healing Music Links

 iTunes Link
Released January 25th 2017 ‘The Journey’ : Earth Tree Healing & Sally Wathen at Rainbow Bridge.

Archangel Divination

Archangel Divination : Earth Tree Healing

 I made this journey in 2016. Connecting with Angels. Channelling feelings, energy, wisdom. Their insights into a beautiful realm, earthbound, skywards. The heavenly vibrations. As a composer I meditated and let the notes and beauty of this work simply flow. My intentions are for you the listener to experience a blissful soundscape that enables connection, divine messages, relaxation and healing.  Enjoy РClaudine West 2016

Available on digital stores inc. Spotify, Deezer, Amazon.

iTunes Link Archangel Divination

Amazon Link Archangel Divination 

Spotify

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Track listing and The Archangels

Angels surround us. Watch upon us. Protect, advise, comfort. When I call upon Archangels. I sit, I close my eyes, I meditate. I dream, I see. I feel safe. I ask, I see answers. Music helps channel, music inspires, music unlocks. Music is creation and makes vibrations.  When you receive messages and experience Divine beauty and guidance. Through your own belief system. You can access when you simply ask for help and guidance. Tap into the important messages. Enjoy.

Archangel Gabriel: Ask for guidance and messages, communication. Helps you to understand a situation. 

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Archange Michael:  Ask Michael for protection, for strength, truth and justice. Ask him for guidance. 

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 Archangel Raphael: Ask for healing of your mind, body and spirit.

  • 3.¬†Raphael’s Healing –¬†Earth Tree Healing (ISRC: TCACR1699800)

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 Archangel Uriel: Ask for illumination, insight, wisdom and information.

  • 4.¬†Uriel’s Illuminations –¬†Earth Tree Healing (ISRC: TCACS1641924)

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Archangel Raguel:  Ask for help with relationships, harmony, resolution of issues and problems. Empowerment to gain justice with a situation.

  • 5.¬†Raguel –¬†Earth Tree Healing (ISRC: TCACS1642006)

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Archangel Ramiel: (Aka Jeremiel) РAsk Ramiel to show you divine visions. experience hope and dreams. Find your way and new ways to pave your future path. 

  • 6.¬†Ramiel’s Divine Visions – Earth¬†Tree Healing (ISRC: TCACS1642015)

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Archangel Azrael:  Ask for help with Grief,Support with loss and comfort.

  • 7.¬†Azrael –¬†Earth Tree Healing (ISRC: TCACS1655029)

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  • 8.Archangel Michael’s Protection (Reprise) –¬†Earth Tree Healing(ISRC: TCACS1683926)

Release date: 05-Nov-2016

Label: Earth Tree Healing

UPC: 859718321873

Primary Genre: New Age

Secondary Genre: Instrumental

https://claudinewestmusic.com/

Twitter @claudinewmusic 

Facebook Claudine West Music

Archangel Divination 2 is due for a February 2017 release. Enjoy! ~ Claudine

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Available on these Digital Stores

iTunes, YouTube Art Tracks, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play, Deezer, Groove, Rhapsody, eMusic, Simfy Africa, iHeartRadio, MediaNet, VerveLife, Tidal, Gracenote, Shazam, 7Digital, Juke, Slacker, Guvera, KKBox, Akazoo, Anghami, Spinlet, Neurotic Media, Yandex, Target Music, ClaroMusica, Zvooq, Saavn, 8tracks, NMusic, Q.Sic, Cur, Musicload, Kuack

Archangel Divination Album : Earth Tree Healing

Archangel Divination : Earth Tree Healing

 I made this journey in 2016. Connecting with Angels. Channelling feelings, energy, wisdom. Their insights into a beautiful realm, earthbound, skywards. The heavenly vibrations. As a composer I meditated and let the notes and beauty of this work simply flow. My intentions are for you the listener to experience a blissful soundscape that enables connection, divine messages, relaxation and healing.  Enjoy РClaudine West 2016

Available on digital stores inc. Spotify, Deezer, Amazon.

iTunes Link Archangel Divination

Amazon Link Archangel Divination 

Spotify

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Track listing and The Archangels

Angels surround us. Watch upon us. Protect, advise, comfort. When I call upon Archangels. I sit, I close my eyes, I meditate. I dream, I see. I feel safe. I ask, I see answers. Music helps channel, music inspires, music unlocks. Music is creation and makes vibrations.  When you receive messages and experience divine beauty and guidance. Through your own belief system. You can access when you simply ask for help and guidance. Tap into the important messages. Enjoy.

Archangel Gabriel: Ask for guidance and messages, communication. Helps you to understand a situation. 

—————————————————-

Archange Michael:  Ask Michael for protection, for strength, truth and justice. Ask him for guidance. 

—————————————————–

 Archangel Raphael: Ask for healing of your mind, body and spirit.

  • 3.¬†Raphael’s Healing –¬†Earth Tree Healing (ISRC: TCACR1699800)

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 Archangel Uriel: Ask for illumination, insight, wisdom and information.

  • 4.¬†Uriel’s Illuminations –¬†Earth Tree Healing (ISRC: TCACS1641924)

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Archangel Raguel:  Ask for help with relationships, harmony, resolution of issues and problems. Empowerment to gain justice with a situation.

  • 5.¬†Raguel –¬†Earth Tree Healing (ISRC: TCACS1642006)

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Archangel Ramiel: (Aka Jeremiel) РAsk Ramiel to show you divine visions. experience hope and dreams. Find your way and new ways to pave your future path. 

  • 6.¬†Ramiel’s Divine Visions – Earth¬†Tree Healing (ISRC: TCACS1642015)

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Archangel Azrael:  Ask for help with Grief,Support with loss and comfort.

  • 7.¬†Azrael –¬†Earth Tree Healing (ISRC: TCACS1655029)

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  • 8.Archangel Michael’s Protection (Reprise) –¬†Earth Tree Healing (ISRC: TCACS1683926)

Release date: 05-Nov-2016

Label: Earth Tree Healing

UPC: 859718321873

Primary Genre: New Age

Secondary Genre: Instrumental

https://claudinewestmusic.com/

Twitter @claudinewmusic 

Facebook Claudine West Music

Archangel Divination 2 is due for a February 2017 release. Enjoy! ~ Claudine

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Available on these Digital Stores

iTunes, YouTube Art Tracks, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play, Deezer, Groove, Rhapsody, eMusic, Simfy Africa, iHeartRadio, MediaNet, VerveLife, Tidal, Gracenote, Shazam, 7Digital, Juke, Slacker, Guvera, KKBox, Akazoo, Anghami, Spinlet, Neurotic Media, Yandex, Target Music, ClaroMusica, Zvooq, Saavn, 8tracks, NMusic, Q.Sic, Cur, Musicload, Kuack

Citadel – Earth Tree Healing

Citadel : Release date 1st October 2016 UPC:859718216995

From composer Claudine West

Includes the 19 minute musical journey: Midwinter Meditation

This record is a soundtrack of vibrant ‘live’ recorded piano based tracks instrumentals with sweeping string arrangements.

Citadel by Earth Tree Healing

iTunes 

Spotify 

Deezer 

 

Version 2

Track Listing

1.Midwinter Meditation

2. Noctis Labyrinthus

3.  Beowulf (Nowell Codex)

4. Mindful Terraforming

5. Citadel

Other releases by Earth Tree Healing

Meditation Chronicles