the release of SPIRITS OF WAR
Music by David Berlin
Production by Kent Hansen Wadsworth and Nima Ranjbar
Spirits of War is about mythological national war deities from around the world. Eight of the eleven pieces are named after one and the music is intended to reflect but not duplicate the national character of each. The music is not “authentic” as it is filtered through western ears.
1. Hachiman is the Japanese syncretic divinity of archery and war
2. Belatucadros and Andarta were deities of war in Celtic Mythology. Belatucadros was worshipped in northern Britain. Andarta was a warrior goddess worshipped in southern Gaul.
3. Elegy for a Ruined Village is a serious reflection of the consequences of war. Are there really any victors? Why do so many cultures feel the need to resolve conflict in this manner? Are there any cultures that at one time did not have some war deity?
4. Huitzilopochtil Was the Aztec deity of war, sun, human sacrifice and the patron of the city of Tenochtitlan.
5. Tumatauenga is the Oceanic God of War . He is considered the creator of war. The body of the first warrior to fall in a battle was often offered up to Tumatauenga.
6. Donar in wider Germanic mythology and paganism was also known as Thor. He was known in Old English as Þunor and in Old High German as Donar. His exploits, include the relentless slaughter of his foes.
7. Lament for the Dead is expression of grief or sorrow at the results of warfare.
8. Dayisun is one of the equestrian deities within the Mongolian pantheon of 99 tngri, the highest class of Deities.
9. Murugan is the Hindu god of war. He is the commander-in-chief of the army of the devas (gods) and the son of Shiva and Parvati.
10. Sekhmet was the Egyptian lioness-headed goddess of war and destruction created as a weapon of vengence to destroy men for their wicked ways and disobedience to Re.
11. A Vision of Peace and Friendship is the hope that soon humans will find a better way to resolve conflicts than making war.
Available through the following outlets: CDBaby http://cdbaby.com/cd/davidberlin, Apple Music, 24-7, 7digital, 8tracks, Akazoo, Amazon MP3, Apple iTunes, Beyond Oblivion, Deezer, eMusic, Google Music Store, GreatIndieMusic, iHeartRadio, Inprodicon, JB Hi-Fi,, MediaNet, MixRadio, Omnifone, Rdio, Rhapsody, Shazam, Slacker Radio, SoundExchange, Spotify, Tidal, Tradebit, Xbox Music, Yandex, YouTube and Music Key.
The music will be available for placement in YouTube videos, commercials, films, TV shows, video games, and more. (Includes MicroSync).
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