Episode II: Ephemére
© HÄANA 2015
Experience the depths of meditation with DEEPSØNØS.
Production, Violins, Vocals, Composition: HÄANA
Mixed by Dave Sharma, Sharmaji Music, Brooklyn, NY
Mastered by Shawn Hatfield, Audible Oddities, Oakland, CA
Cover image & design by HÄANA
Episode II: Ephemére is designed to take you deep into a sonic meditation experience, a full-spectrum sound journey composed at 432hz. I highly suggest, especially for the first listen, that you play this hi-rez audio file on some quality speakers with a subwoofer, or on really good headphones, to capture the full experience. Close your eyes and dive deep.
I infused this Episode with deep springtime and effervescent sounds, inspired by the Full Flower Moon, whose energy is present with us during the month of May. I recorded violin, vocals, and incorporated electronic production on synths, sampled sounds, and sonic bass. It's a hi-fidelity sonic sound journey.
Episode II is 10 minutes long. The cool thing about that, you know that you've meditated exactly 10 minutes when the track is up. No need for a timer, or for your brain to worry that you've sat too long or too little.
Try this for a week: meditating to Episode II: Ephemére every morning for 10 minutes, and any other time throughout the day when you need a reboot. Utilize any breathing or deep relaxation techniques you normally employ in your seated meditations, and let your mind melt away on sound. And see how you feel.
If you are new to meditation: I recommend carving out 10 minutes in the morning before you start your day. Choose a comfortable seat with feet flat on the floor, or sit cross legged. Before starting the sound meditation, put your headphones on, close your eyes, and take a few deep breaths inhaling through the nose and exhaling gently through the mouth. Relax the muscles in your body, especially the areas where you tend to hold tension. And then press play on Episode II: Ephemére (or Episode I: Vernal) and let your mind sink deeply into the sound waves. If your mind starts to wander (i.e. planning your day, worrying about tasks, etc.), bring your awareness back to your breath and the music. When the Episode has played to completion, take a few more deep breaths, gently open your eyes, and see how you feel. Try this meditation every morning for a week.
Thank you for joining me on this DEEP journey. Let this meditation be an inspiration to following your dreams, pursuing your deepest desires, and being your most true self in this moment. I would love to hear about your experiences with this sound journey: send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or message me here on the DEEPSØNØS soundcloud account.