Eden Ahbez’s Dharmaland


Album cover of Eden Ahbez's Dharmaland by Ìxtahuele

Album Title: Eden Ahbez’s Dharmaland

Artist(s): Ìxtahuele

Year: 2021

Genre(s)/Style(s): Exotica, Jazz/Easy Listening, Other

Track Listing:

  1. The King and Queen of Waters (feat. Eve Zanni) 02:52
  2. New Anthem 02:26
  3. Manna (feat. Kadhja Bonet) 04:19
  4. Fire of the Soul (feat. Joe Romersa) 06:26
  5. Dharmaland (feat. Youngbear Roth, Emil Richards and Mort Weiss) 08:24
  6. Grapevine (feat. King Kukulele) 03:24
  7. A Boy and a Melody (feat. Youngbear Roth and Mort Weiss) 04:23
  8. Dharma Man (feat. King Kukulele) 03:53
  9. The Lion and the Fox (feat. Xenia Kriisin and Anne Rainwater) 07:46
  10. The Sandal-Maker (feat. John Harris and Eve Zanni) 04:02
  11. Scenes I-III (feat. Dave De La Vega and Anne Rainwater) 14:53
  12. Bwawto (feat. Dale Ockerman) 03:36
  13. The Lion (feat. Xenia Kriisin and Anne Rainwater) – single version bonus track 04:07

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Liner, Listening & Album Notes:

From the album’s description on Bandcamp:

Eden Ahbez’s “Dharmaland,” arranged and performed by Ìxtahuele, is the first-ever recording of this long-lost masterwork by the original hippie composer of “Nature Boy.” Resurrected from Ahbez’s unrecorded sheet music, c. 1961-63, Ìxtahuele has woven an enchanted tapestry of mystic exotica and experimental pop that re-establishes the songwriter as a forefather of psychedelic music and brings his work into the present. They are joined by a host of guest artists, including nine of Ahbez’s friends and former collaborators, as well as contemporary performers Kadhja Bonet, Xenia Kriisin, and King Kukulele. The composer’s own handmade drums and bamboo flutes also appear throughout the recordings. As author Domenic Priore writes: “‘Dharmaland’ is to Eden Ahbez what ‘Smile’ was to Brian Wilson.”

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