Nine Branches

Drumspyder

The Music : In this album I explore nine melodies of old times and interpret them as a drummer and instrumentalist, offering them to present-day dancers to inspire movement and play. Tunes from Scotland, Ireland, England and medieval Germany ride on the rhythmic energy of frame drums, tamborines, and deep bass. It is my most organic and “earthy” music to date, and contains nothing sampled or remixed - all sounds herein are my own work with acoustic and virtual instruments.

The Cover and Title : Inspired by the runes Beorc (Berkano, birch tree) and Ing (Ingwaz, Frey) the cover has nine birch leaves around interlaced branches. In the center is a fusion of the two runes, both symbols of new life, creation, and rebirth. The title comes from the (highly recommended) “Runes” app by Kari Tauring; in describing the birch-tree rune she writes: “If you climb nine branches high, you can talk to the spirits”

May all beings have their renewal and rebirth - blessed be.
Read more… close
0:00 / ???
  1. 1
    0:00 / 4:30
  2. 2
    0:00 / 4:26
  3. 3
    0:00 / 4:54
  4. 4
    0:00 / 4:24
  5. 5
    0:00 / 4:22
  6. 6
    0:00 / 4:32
  7. 7
    0:00 / 4:48
  8. 8
    0:00 / 4:38
  9. 9
    0:00 / 4:40

The Mother Rune

Drumspyder

I am happy to present to you my latest 9-track original album, “The Mother Rune”, my musical journey of the past year. I have already had the pleasure of playing these tracks at festivals across North America this summer, and I hope you enjoy dancing to them as much I enjoy drumming! 

The “Mother Rune” is Hagall , a symbol from the Younger Futhark (a medieval Norse alphabet). Its elemental six-pointed shape (like the “Seed of Life” figure of sacred geometry) contains the seed of all the other rune forms.  Literally meaning “hail”, it has the dual meaning of a crisis and new beginnings - a perfectly formed snowflake that emerges from a whirling storm, a cold grain from the sky that melts into nourishing water.

Autumnal Equinox blessings - enjoy!
Read more… close
0:00 / ???
  1. 1
    0:00 / 5:28
  2. 2
    0:00 / 5:11
  3. 3
    0:00 / 5:20
  4. 4
    0:00 / 5:24
  5. 5
    0:00 / 5:45
  6. 6
    Ka 5:15
    0:00 / 5:15
  7. 7
    0:00 / 5:22
  8. 8
    0:00 / 5:00
  9. 9
    0:00 / 5:16