another improvisation by Rupert Guenther & Stafford Smith as Crystal Voyager

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Crystal Voyager came into being in 2012 to create a contemporary musical space for inspiration and sacredness to play in. These are some of our musical musings, surfing the cosmic oceans. (this track Rupert Guenther: electric violins & Stafford Smith: keyboards/bass)

another improvisation by Rupert Guenther

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Ancient Bosporus track was, like all the tracks on this album, magical to make. It was inspired contemplating the Bosporus in Istanbul. I still enjoy listening to it. After returning from the heady classical music scene of living in London and Europe, in 2009 I was busking with my electric violin and loop box outside the markets in Fremantle (Perth, Western Australia) for about 5 months. It had been hot and sunny, and the oceanside lifestyle of Fremantle and the markets had gotten under my skin. These grooves were typical of the music which was coming through in my improvisations at this time. The album was recorded on the farm where I was living at the time. I knew as soon as I moved in there the year before that something special was going to happen, and this was it. All instruments on the album including the bass are the sound of my electric violin through various effects (except the drum loops). It was cool hearing what the electric violins could do. Special thanks to Paul Davies for the use of them.

another improvisation by Rupert Guenther

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House of Earth is about...the earth!!! I had visions of Africa with this one. It features the slide violin - simply the electric violin played on my lap with an old thin silver spoon I stole from my mother's house in Melbourne some years before. It is just the best slide for the violin.