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"Evolution" New Jazz Album by Joe DeVita
On June 25, 2012, Joe DeVita's 5th album Evolution has been released through the experimental music label Daddy Tank Records (UK)
Evolution proves to be Joe's most ambitious work to date, combining Jazz and Indigenous Folk Music with Experimental Electronic Music.
According to Mr DeVita "The recording process began taking form in early February. Initally the album revolved around one of my personal guitar hero's Sonny Sharrock. As the process developed I realized that the songs were beginning to take on a much deeper meaning. Without too much efforting on my part Evolution became a concept album. It is a story about human evolution. It is a story about human transition from working cooperatively with nature to the manipulation and destruction of it. It is a story of a society that has become so amazingly disconnected from it roots that it has no conception of basic human values."
Mr. DeVita has included an audio synopsis of Evolution on his Soundcloud page in which he states: "Throughout Evolution one can find traces of indigenous rituals such as vision quests and transcendental meditation as well as a personal sociological perspective on contemporary society.
In many ways the album is deeply personal as well as universal.
During the time I had started the recording process I had been experimenting with what I will call passive visualization. Other cultures may call it vision quests or prayer but I would hate to stigmatize the experiences with such labels. While experimenting with these visualization periods I would journal the things saw.
During one of these visualizations I saw a woman being birthed by the earth. She was covered in blood and began to crawl. She crawled to a tribal village and lay near death. As she became closer to death she opened her mouth. Out of her mouth came a gigantic serpent. When the serpent fully exited the woman’s body, she began to crumble and turned to dust. While the woman crumbled the serpent slithered to the ocean as if returning to it’s source. For me, these visions represented the wheel of life. I recall seeing a documentary many years ago about what scientists call the first multicellular organism. It is called simply a “sponge”. The sponge is found in the ocean and according to Evolutionists, life begins in the ocean. I cannot attest to know anything concerning where life began because I sincerely do not know. I do know I am curious about science and simultaneously interested in higher intelligence."
Evolution is available for purchase at http://www.daddytank.co.uk/
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