Draw near to the WORK...
Here is the unmastered final mix of my version of the Waterboy's song, Peace of Iona.
You can listen to this track here until 1pm CST Sept 21st! And then we have to wait until it is released. Singles for my album Hymns From the Icons will be released prior to November 8th, at which point the whole album will be available.
In this recording, for percussion, I mic'd my plywood studio floor for the "kick" drum, and in one hand I used antler bone from the farm we inhabit here on Anishinaabe lands. In the other hand, I used a stone from Columba Bay, Iona, that I bathed in Brigid's wellspring.
Put this on your best sound system for the FULL EFFECT. And feel free to dance!
EDIT: As promised, this track was taken down until it is released. Thanks to so many people for listening!!!
And very importantly, so this work can continue, here is a video I made this week. In it, I call all my listeners to draw near to the work, by joining me as a patron. This can be a very marginal commitment, that collectively, makes all the difference... (more than I can say). The current goal for Patreon is to reach 500 patrons. At this moment, there are 216 people who encircle this work, and stand between it being made... or never being made at all.
9/20/2020 01:01:36 pm
Alana, have never visited Iona, but I do love your version of Peace of Iona...looking forward to the final.
9/20/2020 07:47:09 pm
Thank-you so much Leslye. ❤️
9/20/2020 01:07:56 pm
Love the song, so spiritual.
9/20/2020 02:32:53 pm
So familiar, yet so different. So rhythmic, yet so edgy. To me, this sounds as if you have stretched yourself and your art much more than in your previous work. I feel and see this piece as much I hear it. Truly remarkable. The song fits our turbulent times so well, offering a state of mind, of peace, but with a clarity and sharpness.
9/20/2020 03:39:31 pm
Many years ago in ‘73-‘74 I worked in the Abbey kitchen. The doves in the bell tower which you sing about were tended by Michael Forsyth. For all the saints and seekers and soul friends of the holy isle of Iona your song is a beautiful gift. It fills my heart with tremendous gratitude. Thank you.
9/20/2020 06:02:32 pm
Beautiful Alana. Better than the original, and I will tell that to Mike Scott if he asks! 😁
9/20/2020 09:45:18 pm
This is beautiful, thank you for sharing your heart and soul in this recording :)
9/21/2020 08:15:32 am
Alana: I have few things on my "bucket list" but being able to visit Iona is one of them. This is beautiful as always and I feel your heart through your voice and sound. What a gift you are to the world. Thank you for continuing in your pursuit of excellence and putting peace, love, and joy into the Universe!
9/21/2020 08:20:03 am
I am loving the peak and feeling the pull of the rhythms inside. Thank you! My wife was login to Iona next May but the trip has been canceled. I will share this beautiful song with her. Blessings.
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Alana Levandoski is a song and chant writer, recording artist and music producer, in the Christian tradition, who lives with her family on a regenerative farm on the Canadian prairies.