After many years learning and playing music and several instruments since my childhood, discovering the Hang and Handpan world some years ago, I finally decided to release a selection of some of my compositions (18 tracks).
Those are recordings from 2015 to 2017, enhanced and reviewed, all acoustic but some with additional audio soundscapes, all telling a particular story, through this first album.
Because I'm involved into Animal and Children causes (*), I decided that a part of the benefits of my albums (this one and the followings) will go to Associations, NGOs (like, for example, L214 in France, Sea Shepherd, the one mentioned below via the (*) part) and Animal Sanctuaries I know and trust (I play music in some of them). :)
So by buying this album and what I'll produce next, you'll enter a positive circle and you'll also encourage me to pursue my goals, producing peaceful, motivating, melancholic, powerful and groovy musics in order to send good vibes all around.
Hopefully, let's make the world a better place. :-)
Jérôme "xkliber" Chauvin
Some outside reviews:
Claudia H.: "I am a 100% fan! :) From the beginning and forever! :D"
Anne I.: "I love it!"
Fabrizio A.: "It really looks like movie music."
Dino C.: "Congratulations on the album! It's very nice all the sound design and soundscapes you created, it works well, and musically I really like, it also tells a story! When you add small instruments in addition, it does it well! It's very immersive!"
Barbara M.: "I love the sound of your handpan music. Beautiful Jérôme".
Clara P.: "Jérôme is a passionate musician who loves to convey his love of music to others! Always available, attentive with very good advice."
Pierre D.: "I like the sound of the Handpan, it is the instrument that emits sounds most apparent to the vibrations emitted, those circulating in the Universe. I give 5/5 stars".
Carlos R.: "Keep the good work brother."
* : You can check out my dedicated playlist "Handpan Music for Animals" here on YouTube: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaPeqjLm9UZt-QX1SFWd9ncg6jQBfxHfG
, to make, I hope, people evolve, with my own musical way - this concept and project was started in 2015 -, and to show how sentient animals are... ;
Check out also the Dragonfly NGO's project and compilation album "The Art of balance: a Handpan Journey" I'm in with other amazing musicians & friends, to help children in Africa: the-dragon-fly-ngo.com/en/the-art-of-balance-a-handpan-journey/
Check out also the 3 discs compilation album I'm also in with some other great musicians and friends, through the "Healing Handpan Alliance" project for which the intention was to Create a free album of healing handpan music featuring artists from around the world, to Collaborate with members of the Handpan Community for a good cause, to Encourage participants to volunteer to play at health and wellness facilities AND to Donate all proceeds from a handpan and hard case raffle to a health / wellness charity: www.healinghandpan.com
released September 30, 2017
Entirely produced by Jérôme "xkliber" Chauvin (Compositions, Playing & Recordings from 2015 to 2017, Rearrangements, Soundscaping, Artwork, Design, Layout, ... in 2017).
Played on several instruments: Handpans - Aciel (1; 5; 6; 8; 9; 11; 12; 13; 14; 16), Koan (1; 2; 9; 17), Saraz (10; 13; 14), ESS AsaChan (15; 18), Bali Steel Pan (3) -, Cosmicbows (1; 7), RAV Drum Vast (4), Cajonico (1), Darbuka (3), and other percussion elements (3; 5; ...).
Thanks to the builders of all those beautiful instruments, to Nada Brahma Systems team for the technical help on 18th track and a big thank you to Dino Coskun for his technical expertise and help on this album.
Special thanks to my wife, close relatives, friends - in the Handpan Community or not - who supported and encouraged me. :)