Courage. Audacity. Going out on a limb. Flying.
Daring to love. Facing down an enemy.
Or simply surviving.
Today we celebrate acts of audacity with music by Robert Rich, Dan Pound, John DuVal, Caul, Ma Ja Le and Vir Unis, Sequential Dreams, Gypsy Witch, Bing Satellites, Syndromeda, Wings of an Angel and Tziona Achishena, Palancar, and Altus.
Take the leap…
Much of life is about courage. An infant’s first steps, a fledgling’s first flight, a leap of faith, opening one’s heart to love, facing an enemy, approaching a mystery.
These all require, at their start, that first gulp of fear, then the deep breath of conviction, and finally the leap into the unknown. To be alive is to be audacious.
“Erasing Traces” – Robert Rich – Calling Down The Sky (2004)
“Always on the Run” – Dan Pound – Wolf Moon (2010)
“Ring Jump” – John DuVal – Onward Through The Fog (2008)
John DuVal is a member of the electronics group Dweller at the Threshold which follows a more traditional Berlin School approach to electronic music and has four CDs out on various labels. He is also, once upon a time, the owner of the legendary Fist of God Serge modular system.
“Oblivion and holy drunkenness” – Caul – Let the Stars Assume the Whole of Night (2012)
“Incomprehensible Love” – Ma Ja Le / Vir Unis – Imaginarium (1998)
“Brave New World” – Sequential Dreams – Lost Dimensions (2015)
“I Run O’er Misty Mountains” – Gypsy Witch – Journey Through Wild Places (2017)
“Learning To Fly” – Bing Satellites – The Village (2015)
“Ballad of Love and Mystery” – Syndromeda – Last Days on Earth (2006)
“If Only I Had Wings, I Would Fly To Your Mountaintop And Immerse Myself In You” – Wings of an Angel & Tziona Achishena – The Dialogues Of Longing (2015)
“Whales Face the Holy Land” – Palancar – Enlightenment (2009)
“Brave the Future” – Altus – The Time Collection [Disc 1] Ghost of Time (2014)
(Image: By Sriram.chatty – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=49807972)