Darius Jones

The Oversoul Manual (AUM 091)

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The Oversoul Manual

Darius Jones

Aum Fidelity

642623309124

AUM 144060

AUM 091

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The Oversoul Manual

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CD 12,39 €

The Oversoul Manual is the long-awaited fourth installment / revelation in Darius Jones’ central, highly acclaimed, and on-going Man’ish Boy epic; it further reveals - indeed fully features - the great talents of Jones as composer & arranger, with originality, conceptual richness and deep emotive power to the fore. An a cappella work comprised of 15 pieces performed by his vocal quartet, The Elizabeth-Caroline Unit (featuring the great vocal talents of its devoted members Amirtha Kidambi, SarahMartin, Jean-Carla Rodea, and Kristin Slipp), it utilizes a heretofore unheard (by Earthlings) sacred language of sound / composition used in the alien birthing ritual of a new being.

The Oversoul Manual is both an elemental / genesis part of Jones’ Mani’sh Boy mythology and a fully illuminated / radical expression of his profound love for the human voice, which remains at the foundation of Darius’ singularly potent creative life. The voice was his first instrument; it was his gateway into music. He grew up singing hymns and duets with his sister as a young boy, later becoming gospel choir director at his church in Virginia as a young man. Darius’ intent with this work was to manifest an experience of great purity, communicative potency, and cleansing joy. And once again, he has succeeded magnificently.

PERSONNEL:

DARIUS JONES, composer, arranger, producer

Performed by The Elizabeth-Caroline Unit:
Amirtha Kidambi, voice
Sarah Martin, voice
Jean Carla Rodea, voice
Kristin Slipp, voice