NEWS: Ahbez Documentary Receives Foundation Grant

It is with great pride that myself and Full Moon Films, the production company behind the Eden Ahbez documentary “As the Wind,” announce that we have been awarded the 2020 Kenneth Karmiole Research Fellowship grant. Besides being a great honor, we are excited to use the funds from this grant to do additional research on…

UPDATE: Ahbez Documentary Film

It’s nearing the end! I wanted to make a few clarifications, however, so as to avoid confusion. Firstly, a lot of people have asked me in the last year or so, ‘Where can I view “As the Wind: The Enchanted Life of Eden Ahbez”?’ Or ‘Can we screen your film at our venue?’ At this…

NEWS: Dharmaland Is Coming

Los Angeles, CA—On July 9, 2019, recording sessions commenced on Dharmaland, the suite of songs composed by Eden Ahbez between 1961 and ’63, but never recorded or released during his lifetime. Swedish quintet Ixtahuele has now arranged and performed the lost project for the first time ever, and they were joined by a host of guests,…

More Ahbez Influence in Contemporary Music

It’s been a few years since I last wrote an update on the many influences of Eden Ahbez in contemporary pop culture and since that time a number of new projects and mentions of the composer have emerged. The first of these is a full-blown ode by former Wall of Voodoo frontman Stan Ridgeway (as…

NEWS: Behind the Scenes Video of Ahbez Documentary on YouTube and Vimeo

Follow the progress of the Eden Ahbez documentary, As the Wind, with this behind the scenes series. Part one of three is linked here: Vimeo link:

UPDATE: Rare Ahbez 78/Single from 1951 Found

At long last! A 78rpm single, written by Eden Ahbez, which has eluded me for more than twenty years, has finally materialized!! It is titled “Gravy Train” b/w “Two Shades of Blue” and is by Nature Boy and His Orchestra, on Mercury Records. The single was announced in Billboard magazine on March 31, 1951 and…

NEWS: Eden Ahbez Documentary Film Offically Underway

It gives me great pleasure to announce it first here that I am now working on a feature-length documentary about the life and music of Eden Ahbez. The film is to be titled “As the Wind: The Enchanted Life of Eden Ahbez” and is currently in production. Here is the promo, or preview, of things…

INTERVIEW: Divine Melodies (Dave De La Vega Talks Hippie-Era Single Produced for Eden Ahbez)

Last month I posted a quick blog announcing the rediscovery—by David De La Vega—of the flexi-disk of “Divine Melody,” an uber-rare single he produced with Eden Ahbez in 1982. The song, however, was recorded over a decade prior, as well as several other tunes written and performed by Ahbez (also produced by De La Vega). I…