“Dharmaland,” the collection of music written by Eden Ahbez in 1961-63 (in the immediate aftermath of “Eden’s Island”), but left in sheet music form by the composer during his lifetime, has been recorded by Swedish exotica quintet Ìxtahuele.
The sessions for the LP began in July 2019 and ran through early 2020 and included guest appearances by nine of Ahbez’s friends and former collaborators. (Ahbez’s own handmade bamboo flute and handmade drums were also used on the double-album.)
The LP was slated to be released in June 2020, but due to the pandemic (and because of ongoing perfectionism), recording and mixing have continued past the original date of release. The project is currently being finalized, however, and will be released in the first quarter of 2021 by Subliminal Sounds Records.
Stay tuned here for more information on this incredible Ahbez-related project.