“Manna” is the first single from the forthcoming album, “Eden Ahbez’s Dharmaland,” due July 11, 2021. The link is here:
“Dharmaland,” arranged and performed by Ìxtahuele, is the first-ever recording of this long-lost masterwork by the original hippie composer of “Nature Boy” and “Eden’s Island.” Resurrected from Ahbez’s unrecorded sheet music, c. 1961-63, Ìxtahuele has woven an enchanted tapestry of mystic exotica and experimental pop that re-establishes the songwriter as a forefather of psychedelic music and brings his work into the present. They are joined by a host of guest artists, including nine of Ahbez’s friends and former collaborators, as well as contemporary performers Kadhja Bonet, Xenia Kriisin, and King Kukulele. The composer’s own handmade drums and bamboo flutes also appear throughout the recordings.
Bonet performs lead vocals on the “Manna” single above. The music video is directed by Brian Chidester and Alex Tyson, with cinematography also by Tyson, as well as Robert Ek. Denny “King Kukulele” Moynahan plays the role of Eden Ahbez and Contessa Beth Hinterliter plays the Magic Woman. Video executive produced by Stefan Kéry of Subliminal Sounds and John Winer of Full Moon Films.
Visit Ìxtahuele’s LinkTree here for all listening options and to pre-order the vinyl or CD edition which will be released on June 11th.