A hot desert night. A bonfire blazes, didgeridoos drone, and masked revelers dance to tribal drums. Mystical melodies summon ancient memories, and chilled-out beats seduce us into a world both sacred and profane. Come to the fire. In "Bonfire Dreaming", Jay incorporates the mysterious rhythms of the didgeridoo with the musical traditions of many cultures; fusing them with his own, unique style of sensual electronica. Known by many different names, the didgeridoo is an ancient Australian woodwind instrument - quite possibly the earliest wind instrument known in any culture. Traditionally made from a log that has been hollowed by termites, it has no finger holes or valves. It is simply a long, open tube. The many complex sounds are created using various tonguing, breathing, and vocalizing techniques, allowing for a fascinating range of rhythms and effects. It is most often played using a technique called "circular breathing" - which allows the musician to play continually, with no apparent breaks in the sound. With great respect for the indigenous peoples of Australia, Jay plays the didgeridoo in a modern, Western style.
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