The mystical number 9. . .
Every album tells its own unique story in its own special way, just like a book. As well, music connects us to ourselves and to one another on an emotional body level like nothing else can. If we are listening, if we are feeling, everything speaks.
Mystic’s Nine was several years in the making. In 2010, having finished the 12 CD series of music & meditation for vibrational attunement of mind, body, and spirit, & the creation of several other spiritual tools focused on helping humanity move forth in these challenging times, my thoughts and feelings were then guided in the direction of breaking out of that particular parameter; a reclaiming of my musical self, or perhaps all of my “selves” that had been previously focused elsewhere.
I am a classically trained pianist (and violinist) & longed to connect more freely in this regard with the music that resides in my soul. So with excitement I began the new journey. But, Spirit has its own ideas about timing, & it was not to be. In 2012 my husband had his first stroke. And more. Over the course of the next 4 years, life as we knew it was forever & irrevocably altered in every way. But through it all, we learned, grew, loved each other even more & completed with grace our earthly lifetime together.
The human body & spirit are way more resilient than we may even realize. Our capacity for love is utterly boundless. And in every moment we have a choice to bring joy and laughter into our lives no matter what the situation.
Mystic’s Nine is a chapter in a book, a small piece of an Akashic Record. Thank you for allowing me to share it with you now. It is decidedly uptempo. It is unbridled freedom. It is joy. It is triumph and victory over all adversity. More than anything, it is LOVE. It is my hope that you feel that and take it in, like a big, deep breath of fresh air, into your own spirit. ~ With love, joy, blessings, and immense gratitude to you ~ Dyan
released November 1, 2016
All songs and lyrics written by DYAN GARRIS except as noted below. Dyan Garris, keyboard performance on all songs.
JOE BAUER, drum performance on Mystic’s 9, Cloud 9, East on 9th.
SCOTT SCHAEFER, flute performance on Mystic Sea. Recorded by John Mahoney at RavenPheat Studio, Phoenix, AZ
AMBER NORGAARD, vocal performance on Muse’s Gift. Initially recorded by John Gray at Jungle Studios, Phoenix, AZ. Initial sound engineering, John Gray. Re-recording, additional sound engineering & final mixing, Hayden Hodge & Gary Nieman, Mattlind Recording Studio, Tucson, AZ
JEFF OSTER, flugelhorn & trumpet performance on Mystical. Written and performed by Dyan Garris & Jeff Oster. Jeff Oster performance recorded by Tom Eaton at Imaginary Road Studios, Brattleboro, VT. Sound engineering & final mixing by Hayden Hodge, Mattlind Recording Studio, Tucson, AZ
WILL CLIPMAN, percussion on Mystic Kiss. Recorded by John Mahoney at RavenPheat Studio, Phoenix, AZ. Sound engineering & final mixing by Hayden Hodge, Mattlind Recording Studio, Tucson, AZ
MICHAEL G. RONSTADT, cello Heaven’s Gate & The Mist. Sound engineering & final mixing by Hayden Hodge, Mattlind Recording Studio, Tucson, AZ
AMBER NORGAARD & MARGO JOY, vocal performances on The Mist. Amber Norgaard recorded by Gary Nieman & Hayden Hodge at Mattlind Recording Studio, Tucson, AZ. Margo Joy recorded by David Nizri at Nizri Studio, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Final sound engineering & mixing, Hayden Hodge, Mattlind Recording Studio, Tucson, AZ
PETER STERLING, harp performance on Muse’s Gift & Aquamarine.
Sound engineering & final mixing by Hayden Hodge, Mattlind Recording Studio,Tucson, AZ Initial editing and engineering: Charles Dorman, The Saltmine Studio Oasis, Mesa, AZ & John Gray, Jungle Studios, Phoenix, AZ Additional & final mixing, sound engineering, track engineering, & mastering: Hayden Hodge & Gary Nieman, Mattlind Mastering and Recording, Tucson, AZ
MYSTIC’S NINE Produced by Dyan Garris
Fractal art, courtesy of Sven Geier. Graphic art & design, Dyan Garris.
© 2016 Dyan Garris, Journeymakers, Inc. All Rights Reserved.