We are delighted to announce the first new release in 2017, which will take us back to the roots of Drone music. We welcome Louise Landes Levi to the Oaken Palace Records family and invite you to join her in the exploration of traditional Indian raga!
Louise is a founding member of Daniel Moore’s Floating Lotus Magic Opera Company, the first fusion orchestra in the USA – fellow players included Terry Riley & Angus Macleise. Louise then trained with the Indian masters Pandit Ram Narayan and Ustad Abdul Majid Khan on sarangi, and with Ali Akbar Khan and his sister, Annapurna Devi. She also studied with La Monte Young in NYC, where she monitored the Dream House, Young’s & Zazeela’s musical installation. Despite this vast musical experience, she has released very few solo recordings, so we feel especially honoured that she has agreed to contribute to our project.
We will release this new material as a limited LP (300 copies on white vinyl) that will follow her only and now sold-out LP “From The Ming Oracle”. More info on the album and the cause she will be supporting will follow soon. In the meantime, you can listen to an excerpt from her last album here:
And here you can find her two previous tape releases “Kinnari” and “Padma”: