Howard Givens / Craig Padilla

Life Flows Water

Finalist - ZMR Music Award - Best Ambient Album


1   Opening To New Perspectives

2   Awakened Consciousness

3   A Step Achieved

4   Reflection and Metamorphosis

5   Tide of the Opposition Moon

6   Life Flows Water

7   Shavasana

Life Flows Water is a collaboration between Spotted Peccary Music‘s founder and creative guru Howard Givens (Brain Laughter) and SPM veteran electronic virtuoso Craig Padilla. It is a meditation in form, opening and closing with tones from a Tibetan bowl, and flowing, evolving continuously through seven impressions of deeply nuanced ambient electronic artistry.  Featuring a profound array of electronic instruments from classic vintage and modular synths to modern digital keyboards, this delicately choreographed work is really about inward expansiveness – like true meditation – focused on a purity and simplicity in an abstract fulness.

The music is inspired by the moments and experiences that brought these artists together for this collaboration, and by the realization of a consciousness awakened from the steps taken on the discovery of this new path.  Padilla states: “We had been waiting to perform live together for quite some time.  Finally, due to numerous life changing events, the opportunity to create and perform new music had arrived and once we got started, the music continuously and effortlessly flowed from our hands and into the synthesizers; two collaborative energies finding a common singularity of creation.  The music describes this creative moment perfectly: getting lost and found in the present moment; taking an inward journey to communicate with the soul.”

This recording is the document of a specific moment and a testament to the process of simply being.