Howard Givens / Madhavi Devi

Source Of Compassion


1   Intention

2   Emergence

3   Omkara

4   Source of Compassion

5   Pathless Passage

6   Connected Space

Seeking to explore a mindful relationship with music, spiritual practice, and the self-healing arts, veteran Spotted Peccary artists Howard Givens and Madhavi Devi (Cheryl Gallagher) delicately traverse subtle electronic-ambient wonderlands on their new release, Source Of Compassion. Seamlessly morphing from live studio recording techniques to multi-instrument choreography – including modular and analog synths, digital synths, samples, and acoustic elements – the album’s six tracks explore the meditative nature of electronic music.

Both Howard Givens and Madhavi Devi are well versed in this form of ambient electronic music, each having dedicated many years to the style, while refining their expression of it through previous works such as Tibet and Life Flows Water. These two seasoned artists seamlessly merge their musical expressions; balancing the serene, pastoral and non-rhythmic, with the occasional intensity of evolving pulses and beats, all of which draw on the heart-mind energy that inspires the collaborative space and is at the source of spiritual discovery.