Robert ÆOLUS Myers was a leading figure in the Hawaiian New Age scene of the 1980s and early 1990s, a sound that wasn’t necessarily embraced on the Pacific island. His compositions led him to perform music for dance and transformational theatre, practicing his sonic storytelling the world over. In 2016 reissue label Aloha Got Soul released an anthology of his early works, shining light on these deeply spiritual and cleansing productions that were coming out of an unlikely location.
Talisman is the newest chapter of Myers’ work to be shared with the world, with LA-based label Origin Peoples, home to the likes of Johnny Nash, Tommy Awards and Lord Tusk, proving the perfect place for this retrospective album to land. It’s the first time a collection of his most impressive compositions will be shared on vinyl, alongside a quartet of remixes, none of which has been reimagined before. Equal parts haunting and ethereal, Robert’s use of melodic flute and twinkling keys juxtapose with eerie washes of synth, that enlighten and immerse the listener.
Talisman will come out on 1 April via Origin Peoples.