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Call for a Snake
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GEA is an ethereal storyteller from the North. She creates unique music through channeling. Her music has been heard in Netflix series Happy Jail, and her music videos have won a few awards at film festivals. She toured with her earlier releases (Butterflies 2017, Snow 2019)in Japan, USA, Canada and Mexico. Yet, her boldest move is her brand new album, Call For A Snake. It’s a stirring and soothing journey that invites the listener on a spiritual adventure.
The album process started when GEA was treated unfairly at work, and instead of listening to her screaming ego, she decided to try yoga. Daily yoga led her through the crisis as a winner, so she stuck with it. Little did she know that it would release powerful energies in her and change her entire life. She quit her job a year later and started to write this album.
“All of the sudden the things that used to make sense to me, didn’t. I had many emotional and physical symptoms that led to a complete lifestyle change. I no longer couldn’t consume coffee, alcohol and meat. When we were in Hailuoto recording this album, I became aware of the concept of kundalini awakening, and realized that I had had one while writing it,” GEA explains.
Call For A Snake is a call for Kundalini energy. The songs are richly textured and musical, and they sonically span genres such as ambient, electronic, tribal, acoustic and symphonic music, 1980s dark wave, and indie-pop. The album is bisected by four parts, and each division is dedicated to a phase in our spiritual awakening. These passages of enlightenment are symbolized by the following spirit animals: a snake, a swan, a crow and a snow bunting.
The album begins from the darker sleeping stage, carefully leading the listeners towards awakening. The first section (tracks 1-4), “crow”, represents the threats of staying passive; the pain of choosing not to wake up, and these are the dark and tribal tracks. The second section (tracks 5-8), “snake”, represents the Kundalini energy residing dormant within us. The snake tracks are mysterious but comforting, and epitomized by the album’s title track. The third section (tracks 9-11), the “swan” batch of songs exude the beauty, gratitude and joy of being awake, and this grouping of songs is celebratory. The album ends with the “snow bunting” songs (tracks 12-14) that evoke innocence; the purity we only experience in birth and death.
The album was completed by people from four countries working remotely due the pandemic. It was produced by Grammy and Juno award-winning Canadian producer Chris Birkett who has collaborated with such icons as Sinead O’Connor, Alison Moyet, Talking Heads, Quincy Jones, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Steve Earle. Vocal recording was done by renowned Finnish recording engineer/producer Oona Kapari. The album was mastered in Brooklyn by Fred Kevorkian and the graphic design was done by a team of award winning designers in Tallinn, Estonia called bynew.co.
“My message with this album is that all the wisdom you need is inside of you. The snake is guarding this spiritual knowledge, and you just need to wake up your inner voice to access it,” GEA says.