As the title suggests, this album is a double-album. "Full Moon" contains 12 stirring compositions, centered around the majestic Steinway grand piano, passionate sounds of the cello and intriguing vocals. "Dark Moon" encompasses songs that are more orchestral, featuring large string sections, choirs and a touch of modern electronics. The two discs represent the balance between dark and light, day and night, the in and out of our breathing… All opposites. Polarized, yet inseparable. A balance long forgotten...
Before light and darkness split,
we were once one.
But while the wind aged, we forgot...
Energy became humanity,
humanity became insanity
And man became blinded by the light
and chased away its own shadow.
Shields were riven, one world after another.
Then a prophecy was born in the arms of evenfall.
From here the wind carried the rumors
of an inevitable reunion.
The music of Jyoti Verhoeff is both intriguing and enchanting, almost cinematic in nature – with its many layers, endless amount of subtleties, and organic structures. Jyoti’s piano playing is lyrical, her voice crystal clear and captivating like a Siren, beautifully accompanied by the passionate and virtuoso cello play of Maya Fridman
This album was created with immense amounts of passion and love. A search for a way to express the unexpressable mystery. By the support and love of many wonderful people this album was financed through crowd funding. It was recorded by Fieke van den Hurk at the legendary Wisseloord Studio's in Hilversum 2013. Mastered by Grammy awarded Darcy Proper at Wisseloord Studios Hilversum.
Full Moon (disc 1)
Dark Moon (disc 2)
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All music and lyrics written by Jyoti Verhoeff
Produced by Fieke van den Hurk & Jyoti Verhoeff
Arrangements by Jyoti Verhoeff, Fieke van den Hurk & Maya Fridman
Recorded by Fieke van den Hurk at Wisseloord Studios Hilversum
Mixed by Fieke van den Hurk & Jyoti Verhoeff at Orchus Studio Utrecht
Mastered by Darcy Proper at Wisseloord Studios Hilversum
Grand piano: Jyoti Verhoeff
Vocals: Jyoti Verhoeff
Cello: Maya Fridman
Backing vocals: Maya Fridman & Jyoti Verhoeff
Henosis choir: Maya Fridman, Tom Feenstra, Qwente Verhoeff & Roberto Ninarello
Harp: Colet Nierop
Gong: Joy Catsburg
Hammered dulcimer: Fieke van den Hurk
Wheelharp: Ralph van Wyckenburgh
Double bass: Theodora Agostini
French horn: William Jones
Celesta: Rosemary LaMontaine
Church organ: Anonymous
Underwater photography by Ruben Snitslaar
Graphic design by Fieke van den Hurk
English corrections by Thomas Biesmeijer