A first track from the “magnum opus” of Lucette Bourdin – the “Horse Heaven” album, her last and perhaps most significant composition. For the highest (MP3 320 kbps) quality please refer to the Archive section.
A deep of compassion, a hushed sanctuary,
Her inward help unbarred a gate in heaven;
Love in her was wider than the universe,
The whole world could take refuge in her single heart.
The above is a quote from Savitri, which Lucette has placed on the cover of the album.
FROM ALBUM REVIEW BY GREG MOORCROFT (eyescastdown.com)
Horse Heaven is ecstatic, transcendent deep drift, full of heavenly choir-like pads and organ-like sonorities. The opening piece, Inner Vastness, is a ten-minute heartsong, rising and falling like a hymn, not so much coming into being as coming into awareness that it was always present. In Torrent of Nectar, the artist stands in awe; beatific and still, only music can begin to describe her vision. How, then, can we reduce it to words?
Lucette taps the pulse of creation with the swelling, crystalline chords of The Luminous Ocean, radiating out to the dome of the universe, and the growling, powerful bass of Fearless Light. In Dweller in the Infinite, I hear reverence in the face of true majesty, ever-expanding, awe-inspiring and serene.
Horse Heaven is mystic, ineffable, introspective and god-seeking – exploring and celebrating both external and internal infinities, and a quest for their meeting place. Imagine church music for everyone, without any sectarian baggage, with no need for division or fear – just sharing the wonder of this life eternal. That’s how I would sum up this essential release, from an artist whose music should be heard by all.
For more, go to the Lucette Bourdin page.
Music from 2010 album of Lucette Bourdin “Horse Heaven”, published on Earth Mantra Netlabel.