Big News!!! The debut full-length of Saariselka “The Ground Our Sky” is coming out with the fine folks at Temporary Residence Ltd on Oct 18th! Saariselka is inspired by the meeting of earth and light, where slowly moving land masses merge with enveloping light fields.
Saariselka is the collaboration me (Fender Rhodes, organ, synthesizers) and Chuck Johnson (pedal steel guitar and treatments). It’s been quite a journey over the past several years to birth this collaborative vision together. If you’re one of those hard core fans that’s seen us since our very first shows in Oakland…. you might recognize the first single “VOID” at https://saariselka.bandcamp.com/track/void
The Ground Our Skygets its lift by pondering the universe not while staring up at the sky, but rather down at the ground – gazing into the earth, where we are all individually and collectively a meeting of the ground and the sky. This inverted perspective is at the heart of Saariselka’s music. That feeling of becoming ungrounded is universal and inevitable – and increasingly necessary to seize those rare opportunities for meaningful changes in perspective.
So excited to bring these songs to the world, which have offered me so much peace, joy, and transformation.