About the Music

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About the production

During the many years of preparation for the production there has been a massive amount of energy or shakti invoked and generated within the music. This is coordinated on an inner level by the devic energy behind the Soft Diamond Light image, book and the music – energetically linked to the qualities of the "vajrasattva".

"As a result, I feel there is an inner power embedded in the depths of the music, between and within the notes. I believe it contains an invisible power and energy, not necessarily from the notes or arrangement or instruments or the mix. It was generated from all the meditation, chanting and puja since the book and music were first conceived. It came as a result of producing the music without any real attachment, plan or agenda, and simply trusting it would all somehow manifest in its most perfect form."

'Soft Diamond Light, Only love matters', Anatole Petrovich Kononewsky, 2010

The initial idea for the CD back in 2006 was to simply include the song and a couple of extra tracks of ambient-type music for listening to while reading the book. (The final CD grew out of this basic concept.) The first step in the actual production of the CD was made in 2006. It was to record just the vocals to the song. As we started this process, the music production seemed to take on a life of its own, creating its own momentum, direction and ultimate outcome.

The music was produced using a unique process. All the instrumental recording sessions were played to the one melody of the song. The original instrumental recording sessions by each of the musicians where so stand alone that they really had no idea what the finished CD was going to be. (In fact, none of us did!) All of the musicians thought they were primarily playing backing pieces to the song.

The actual shape of the CD and the individual tracks only emerged after a very long time in the editing and mixing process. This occurred as we slowly brought together all the individual musical takes into what became the final overall piece of music based on the song.  There were also some new tracks created in the editing process to produce the final CD.

"While we were in the recording studio I noticed we naturally and pleasantly drifted into a meditative state while listening to some of the music moves or tracks.  I found that the music can be used as a spiritual discipline, a sacred practice by listening intently to each note of the music while visualising the Soft Diamond Light image."

Soft Diamond Light, Only love matters', Anatole Petrovich Kononewsky, 2010

The music, originating as a multitude of independent, individual instrumental tracks, recorded by different musicians over a number of months, slowly came together to reveal one coherent overall piece of music. It ended up as thirteen ‘moves’, a song and a reprise, coming together as one piece of music based on the one melody of the song while still maintaining their individual 'note' in the overall CD as fifteen unique and distinctive tracks.

The overall production of the music took a journey of fourteen years to prepare and complete. Most of this time was spent on the inner preparation and energy generated from the song, first written back in 1993.