by Steve Brand

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Sanctuary (disk 1) | Place Of Honoring (inner temple) | 68:43
Sanctuary (disk 2) | Place Of Unconditional Love And Acceptance (valley) | 58:01

Sanctuary is two long form organic atmospheres of gongs, bells, voice, didgeridoo, field recordings and keyboards.

“As a whole, on Sanctuary, I hear a music that is at once grand and closely intimate. Gigantic universal swells and slow churnings deliver the spirit to the quieter moments of solitude with a sense of place and reality as insinuated by field recordings of the natural world. Disc one is engulfing and enveloping, while Disc two is inviting and introspective. The sanctuary here; in this music, is the union of the personal with the impersonal. The sanctuary becomes not a a static physical place where rituals are performed or prayers are whispered; but a state where the mind, body, spirit, and heart find contentment.” - Roy Mattson

“Sanctuary, the place of honoring, love and acceptance, resides within the inner temple of one’s self.” - Unknown

Thanks to Roy Mattson, Mark Seelig, Geoff Small, Jill, Nadja, Miette and LooLoo Brand, for the support and encouragement.



released June 19, 2015



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Steve Brand

Steve Brand originally recorded and released in the experimental genre under the name “Augur,” with more than 20 limited edition releases on independent labels. In 2003, Steve began creating in the “ambient” genre under his own name. He has issued more than 40 self-released disks, as well as a number of solo and collaborative releases on U.S. labels, Hypnos and AtmoWorks, the Italian label, Afe. ... more

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