Ram Dass : Chapter III (2019)

by East Forest, Ram Dass

Like Taking Off An Old Shoe AKA Death
Electronic Sea (feat. Stic.man of Dead Prez)
SouLand (feat. Laura Bird of The Mynabirds)


East Forest was invited to Ram Dass’ home in Maui to join in conversation and record brand new teachings from the legendary teacher. After capturing these words of wisdom, East Forest returned to his studio in the high desert of Southern Utah to compose the soundtrack to beautifully support each songs’ subject. In these new recordings, Ram Dass’ words speak masterfully to the modern challenges that so many face with technology, dark thoughts, the nature of soul and so much more. The new East Forest record also features guest appearances from the likes of Trevor Hall, Stic of Dead Prez, The Mynabirds, and Grammy nominated artist, Krishna Das, all framing Ram Dass’ teachings with contemporary voices and cementing the 88 year old spiritual teacher into an echelon of relevancy and immediacy — offering a direct antidote for a highly polarized nation that is deeply in need of a universal voice of wisdom, connection and unconditional love.

EAST FOREST x RAM DASS, releasing in 4 "Chapters" throughout 2019, culminating in a full-length album on August 9, 2019.

Learn more about EAST FOREST x RAM DASS project here: eastforest.org/eastforest-x-ramdass

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releases June 21, 2019

All music written, produced, mixed and engineered by East Forest

Ram Dass - spoken word

East Forest - Vocals, Piano, Percussion, Synthesizers, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Organ, Field Recordings, Drum Programming, String Arrangements

Laura Bird of The Mynabirds - Vocals
Stic.man of dead prez - MC

Owen Hofmann-Smith - Double Bass
Kyleen King - Viola, Violin, Bass Guitar
Thacher Schmid - Viola, Violin
Will Dudley - Kora

Huntley Miller - Mastering

Daniel F. Birch - Graphic Design
Elizabeth Hilton - Ram Dass and Maharajji Paintings
Amond AJ Jackson - Additional engineering, “Electronic Sea”

Tim Cook - Executive Producer
Raghu Markus - Love Serve Remember Executive Director

Recorded at Boulder Rock Studios (Boulder, UT), The Map Room (Portland, OR) and Ram Dass' study (Maui, HI)

All field recordings captured in and around Ram Dass' home on the island of Maui, Hawaii


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East Forest Boulder, Utah

East Forest plays electro-acoustic orchestral ambient-pop coined "blissful" (NPR) and "immersive" (Wired). His work has appeared on 1631 Recordings, Aquilo Records, as well as Tender Loving Empire & Universal/Decca.
He has two #1 albums that charted on iTunes as well as multiple top ten Billboard releases. He is a Nord Artist & tours internationally.
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