EAST FOREST has been the leader of underground ‘sound healing’ ceremonies around the world since 2008. Using music as a tool, he has trail blazed the field of organic tech, building bridges between the digital and natural world. Being fully independent and playing in the private shadows allowed the sound of East Forest to emerge: an emotional and spacious musical lexicon with a sound that took shape out of a practical need to play solo for five to six hours while guiding a room full of listeners in deep meditation.
The new East Forest record also features guest appearances from the likes of Trevor Hall and Grammy nominated artist, Krishna Das, all framing Ram Dass’ teachings with contemporary voices and cementing the 87 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.
In 2019, East Forest will drop two major projects — “Ram Dass” (4-parts) + “Music For Mushrooms: A Soundtrack For The Psychedelic Practitioner” (May 2019), a remarkable 5-hour fully connected album experience designed to act as a ‘digital shaman’ and musically guide the psilocybin (the active ingredient in psychoactive mushrooms) experience in the rapidly progressing drug research studies occuring around the world. With ten years in development through active research of his own, East Forest is offering an unprecedented musical tool to help guide and support the new burgeoning field of psychedelic therapy. Most recently the FDA has fast-tracked psilocybin by granting it “breakthrough therapy,” and early applications include powerful and lasting treatments for PTSD, depression, anxiety, addiction and likely much more.
His performance on Saturday night of Love Yoga Festival is more of an experience than a concert.