Markus Mars, Renowned Electric Violinist from Hawai’i, Releases Transformative Album "Ayahuasca" - A Mystical Auditory Journey Unfolds
Hawai'i, July 23, 2023 - Markus Mars, the visionary electric violinist from the enchanting landscapes of Hawai'i, is thrilled to announce the release of their newest album, "Ayahuasca." Inspired by a profound journey to Peru, Markus Mars delves deep into the wisdom of nature, spirituality, kindness, mindfulness, and gratitude, crafting an audible space for deep listening, respect, and peaceful complex problem-solving.
Having ventured through the captivating terrains of the Andes, Markus Mars found themself reconnecting with creativity that had long been suppressed due to petrifying impacts. The growing hatred caused by the rapid spread of disinformation during the pandemic, the rise of authoritarian ideologies, and global conflicts such as the war in Ukraine all served as great distractors from what matters the most: how we inter-are with one another and our environment. “Ayahuasca” is Markus Mars’s transformative musical attempt to transcend boundaries and cultivate empathy and unity in diversity.
Embracing the teachings of ancient traditions and respecting their continuous evolution into modern science, Markus Mars channeled this profound experience into "Ayahuasca," a transformative musical creation that invites listeners to embark on an introspective and mesmerizing expedition.
In this new album, Markus Mars ingeniously blends their virtuosity on the 5-string electric violin with intricate soundscapes, creating an immersive experience that transcends boundaries. The one-hour live composition consists of four intertwined parts that have been meticulously crafted in a live setting to stimulate auditory canals with wondrous sounds, leading the audience into a meditative state of mind and inviting the inner observer to freely explore the ramified mycelium network of yin and yang and the interbeing of the love of wisdom and hatred of ignorance - hopefully leading to a state of equanimity and more profound understanding for one another.
"With 'Ayahuasca,' I humbly return to the musical stage," says Markus Mars. "This album serves as a vessel to transport listeners, myself included, on an unexpected and transformative sonic adventure. I hope it brings joy, inspiration, and a glimpse of possible fairness through awareness to all who give it a deep listen."
As a resident of the Hawaiian Islands, Austrian-born Markus Mars draws inspiration from Hawai'i's volcanic landscapes and spiritual essence, infusing "Ayahuasca" with a unique blend of lived mythology. The profound connection to the ocean and the Mauna is evident throughout the album, creating a captivating sonic superfood that nourishes the soul.
"Ayahuasca" invites listeners to immerse themselves in a powerful potion of insight, providing a space to reflect, meditate, and journey within. The album's ethereal melodies and dynamic composition encapsulate the essence of Markus Mars's artistic identity, reflecting their devotion to pushing the boundaries of spirituality while staying rooted in rationality—and vice versa.
Markus Mars's exploration of live improvisation shines through in "Ayahuasca," as each track becomes a one-of-a-kind auditory masterpiece shaped by the vibrations of the present moment. The album's enigmatic and captivating soundscape makes it a must-listen for music enthusiasts and spiritual seekers alike.
Join Markus Mars on this extraordinary voyage of sound and spirit. "Ayahuasca" is soon available on all major music platforms, with an early release on Bandcamp on July 28, 2023. Its launch marks a new chapter in the musical evolution of Markus Mars.