John Matarazzo of LOGICAL DRIFTIn 2010, veteran musician, writer, composer and producer John Matarazzo partnered with the legendary producer and sound engineer Logan Strand to form LOGICAL DRIFT; a new project with a whole lot of history.

After 30 years of working on major recordings and performing with popular acts, Matarazzo changed the direction of his muse to focus on spiritual projects, pioneering some of the early recordings of Ambient and Electronic music (John Zorn, Jah Wobble, Mick Harris and Buckethead). His success in this genre attracted established world and jazz artists (Ravi ShankarNusrat Fateh Ali KhanHerbie HancockLee “Scratch” PerryThe Gamelan Of BaliLata MangeshcarThe Monks Of Notre Dame, and Buddhist Monks of Maitri Vihar Monastery Tibet) opening the doors to expanded work on world and new age projects. Matarazzo was drawn to immerse himself in the origins of the music of the world. He journeyed to Bali, Indonesia, Sumatra, Tibet, North Africa, Morocco, Mali and Thailand, recording the native sounds along the way.

While continuing on his spiritual path, Matarazzo took interest in developing psychological compositions using electronic music elements instituted by Karl Heinz Stockhausen and Pierre Boulez. He experimented with their concepts and adapted them to create psychological dreamscapes and aural environments that evoke spiritual responses from the listener. Synthesizing sounds in acoustic laboratories, Matarazzo developed a palette of unique and emotionally resonant sounds from simple sine wave generators overlaying harmonic spectrums and resonating filters. The result of which are evocative and sensual aural landscapes and alternative worlds.

Combining his knowledge of ancient spiritual systems, psychoacoustics and aural imaging, he creates soundscapes that heighten the listeners’ sense of wellness and tranquility. The stimulation of the Chakra portals carries listeners on a journey toward greater awareness and aliveness. His aim is to create a music that will provide an important map for our wholeness and transformation, both personally and globally by opening the Chakra paths to enlightenment and integration.

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