EarthCry’s “Hear the Earth, Heal Yourself ∞ Heal the Earth, Hear Yourself”
Interview by Kaylee Zielinski
Photographs courtesy of Anthony Thogmartin
On Tuesday August 27th, Anthony Thogmartin’s album “Heal the Earth, Heal Yourself ∞ Heal the Earth, Hear Yourself” was officially launched. The album consists of 6 quite lengthy tracks, each dedicated and meticulously tuned to a frequency in the ancient solfeggio scale. These frequencies are known to heal and aid the human condition. The album is electronic in nature, yet utilizes found sounds and tribal percussion, as well as recorded tuning fork tones and chanting. The end result is an auditory journey that is engaging and fun to experience and experiment with. Appalachian Jamwich was fortunate enought to talk to Thogmartin about his new album, the frequencies used and his personal relationship with them.
What frequency is your favorite and why?
I don’t have a favorite, but I definitely had quite a time with 741. I even wrote a second song called “Assemblage” dedicated to it. I have been using 396 whenever stressed out, and more recently I really like what 639 sounds like.
Where did you first learn about solfeggio?
A friend of mine showed me a couple meditation CDs. You see, this whole concept of making a dance album dedicated to these frequencies was born out of my hopes to reach young people with something they could connect with. Moreover something that just might get them into a more present state. My debut “Heal the Earth, Heal Yourself ∞ Heal the Earth, Hear Yourself.” is something you can clean your house to or sit and go inward. I wanted to create something everyone could get into.
Where will the proceeds from this album go to?
In order to keep EarthCry fans involved the act of giving, I plan on switching up the recipient of the project periodically. For now I am focusing on natural conservation initiatives. Right now the focus of 50% of the album sales and touring revenue are going to CI (conservation international).
How did you like recording as opposed to performing the tracks live since this is your first album with this project?