Meeting of the Soul
Bill Briare & ChanneLight FAQ Q. What kind of music is it? A. That's always one of the hardest questions to answer. We have many musical influences and when you listen to ChanneLight you will hear Rock, Progressive, Latin, African, Israeli, Irish, Pop, Brazilian, Ska and many other types of sounds. The lyrics range from satire to subtle spiritual wonderings and masked political commentary. In a word, it's eclectic. Q. What type instruments are on this CD? A. Lead Vocal,Backup Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Acoustic 12-String, Bass, Lead Guitar, Electric Rhythm Guitar, Drums, Trumpet, Trombone, Piano, Congas, Djembe, Synths, Mandolin, Oud, Double Bass, Ukelele, Lead Acoustic Guitar, Surdo, Cuica, Violin, Flute, Ranat-Ek, Slide Guitar, Didgeridoo, Egg, Shekere, Bell, Misc. Percussion, Bamboo Reed Flute, Cajon, Banjo, Hammered Dulcimer, Dumbek, Tabla, Mbira (Not all at the same time!) Q. In an overview, what can we expect from this CD that we haven't heard on your others? A. Well, there's an oud, a ranat-ek, and an mbira! Actually, this collection has a much wider soundscape then other previous ones and a few more musical styles but you'll definitely recognize the ChanneLight sound. Q. When did ChanneLight start making music and where did that name come from? A. The original group started in the mid-80's and personnel have changed over the years. The band has always been fluid with more members for some shows and other times performing as even a duo. The name ChanneLight came in the middle of the night in a dream and suggests bringing positive light and music to the world. Q. How many albums have you released? A. This is the 10th album of music released by Bill under various names. It is the third under the ChanneLight name with Questions and Welcome to the Planet being the other two. Bill has also released several albums of children's music. Q. How many musicians played on The Meeting of the Soul, the newest album? A. 25 musicians and a Middle School Choir took part in various parts of the album production. Q. How many songs are on the album? A. There are 15 original songs on the album. Q. I would like to know what type of CD it is? A. There is a little bit of everything. You can crank a few up and get fired up and then relax for a few. Q. Any surprises in store for your listeners? A. Yes Q. Is the CD mixed in dubley? A. Yes, we used double dubley. Q. Will there be any hidden bonus tracks. A. I don't know. If they were hidden I couldn't find them. Q. Will Channelight release an 8-track tape version? A. Yes, if I can get my old 8-track player running in time. How old are you anyway?