Japetus

Japetus

BandPopNew Age

Catchy pop songs with depth and meaning. Inspired ambient soundspaces for healing and meditation. Relaxing nature DVD journeys. Creative visualisations and guided imagery. Life enhancing interactive online treatments. Visionary artwork and transforming processes.

Biography

Vibratory worlds
I was born and raised in Sydney and from an early age I heard music in my head but it was not until I taught myself to play a variety of instruments including drums, guitar and keyboards, as well as singing, composing and production that I managed to capture it. I combined these skills into audio/visual production and worked for several years as an audio/visual producer. To assist in my desire to be a recording artist, in 1980 I set up my own recording studio and began creating songs and experimenting with sound using some of the new digital music keyboards launched in the early 80s. I recorded over 40 songs and sent them to record companies all over the world, however I was still a few years ahead of my time, recording as a solo studio producer writing Pop songs about social change and extra-planetary influences.

Spiritual paths
Along the way, I stumbled upon the practice of meditation, gathered information on various spiritual paths and gradually came to understand the importance of a higher more universal awareness. As this new perspective of life grew within me so, correspondingly, my interest in traditional pop music began to diminish, and I found myself working in a more instrumental vein. I began to recognise the connection between sound, colour and imagery and the more I worked with it and continued to explore consciousness the more I began to channel the various inspired journeys that went on to become my Visionary Journeys catalogue.

Framework
Since 1983 I have composed 12 inspirational albums (plus two compilations) and released them through my own record label doing all the production, manufacturing, distribution and promotion myself. This catalogue is an evocative and colourful collection that presents a profound musical framework for exploring the vibratory worlds of imagination and sound for the purpose of self-discovery, meditation and healing. Most of the albums were created on keyboard synthesisers and music samplers intuitively synthesising my own unique inter-dimensional sounds, perfecting ways to provide the perfect atmosphere and colour to evoke the particular journey and imagery. Later I added spoken guided visualisations based on the original imagery I saw when I developed the concepts for the original music.

Synthesis
Although I have focused on music, as a synthesist in the broader sense, my talents include video producer, vegetarian chef, creative writer and graphic/web designer. To support one of my best-loved albums, Visions Of Paradise, in 1987 I filmed and produced a video of magnificent natural vistas, rivers and sunsets, creating an audio-visual healing experience. This had wide applications in therapeutic areas as well as in the home and workplace. It was even shown on its own Qantas in-flight movie channel as part of a meditation package and I will be re-shooting that in digital video later in 2006. I have also performed some of my musical soundspaces at various healing workshops and conferences on metaphysics including the Esoteric Sciences and Creative Education Foundation conference in 1990 (where I also held a rare workshop) and of course the opening of Conference Earth in 1995 where I also had the delight of providing a live soundspace behind Dr James Hurtak during his mind-blowing guided visualisation.

Commissions
In 1985, Australia's most prolific writer in mysticism and the occult, Nevill Drury, asked me to produce a series of three albums of inner space music to accompany his book Music For Inner Space (ISBN 0907061745) for release in Germany and around the world. Over the last 20 years, I have worked with Denise Linn (USA) and Jo Buchannan (Aust) on guided visualisation albums, produced the soundtrack for an alternative movie called 'Into The Light', recorded and produced a series of Tibetan Buddhist chanting practice tapes for Lama Trijam, and supplied music exclusively for the National Federation of Healers Inc (Australia) guided visualisation album. In 1996, I was commissioned to create the title theme and incidental music for the 26 part TV series 'Yin, Yang and You' already shown to over 100 million viewers on NBC Asia as well as in The Middle East and South Africa. In 2002 my music and video was selected to support a guided meditation video for Qantas.

Awards
In 2000 I won Best New Age Ambient instrumental track + Best Environmental/Message song + Best Promotional Artwork design in the North Coast Entertainment Industry 'Dolphin' Awards and in 2002 I also won Best Folk song and numerous nominations in 2003.

Lyrics

Into The Light

Written By: Japetus

Here in my body with the forces that act upon it
Thoughts and emotions keep me responding to it
And looking out through my mind, a vision of something good
Across the threshold out of the woods…

I sense your body. The energies are flowing through it
You smile and say “Oooh, if you only knew it”
I’m going out of my mind believing I’ll find a way
To take us there, together some day

Chorus:
Into the light, the light of our souls
Into the light, with our hearts full of gold
Into the light, share the spirit of life
We hold the light… deep within…
Feel the flowers unfold.

We share one body, humanity and all we’re dreaming
The seasons change around us, misty rain, leaves all gleaming
This planet lives and breathes and through our love can be reborn
We can make it through, herald the dawn…

Chorus:
Into the light, the light of our souls
Into the light, with our hearts full of gold
Into the light, share the spirit of life
We hold the light… deep within…
Feel the flowers unfold.

This cosmic body, of consciousness, a solar system
All the different worlds evolving love and wisdom
And drifting out across the stars, the universe is one
Our destiny is to fly with the sun…

Chorus:
Into the light, the light of our souls
Into the light, with our hearts full of gold
Into the light, share the spirit of life
We hold the light… deep within…
Feel the flowers unfold.

Chorus: repeat once (with gusto)

Into the light…into the light…into the light…into the light…

Spaceship Bethlehem

Written By: Japetus

Here we are floating in a galaxy of stars
In between two planets we call Venus and Mars
Billions of souls incarnate, here to learn and grow
A simple thing you’d think but we don’t seem to want to know.

Way out of balance and we’re falling to the edge
Living on a mountain top and chipping at the ledge
But that’s not how it’s supposed to be on planet Earth
Now it’s time for those who see to find what they deserve.

Chorus:
And they can’t believe the reason for the fighting
When there’s so much of love to give
And they can’t believe the fire we’re igniting
When there’s so much of life to live…

I can see the Bethlehem hovering across the dawn
Just like she did two thousand years before
I hear a voice calling somewhere inside my head
“It’s time to move into the light,” it said.

Because you’re all going up now into a new perception
Going to find a better way heading in the right direction
And gathered all around us smiling through their tears
Are all the answers we’ve dreamt about for years.

Chorus:
And they can’t believe the reason for the fighting
When there’s so much of love to give
And they can’t believe the fire we’re igniting
When there’s so much of life to live…

Quick as lightening everything will change
There’ll be a new world where to love will not seem strange
A new understanding based on higher laws
Cause and effect and service flowing through the core.

And we’ll make Earth the paradise it’s supposed to be
And all the galaxy will come along to see
The human race is moving out towards those stars
And helping other planets who haven’t come that far.

Chorus:
And they won’t believe the reason for the fighting
When there’s so much of love to give
And they won’t believe the fire we’re igniting
When there’s so much of life to live…

Chorus repeat: (with gusto)
And they can’t believe the reason for the fighting
When there’s so much of love to give
And they can’t believe the fire we’re igniting
When there’s so much of life to live…

So here we are floating…

Angel

Written By: Japetus

Step out of the darkness
Walk into the light
Even a candle
Can hold back the night

Beyond your conception
Beyond your control
Reach for the highest truth
It's deep in your soul

Give up all your pain
To the highest you can see
Let it drift away
Set your spirit free

Chorus:
You said you were an angel
Softer than I'd seen
If you are an angel
Wake up to the dream
Leave the darkness behind
Just shine

To fight the addiction
You go into withdrawal
Seems like attachment is
The cause of it all

Beyond separation
It's beyond your desire
Glimpses of greater good
Are lifting you higher

Give up all your fear
To the brightest you can be
Feel it slip away
Set your spirit free

You said you were an angel
Softer than I'd seen
If you are an angel
Wake up to the dream
Leave the darkness behind
Just shine....

New Frontier

Written By: Japetus

The world is damaged beyond repair
By anyone who bothered to care
A paradise and it’s in decay
But universal help is on its way.

Chorus:
They’re coming to us from the Mind of the One
See the light as they (it) reappear (s)
They’re coming through us so let the songs be sung
The time is drawing near
So reach out for the new frontier.

From far across the depths of space
They come to help us in our disgrace (with)
New ways of living to learn and teach
Help bring the balance back into reach.

Chorus:
They’re coming to us from the Heart of the Sun
Feel the love as they (it) reappear (s)
They’re coming through us so let the Kingdom come
Into the atmosphere
So reach out for the new frontier.

Angels and spaceships fill the sky
Cleansing the energies and purifying
Raising the consciousness of Earth
So that we can know what life is worth.

Chorus:
They’re coming to us from where the race is run
Know the Good as they (it) reappear (s)
They’re coming through us so let thy will be done
The Plan is bright and clear
So reach out for the new frontier.

Chorus:
They’re coming to us from the Heart of the Sun
Feel the love as they (it) reappear (s)
They’re coming through us so let the Kingdom come
And we must have no fear
So reach out for the new frontier.

Discography

Titles
Japetus
- The Great Great Silence
- Once Around The Sun
- The Kabbalah / The Zodiac
- The Major Arcana of the Tarot
- The Egyptian Book of the Dead / Kundalini Yoga
- Visions Of Paradise
- The Radiant Self
- Infinity
- Shaman Journey
- Tales From Atlantis
- Crystal Light Awakening
- The Threshold
- Deep Space
- Peace & Quiet
- Journeys Beyond (sampler)

Set List

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