Ram Dass and composer East Forest join forces for a full length album.
In June 2018, East Forest was invited to Ram Dass’ home in Maui to join in conversation and record brand new teachings from the legendary teacher.
After capturing these words of wisdom, East Forest returned to his studio in the high desert of Southern Utah to compose the soundtrack for Ram Dass' wisdom.
The collaborative work features topics around technology, nature, soul, death, psilocybin, the idea of guru, circular thinking, witness consciousness, karma, the mind, as well as classic Ram Dass stories from his early journeys in India and more.
East Forest scored music to accompany each teaching in a wide range of influences — from contemporary classical to chillwave electronica, electro-acoustic to stripped back piano songs.
The new East Forest record also features guest appearances from the likes of Trevor Hall and Grammy nominated artist, Krishna Das, all framing Ram Dass’ teachings with contemporary voices and cementing Ram Dass into an echelon of relevancy and immediacy — offering a direct antidote for a highly polarized nation that is deeply in need of a universal voice of wisdom, connection and unconditional love.
Listen to the new Album Here