Entheogenic is a musical project consisting of Piers Oak-Rhind and Helmut Glavar that crosses musical style boundaries. According to the two members, the music mixes “coloristic electrophonics” with “impressionistic orchestra-like sound”.
The use of both eastern and western vocals, tribal sounding instruments, as well as an array of synthesizers built the foundation of the Entheogenic sound. Their epic soundscapes manipulated through sound effects and catalystic sonic experimentations have a semi-classical feel to them. Entheogenic also records and uses a large amount of “natural samples” – water, human voices, animals, etc.
According to some people[who?], Entheogenic was one of the two major psybient projects (the other being Shpongle) whose experimentation influenced the psychedelic electronic scene. Entheogenic’s first release “Entheogenic” is a concept album that recounts the tale of an Ayahuasca journey, with layered trance melodies and texturally rich arrangements. Three labels bid for the release: the former UK based Flying Rhino, the German based Cosmophilia and the Spanish 3D Vision. The album was released on 3D Vision Records.
In 2003, their second album “Spontaneous Illumination” released on c.o.r.n. recordings was the first psy-chill album ever to make it to number 1 in the German Chill-out charts. Their first two albums were noted for their epic thematic lengthly tunes. Both albums feature the work of Sound Engineer Glenn Schick (Morcheeba, Ludacris etc.) In 2005, “Dialogue of the Speakers” (Chillcode Records), continued the success of its predecessor, and went straight to Number 1 in the German charts, where it remained for 24 weeks. “Golden Cap” (Chillcode Records) was released in 2006. G.C. was received by their now quite large following with a love-hate attitude.
A large collection of the most exquisite psychedelic chillout you can find in a single band… enjoy souds… good smoke… 😉