How were the tracks made?
This EP has been compiled as a vehicle for Yee Ley’s healing voice. Participants at her live sound baths have expressed that her voice has been the most transformational element of the sound-scapes and have requested more of this on the Sonic Tonic releases. So here it is, layers and layers of sounds, created using only Yee Ley’s voice and showcasing her vocal range and versatility:
Track 1: The Call
The track consists of 8 layers of voice, and is the only track on the EP that has e!ects applied to the original voice recordings.
Track 2: A I O
AIO is Maori word for peace
This track carries inspiration from the land of Aotearoa (New Zealand). It is an acknowledgement and thank you to the land and to all the beings that have supported Yee Ley’s mahi (work) in Aotearoa, New Zealand. There are 26 layers of voice recorded; toning the vowels A, I, O individually, and an additional 11 layers of sounds, created using Yee Ley’s voice. Sound inspirations include: purorohu (bull roarer), pūtōrino (bugle flute), and kererū (NZ pigeon in flight)
Track 3: Release
Again featuring only Yee Ley’s voice, including a background track of 21 layers of vowel toning, harmonic overtones appear between and within the layers. Overlaying this background track, are 10 melodies and vocal expressions.
Track 4: Deep within
The deep ‘monk’ sounding vocals are all Yee Ley’s voice. No modifications or manipulations are applied. This lower range of throat singing (aka overtone singing) spontaneously came through Yee Ley at a sound bath event whilst she was playing a crystal bowl - nicked named the ‘Buddha Joy’ bowl. This background ‘monk’ chanting of vowel sounds contain 8 layers of Yee Ley’s voice. This is the only track on the EP that contains a non-human voice, which is the fairy chimes playing gently in the background.