Waking Across the River

by Phillip Wilkerson

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Brian Bourassa
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Brian Bourassa Drift in the brilliant colors of cosmic dust. This latest release by Phillip Wilkerson doesn't just shine like all his work, it glitters with awe inspiring beauty.

Another brilliant work by one of today's ambient masters of space, drone, and free-floating sub-genres. Favorite track: Part 4: Waking Across the River.
Christopher Ellis
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Christopher Ellis A beautiful new album from a true master of ambient.
There is an emotional 'connectedness' which can only come from an intuitive brilliant sense of inner peace and feeling of being present here and now.
Phillips ability to convey both these spiritual inner qualities is something very rare and personal to share.
Thank you Phillip for such a beautiful album.
Favourite track waking across the river.
Duff Egan
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Duff Egan The world is so much better with Phil Wilkerson's recordings. I look forward to the new releases with as much anticipation as anyone and this doesn't disappoint. Such feel and compassion in this sound and PW does it in a really unique and inspiring fashion. Just sitting on my front porch enjoying this peace.. Can't wait for the next one. Favorite track: Part 2: The Last Day Here.


As a metaphor, rivers appear in music, art, literature, and all the major religious traditions. Rivers symbolize the creative origins of life, a source of purification, and a means of transport--for both body and soul.

Rivers take on mythical and mystical meanings for each person, according to their experiences, upbringing, and education. Mark Twain made the river a character in his novels. The song “Moon River” has become an icon
for life’s transitions. The Ganges and Yangtze and Jordan rivers are holy waters of purification, redemption, and enlightenment.

This music seeks to capture the myth and the mystery embodied by this universal symbol for life and the endless flow of experience between its shores.

PCW ~ July 2016


"so that even if you
occurred and were the same
you could not help but be
different in your own way
while any temporary
moment I live through
may still seem to be
a passing sketch of you
as you were meant to be"

~ W.S. Merwin


released April 10, 2016

Yamaha and Access Digital Synthesizers - Phillip Wilkerson
Photography ~ Tagir Mohandis


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