J.S. Epperson released his first album in 1993 on the Monroe Institute's Hemi-Sync® label. Since then he has created nine albums, which led to starting his own label in 2009 with Higher Music. Higher Music (just to give you a preview) is not your average record label. They specifically concentrate on one objective, to heighten your state of mind; whether it’s a form of deeper sleep, meditation, focus or relaxation. You could call Epperson a real musical scientist. He’s collaborated with Professor Barbara Bullard, which was the first project that embedded Beta frequencies to enhance concentration and focus.
Ascension is the act or prospect of rising to a higher enlightenment or level. Well J.S. Epperson has a concrete idea that is surfaced among the conversion of binaural and monaural beats. These are frequencies that take us to a state of mind, which more than likely we couldn’t reach on our own, unless we decided to move to a Monastery in Tibet. Epperson’s newest release Ascension has his songs titled in Phases that will sure have you traveling at a different pace. Being able to multiply a database, triggering the forethoughts of our ideas, is considerable when we try on our own. But as I see it, with technology and the use of beats at a soothing rate, it will allow our being to hang on to the future. Without the use of drugs, which is usually how one would get their musical progression across, Epperson has used science the art of hearing to transpire a whole new realm.
Opening with Phase 1, crossing into the territory that soon becomes Phase 2, into Phase 3(the longest of the tracks, racing towards 15 minutes) where you can easily picture being in the desert at night, surrounded by what they usually call Montana sky country. As futuristic as this seems, it has an incredible Earth-based approach. If you were to put your ear to the ground, and listen close enough, you would hear magnetic plates moving, underground rivers rushing and a volcanic core corresponding with the solar flares of the sun.
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