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Phil Thornton

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Contribution to the Show

We are very proud and priviliged to debut Phil's appearance on our show in CMP 032, Faerie Days and Faerie Knights with his powerful track Summer Solstice from his album, Solstice. The opposite side of the wheel, Winter Solstice from the same album, can be heard in our 2012 Yuletide Party Show, SP32. You can also hear a small section of Inside from his wonderful album Edge of Dreams on the same show. His beautiful track Awakening from the Solstice album can be heard in our 2013 Imbolg Holiday Special for Brighid, SP34 as well as in our Spring Equinox Holiday Special for 2013, SP35.

You can also hear the wonderful sounds of Phil's track Cloak of Darkness from his album Shaman in our Episode 38, Apple Orchards and Wedding Feasts. The exotic rhythms in Desert Rhythm (Fallahi Rhythm) from his album Eternal Egypt can be heard in our Episode 39, Prophecy of the Druid.

Biography


A keen sorcerer of sonic visions, Phil Thornton has written and produced over 30 solo albums - with world wide sales of over 2 million - since beginning his musical odyssey in the early '80s with the group 'Expandis' (a unique artists collective best known for their innovative use of electronic sound).

Phil's first two ambient albums 'Cloud Sculpting' and 'Edge Of Dreams' both topped the 'New Musical Express' New Age chart and are now widely acclaimed as classics of their genre.

Previously commissioned to collaborate on the concept album 'First Quest' for the highly successful game 'Dungeons & Dragons' and to compose music for an esoteric art event at St. James's in Piccadilly, London, widely regarded as an early turning point in the development of 'new age' ideas.

His arrangements often feature a mix of ethnic and modern instruments, which has led him into collaborations with leading 'world' musicians to create a diverse and hypnotic blend of atmospheric compositions. Phil's 1999 collaboration with Hossam Ramzy, 'Immortal Egypt', won 1st place in the annual 'New Age Voice' magazine awards in the USA.

As a live performer Phil has appeared on regional and national television in England, Europe and South America, The Findhorn Foundations Universal Hall in Scotland, the Purcell Rooms on the South Bank and St. James's Church in Piccadilly, London. Seminars in Rome, Amsterdam, Paris, Guadalajara and Sao Paulo and concert tours of Brazil and Mexico as well as many 'Greenpeace' and 'Friends of The Earth' festivals in Great Britain.

He has also given many interviews/performances for radio shows world wide including 'echoes', 'K.T.W.V.' and 'Hearts of Space' in the U.S.A.

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Born from the frustrations of the traditional 'band' line up Expandis was my response to many near misses with groups during the late 70s.

Inspired by punk / new wave / experimental bands such as the brilliant New York innovators 'Suicide' and the more mainstream 'Talking Heads' as well as the obvious 'Kraftwerk', 'D.A.F.' and 'Yellow Magic Orchestra' connection.

A high energy live show with no weak links coupled with a desire to break down some boundaries with the lyrics and music.

We soon gained a following of like minded conspirators and for the next 3 years worked on all sorts of projects including - performance events, dance parties, graphic novels, videos, magazines, festivals and role playing sound tracks(!) at one point we even signed up with Rocket Records (Elton John's label) to have a stab at commercial success!!

In retrospect I think we can safely say we were at least 10 years too early and probably picked the wrong planet!

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 Albums

Phil has 53 albums, 12 singles & 3 DVDs available.

Pure Tibetan Bowls

Seven Rings

w. Sika

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Pure Tibetan Bowls

Pure Crystal Bowls

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Pure Tibetan Bowls

Pure Tibetan Bowls

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Resolution

Resolution

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Tibetan Meditation

Tibetan Meditation

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The Brigand's song

The Brigand's song (‪Cântec haiducesc‬)

Single, w. Albert Buga

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initiation

Initiation

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Two Skies

'Two Skies'

Myristica & The Mothership Single

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Hidden Monkey

Hidden Monkey

Expandis Single

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Top of the Hill

Top of the Hill

Expandis Single

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Fresh out of Borstal

Fresh out of Borstal

Stallion Single

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Logos Unbound

Logos Unbound

Rich Om & the Mothership Single

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Visions of Tibet

Visions of Tibet

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Expandibubble Dub

Expandibubble Dub

Rich Om & the Mothership Single

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Backward Christian Soldiers

Backward Christian Soldiers

Stallion Single

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The Hard Life

The Hard Life

Stallion

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Rise

Rise

Expandis

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Nexus Tribal

Nexus Tribal

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Feed It In

Feed It In

Expandis Single

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Rejuvenation

Rejuvenation: Beyond the Edge of Dreams

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Flying

Flying

Expandis

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Set the Controls For the Heart of the Sun

Set the Controls For the Heart of the Sun

Expandis Single

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Immortal Egypt

Immortal Egypt

w. Hossam Ramzy

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Shaman

Shaman

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Eternal Egypt

Eternal Egypt

w. Hossam Ramzy

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A Global Voyage

A Global Voyage

DVD

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Living Like This

Living Like This

Expandis

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I'm Not Waving... I'm Drowning

I'm Not Waving... I'm Drowning

Expandis

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Tribal Spirit

Tribal Spirit

w. Helm

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Eqypt Unveiled

Eqypt Unveiled

w. Hossam Ramzy

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Angelic Harmony

Angelic Harmony

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Rhythm of the Rainforest

Rhythm of the Rainforest

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Enchanted Egypt

Enchanted Egypt

w. Hossam Ramzy

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Zen Beats

Zen Beats

DVD

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The Buddha Experience

The Buddha Experience

DVD

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Bathtime Bliss

Bathtime Bliss

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Zen Chillout

Zen Chillout

Various

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Zen Dreams

Zen Dreams

Various

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Zen Lounge

Zen Lounge

Various

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Zen Trance

Zen Trance

Various

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Zen Meditation

Zen Meditation

Various

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Native American Chants

Native American Chants

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Capoeira

Capoeira

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Dreamscapes

Dreamscapes

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Illusions

Illusions

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Solstice

Solstice

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Alien Encounter

Alien Encounter

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Sorcerer

Sorcerer

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Beyond Heavens River

Beyond Heavens River

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Pharaoh

Pharaoh

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While the Green Man Sleeps

While the Green Man Sleeps

w. Mandragora

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Alchemy

Alchemy

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Tibetan Horn

Tibetan Horn

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Between Two Worlds

Between Two Worlds

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Fire Queen

Fire Queen

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Natural Magic

Natural Magic

May not be available

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From Another Sky

From Another Sky

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Edge of Dreams

Edge of Dreams

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Cloudsculpting

Cloudsculpting

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Complete Home Expandis

Complete Home Expandis

Not currently available

Bellydance For Fitness And Fun

Bellydance For Fitness And Fun

w. Hossam Ramzy

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Rock the Tabla

Rock the Tabla

Various

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Yamma Jatta (Broadoak Mix)

Yamma Jatta (Broadoak Mix)

Single

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Dreaming of Cairo

Dreaming of Cairo

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Tribale

Tribale

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Bay City Shimmy

Bay City Shimmy

Single

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Music for Bellydance

Music for Bellydance

w. Hossam Ramzy

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Eastern Moments

Eastern Moments

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