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When traditions become ever so much baggage, when the future is a pre-echo of past uncertainties, when the earth cries out for new ways and people long for old godheads, out of the fray emerges a serene warrior. Oakensong is a progressive traditionalist, fusing sounds to soothe and energize a new generation of old souls.

Oakensong is the name under which Victor Eijkhout releases his Native American flute music. Gifted with a musical ADD that makes him record a clay-pot drum solo one day and an electronic meditation on the symmetries of the C60 molecule the next, Victor has managed to sustain an enduring love for all things flute. Having played recorder and Boehm flute since an early age, lately he has been branching out into Native American flutes, with occasional side trips to the Shakuhachi, Ney, and Hulusi.

Long term experiences in keyboard playing and a love for experimentation have led him into software synthesis. The combination of these culminated in Flutecore, a CD of Native American flute music with thoroughly modern synthesized backing, released under the artist name Oakensong. Inspired by the western deserts, the dominant mood of the disc is meditative, though the first and last track are higher energy, verging on a dance beat. A bonus track, Forever, is written by the Hawaiian artist Jivatma, based on samples of an earlier track on the CD.

When he is not fluting, Victor can be heard around Austin playing recorder with Passing Measures and the Texas Early Music project, oud with Bereket, bass in the 1001 Nights Orchestra, saz with the Austin Troubadours, or practicing percussion on his front porch.

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Flutecore
(released on February 02, 2010)