Inspired by as he puts it, a desperate need for world healing, producer Joaquin Joe Claussell assembles a gathering of music that extracts its inspiration from tapping into the vibration guided from upward deep into the cosmos. The result is a story that encompasses rhythm, melody and love-all of which he believes are movements that are ultimately orchestrated by the universe. In part, his purpose is to lure the listener with him on a journey in paying homage to the infiniteness of outer space, as well as to remind one another of how we are connected to something much bigger than we are. In his words, “I think it’s important that we citizens of the universe learn to understand the interplanetary system-and the blessings that it bestows upon us all-maybe then we could figure out how to live in harmony with one another and in peace.
For Joaquin, the universe represents a never-ending canvas for creativity. As he puts it “ we are surrounded by this boundless frame for us to paint in between what ever we feel. Acknowledging that there is so much freedom offered to us is where Joaquin extracts a huge part of his inspiration. In Joaquin’s view, with such limitless space available-there is no point in anyone repeating himself or herself – or even to copy someone or something makes absolutely no sense. He goes on to say, “Inspiration comes in all different forms. However, taping into your own source of ideas and staying true to oneself, not only makes the world that we live in more interesting, but also, represents true evolution. This kind of freedom as he see’s it, can give us a better understanding of our true potential as human beings and can lead peace.
This compilation appropriately titled “Thank You Universe “includes offerings by the likes of his musical brothers Kuniyuki Takahashi (Sapporo Japan) and Louie Vega (New York)-by the way of songs that Joaquin remixed for them. There are also contributions from incredible musicians and artist for whom without this project would no be realized. Together we co-conceived the outcome with the cosmic vibrations of the universe. It is a compilation that was shaped with the utmost appreciation for the cosmos and what it gives to the existence to life here on mother earth and to other life forms from fare beyond. It is music meant to heal the soul, move the body and Inspire the minds of those who have been searching for a sign, which shows that, rhythm and sound, both ultimately deriving from the universe, is more than just a past time fun thing- it’s is all about Life.
Thank You For Listening.
The Sacred Rhythm Music & Cosmic Arts Family