A journey through the undiscovered and uncovered. Come travel through worlds of light and shadows, dark and deep, bright and swirling where sorcerers tell their tales, instruments have a lighthearted conversation and dragons fly for the shear joy of it. From the skirt of a whirling dervish to the depths where the stalagmites grow, Dogum is the portal where old/new stories begin their life. These are tales as told through the didgeridoo, voice and other surprises by Seattle artist Pamela Mortensen. One by one, Mortensen releases these creatures to exist where no others can. But don't be fooled for they are not all heavy creatures. Some are lighthearted like 'Why Not?' in all of it's jazziness while others like 'Out of Nowhere'take you to the farthest reaches of the kosmos where nebulae burn brightly with the promise of new stars. Inspired by elegant Middle Eastern and rich Eastern European rhythms as well as urban beats, each finely crafted piece in Dogum differs from the last in a collection that is rich with ideas that pulls the listener along. The following is taken from the liner notes of the album: I go inside these tubes and get lost in the vast space, this micro-universe Each channel, bump and gouge holds it's own song, waiting for breath to release it into the larger universe Lips meet wood, body meets instrument, breath meets cosmos to birth these creations that come from nowhere and go out into the everynothing. I am that little being who is all at once breathing into and standing at the edge of this world. Listening and playing at the same time to sounds that are sometimes soft and sweet sometimes massive and ovewhelming Vibration meets soul and reverberates from the center to the farthest edge. I tumble I travel and turn in this heaven of the deepest earth.