Heart of Australia
Acclaimed Australian artist Vicki Hansen has a career spanning twenty years plus as a musician and composer, with five solo albums under her belt, numerous projects as composer, musical director, sound designer and performer in arts as diverse as theatre, dance, live music, circus, film and television............... What has been said about The Heart of Australia: 'Hansen blows the doors off with her wicked keyboards and synthesisers, effortlessly bringing her incredible compositional talents to the world. Hansen is justifiably famous in Australia....' New Age Retailer, USA 'This thoroughly modern and original music, grounded in the rhythms of nature and indigenous peoples, deserves a wide audience' -Napra Review, USA 'From the rhythmic intensity of 'Red Heart' and 'Wigwam' to the oceanic blissfulness of 'Radiance' and 'After Silence', The Heart of Australia is a potent visionary journey to the centre of the earth - and the mind' - Real to Reel News, California, USA 'Hansen's soundscapes are an intricate balance of introspective contemplation and joyous celebration. Her music whispers, shouts, dances and sings, as she follows the landlines through intense and ultimately elevating revelations about the spiritual connection between our planet and it's peoples' - PJs Picks, Music News and Reviews, USA ' Each of the seven tracks on this CD deeply moves the listener, reminding him/her of the inherent beauty that resides in each living soul' - What's on the Planet Newspaper '(Vicki's music is) wordless pieces, laid layer upon layer echoed by drone sounds, appealing to the same areas of the brain as the best of aboriginal and other devotional ethnic music. It arouses a feeling that maybe, this mundane workaday world is not all there is to life, that there are spaces in the heart which are withering away without a hearty dose of something spiritual. Simple it is not, but it is uniformly beautiful' - Hugh Nolan, Telegraph Mirror 'Miss Hansen weaves her spell quietly and unobtusively with childlike simplicity and the calm authority of a master...despite the technical accomplishments and deep integrity of the work, the pervading impression is one of unselfconscious simplicity and a natural artless sincerity, paradoxically the hallmark of great art' - Harold Kleeman, Unicorn Newspaper 'What a talented musician and songwriter is Vicki Hansen....she gives us quality music which is destined to transcend genres and time.' -Ambience Magazine.