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Kokopelli, the familiar humpbacked figure usually depicted as a glyph playing a flute, is considered by many Native American tribes to be a fertility deity as well as a trickster God and music spirit. In some cultures, he has a wife named Kokopelmana. Legend has it that Kokopelmana, being a trickster herself, lured Kokopelli into falling in love with her by pretending to grieve for a lost lover. Overcome with emotion and taken by her sadness, Kokopelli fell in love with her and they were later married. The tale continues that Kokopelmana's tears became real, tears of joy as well as sorrow, because it became clear that she had married someone very much like herself.
This track illustrates their initial courtship and, finally, their wedding. The Native American Flute is the voice of Kokopelmana while the mountain dulcimer is the voice of Kokopelli. Various hand percussion were used along with some vocals, a bass software instrument played via MIDI and a couple of subsonic loops that were tweaked.
I've been on the road all summer and it's so nice to be back home in my own home and studio where I can actually sit down and *gasp*, record music again.