Press Play: Levitation Room

By: Arielle Davis

Have you considered the ethos of the music you listen to? Have you listened beyond the catchy riffs, beautiful melodies, and crafty drum beats? Have you listened to music mindfully? Not everyone is looking for this deep, spiritual musical experience. However, music at its most basic level sound that has been arranged, and sound at its most basic level is vibrations that travel through the air. How are those vibrations affecting you? Have you considered these things? And better yet, have any of the artists considered these things? One band in particular definitely has.

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Levitation Room has released their first full-length album Ethos on March 19th of this year. This is album is a follow up to their EP Mind of Their Own which released in February of 2015. The name Levitation Room was inspired by a drug-induced psychedelic experience quickly followed by a jam session that the band claims created a feeling of levitation. After their return to reality, the band began researching the availability of the name “levitation”and found that they were not the only people who found it worthy of a title.  They were determined to make it work, and thus Levitation Room was born.  The band is very open about their use of psychedelic drugs and therefore found it important to acknowledge the danger and abuse of any substance. However, lead singer/guitarist Julian Porte says that for him the experiences have been inspirational, magical, and healing.

It comes as no surprise that inspiration and healing experiences are important to the members of Levitation Room. Their goal is to create music that is thought to provoke. They want their music to engage young people, and to get them involved in combating some of the issues facing humanity. Levitation Room has made it their responsibility to introduce ideas, and make a mark with their music. They carry the sentiment that much of the population is asleep, and needs an authentic, and unapologetic wake-up call. Levitation Room has made it their mission to make that call. Levitation Room uses ten psychedelic rock tunes to take the listener into the depths of their values and introduce the listener to new avenues of thinking by providing a more mindful listening experience.

 

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