"This deep space music is intended for meditation and introspection. The soundscapes just reach out and grab listeners. It becomes an alternate awareness that allows listeners to enter a trance-like state of being. Within that state, deep listeners see more clearly. The journey leads to increased spiritual and emotional well-being. Essential for new age and space music fans."
~ Jim Brenholts, All Music Guide
SANCTUM and 9/11
CLICK to read about how Sanctum came into being, and released at the same time as the 9/11 event. The sublime healing energies in this music appeared to be custom made for this traumatic event. The mystery is how the album, recorded months before, appeared at just the perfect time. Read more in this interview
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TRACKS - Listen
1. Alleluliah 5.40
2. Invocation 12.50
3. Formless Presence 6.09
4. Gateway 7:56
5. Haven of Peace 7.11
6. Sanctuary 5.42
THE OPENING MINUTES OF THIS ALBUM HERALD A QUALITY THE LIKES OF WHICH YOU WILL RARELY HEAR ON A SYNTH ALBUM.
"The first piece stops you in your tracks with its sheer, almost overwhelming beauty.
But if that didn't get you, the next one is so spiritual that, if tears don't begin to well up in your eyes, you have no feelings at all, for this is the sound of heaven like never before. A galaxian string synth lead of gorgeous, emotive yet delicate qualities, rises up to fill the space inside and outside your head, while the male-female Gregorian choir-like refrains on top just add to the amazing strength and serenity of it all. It really is almost overwhelming, one of the most beautiful musical experiences I think I've ever heard in this genre... Spiritually, sonically and emotionally, it is music that sounds like nothing else in creation.
There is a lot of music out there to be lived, but few that truly touch the soul this is one of the few." - Andy Garibaldi, Dead Earnest CD Reviews
"One of the top Chill Out CD's" -Body & Soul Magazine
MUSIC TO BE TREASURED
"Sanctum Sanctuorum" is majestic, sacred symphonic music, comprised of Gregorian chant, ambient atmospheres, and lots of that special 'Demby magic'. A journey into a sanctuary of sublime peace and serenity, this is extraordinary new music from Constance Demby, seemingly at just the appropriate time. The soaring passages of human emotions run the gamut from soft & tender, to passionate & dramatic, with space elements throughout, seemingly as only this unique artist is able. Her music is to be treasured." - Backroads
"Expansive, tender, and passionately spiritual,
Demby's music is designed for stress relief, contemplation, and serenity. Given Demby's multidimensional talents,
it's no wonder her music is listened to all
around the world." - NAR
SHE'S FOUND A WAY TO MAKE TIME REVERSE
"Some albums warn listeners "do not operate heavy machinery while listening to this music." I'd take the "warning" on Constance Demby's new "Sanctum Sanctuorum" steps beyond that. Do not sit upright nor stand because this music will dissolve you. "Indescribable" only starts to describe it, On a dozen listens, I sensed I either dropped through a trap door or got "gonged" out of this universe What happens? I don't know. How did Connie do it? I doubt she knows herself. But she did. Perhaps she's found the way to make time reverse. With this album, she has given us a remarkable gift: the carpet of sound to the "all-or-nothing." -
-Carol Wright, music writer for New Age Voice and bn.com
"Prepare to be shattered and then reconstructed." -Dave DeLucia
"A true masterpiece!!! We will play it endlessly"! -Tim van Veen, Radio SLOR, The Netherlands
"With this recording, Constance Demby, the undisputed founder of sacred symphonic space music, has created a musical stairway to the stars. In a word, 'Sanctum Sanctuorum' is remarkable. Not only musically sophisticated and gorgeously produced, the piece as a whole is a deepening of Demby's important work to new heights. At least initially, we could not help but to be reminded of the well-known Requiems by Faure and Durufle. But 'Sanctum' sets the standard for sacred symphonic space music for the new millennium reaching realms not possible prior to this work. Finally, electronic music technology has caught up with Demby's compositional genius to produce a benchmark that transcends the genre." - International Acclaim "Reviews" (New York City)
"Magnificent and tender, perfect for the tone of the times." - Lloyd Barde, Backroads
TAKES YOU TO THE NEXT ZONE
"The combination of her symphonic synthesizers and Gregorian chants is a stroke of genius; it creates a solemn and reverent soundscape. I found it very difficult to focus on writing while listening to it, as Sanctum takes you to the next zone. This inspirational music reminded me to seek my spiritual and emotional balance and allowed me to find the moments of serenity that I needed to make it through some difficult situations. For that, I am eternally grateful to Constance!" Jim Brenholts "-Tracks Across the Universe: A Chronology of Ambient and Electronic Music"
SERENE...A SENSE OF PEACE NEVER FELT BEFORE IN YOUR MUSIC
"I put it in loop for many days, "my ears gazing" at the gregorian chants and your symphonic music for the heart and soul. Simply Beautiful!! Last week, I did a private seminar, and when I played SANCTUM, they fell immediately in love with your music." -MUSIC FROM THE DAWN OF LIGHT- http://www.microtec.net/inerson/dawn.html
SANCTUM SANCTUORUM IS #1 ON OUR RADIO SHOW -
"A soulful symphony of luminous sound which swells up with a surging sense of heartfelt purpose and spiritual passion. These melodies overflow with genuine insight... a spirited pilgrimage to all that is holy to our nature.- Marius-Cristian Burcea- "Journeys to the Infinite"
NOTHING COMPARES WITH YOUR SANCTUM CREATION
Recently I did a session on myself experiencing your album SANCTUM SANCTUORUM along with a theta light program usind the DAVID XL microprocessor while I was reclining in the zero gravity SOUND CHAIR developed by Dr. Jeffery Thompson. I cannot begin to describe this journey as words would not due it justice. The lower end vibrations coursing through the chair were out of this world. I have run hundreds of sessions with clients and have experimented with endless musical selections and nothing compares with your Sanctum creation. Thank you for your music. - Rick Cratty, CCHT, Sonic Induction Therapist
"S A N C T U M S A N C T U O R U M, another masterpiece, just when we needed it the most! I just had to write and express my sincere thanks and let you know how much comfort your latest CD has been to me and my family. I consider you one of God's greatest gifts to the people of our times. God bless America and God bless Constance Demby! "- Leonard Lakey
ONE OF MY TOP 5 "DESERT ISLAND" CDs
"Constance Demby's Santum Sanctuorum is a marvelous Inner Sanctum and a must for all those who care deeply about music. It is one of my top 5 "Desert Island" CDs. Prepare to be shattered and then reconstructed by some of the most beautiful sounds committed to disc. A fascinating mixture of gregorian chant and this composer's unique "Sacred Space Music", Santum grows in stature and magnificence with each hearing. If you can only afford one CD, make this one your choice. 100% life enhancing and a major contribution to the Constance Demby discography!!!" - Dave DeLucia
" SANCTUM SANCTUORUM PLAYED THROUGHOUT MY SURGERY.
It is no wonder my surgery was a miracle. It literally has been years since I have felt this good. My Soul is deeply grateful for this healing balm at this much needed time. I have not stopped listening to Sanctum since it arrived, I only hope many will be led to discover this for themselves. What a blessing.." - Charley
"YOU HAVE CREATED A MUSICAL STAIRWAY TO THE STARS.
In a word, it is remarkable. Not only musically sophisticated and gorgeously produced, 'Sanctum' is a deepening of your work to new heights. We could not help but, at least at first, to be reminded of the well-known Requiems by Faure and Durufle. But your 'Sanctum sets the standard for symphonic sacred space music for the new millennium reaching realms not possible prior to this work." - Ryersson and Yaccarino
COULDN'T HAVE COME AT A MORE CRUCIAL TIME. (Sept 11)
"It's as if Fate, Destiny--- was preparing a "counter-balance" for all of the turmoil that recently entered the lives of everyone on the planet. With every selection, the deep, gliding sounds of Sanctum help bring us from mundane existence into realms of soaring awareness. This transcendental, symphonic treasure LIFTS THE VEIL, ever so gently, ever so lovingly... caressing us with inherent understanding of the unknown, profound joy amidst sorrow, wonder and mystery. If you listen, prepare to embark upon a journey into the deepest reaches of your Very Being." - Chai Gallahun
"I AM GETTING RUSHES ON MY SKIN
I got your new album. I am listening to it now with a HeadRoom audio processor and Sennheiser HD580 headphones. I am getting rushes on my skin. Awesome tones and voice/string blends as well as the tubulers. If you recorded this is Spain, I can tell it has done wonders for your creativity." - Jim Kresge
THIS ALBUM IS A PRAYER
"The coincidental releasing of this CD right after September 11th seems almost providential. If ever there was music that could heal, this is it -- and if ever we needed healing, it is now. Constance Demby is no "ordinary" New Age artist. I call her music "Ethereal Music of Substance." Although it has a definite otherworldliness quality, it is musically complex. Sometimes with complicated counterpoint reminiscent of J. S. Bach, sometimes tender yet emotional like Rachminoff or Tchaikovsky, sometimes powerful and majestic like Mozart. This album, more than anything else, is a prayer. You will find that your very heart and soul resonates with this music. Ms. Demby has given the world something very special in this recording." - Leonard Lakey (again)
I TURNED IT OFF I WAS SO SHAKEN
"When I first starting listening to Connie's new album, I was immediately transported to an island in the middle of the ocean. Connie was there, dressed all in white, with blazing white hair, and a beaming smile on her face. She was performing on her Sonic Steel Instrument, and out in the ocean, all the whales and dolphins were listening to it, leaping and cavorting in joy. The voice that was playing on the CD, I think it was that first song, "Alleluiah," was coming from deep inside Connie somewhere. The whole experience was just too much for me, I was so shaken that I suddenly reached over and turned it off. I got up and walked around the house to calm myself, and all the clocks said 11:11. Though I will listen again, I haven't played it since." - Jane Chaplin, Charlie's daughter.
I CRIED WHEN I FIRST HEARD YOUR CD.
"I was in the Canadian mountains, and as I listened, I watched the snow gently cascading down in time with the music, the sound and scenery fitting perfectly. I was in awe with one of those times that you treasure forever. Thank you for some very inspiring and beautiful music." - Jan Linch, Aurora
GREAT FOR MEDITATION, PRAYER, AND THE MASS
"Many of the Brothers and Nuns that I know absolutely love the sacred space music that you create and "channel." We often use it in prayer services and Masses. "Sanctum" will work great for personal meditation as well as communal prayer services and even as a prelude to the Mass. Thanx again!" - Brother David Landry
NEW YORK'S TRANSFORMATION
"Your new music is timely as always. It hits the New York bombing in the towers and takes you through it's transformation. The CD should be called "New York's Transformation".- Alan Clancy, CA
OUR WORLD NEEDS THIS HEALING MUSIC
"Sanctum touches the innocence we so often leave behind in our busy days of work and worries; a peacefulness that says, 'I'm here, let me hold you, you can float now, don't worry.' Sanctum has taken her arms and gently surrounded the listener. Thank you for such beauty." - Judy Goldwater
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