- Title: Celestial Ascent
- Artist: Don Robertson
- Label: Black Sweat Records
- Format: LP
- Genres: 1980's, Acoustic, Modern Psych, Contemporary Composition, Traditional Music, Drone, Classical, Misc Asia & Middle East
- Price: €18,90EU (incl. 19% VAT)€15,88non-EU
"If already in his debut album Dawn of 1969, the American multi-instrumentalist Don Robertson coloured with his 80-string guitar-zither a magic ethnic sound, in the next Celestial Ascent, released in 1980 exclusively on tape, it's only this instrument of the Austro-Germanic tradition to be the chosen viaticum for a timeless journey into the depths of the soul and psyche. Traditionally designed for the accompaniment of the singing of psalms in religious communities, here the zither is the perfect way to explore at the same time the power and the formal purity of the natural pentatonic scales of eastern derivation, investigated by Robertson in New York City at the end of the Sixties. According to the same respect for the cosmic rhythms, which also affects the Indian ragas, the album is ideally divided into two parts: the first side (Oracle Of Love) is the music of the day, while the second (Isis Unveiled) is the sound of the night. The music of Robertson is so authentic "music for elevation & transformation" by the extraordinary effects of peacefulness, with a holistic and transcendental approach that combines it with other investigations of the sacred sound, like those of Stephan Micus, Paul Horn or Deuter."