Christopher Willits electronic music is atypical of most music released on Ann Arbor’s Ghostly International imprint — it’s more organic, unabashedly floaty and based around vocals rather than a chopped array of samples. Like a mating of Luomo and Steve Reich, maybe. But like a good majority of Ghostly releases, it’s technically impeccable.
“Light Into Branches” is a beautiful song executed by acoustic-guitar rhythms, melodic slices of dream-pop and experimental-electronic elements colored by Christopher Willits soft, vocal harmonies. It’s one of those songs that is smart, inspiring, sunny, and even kind of romantic. But before you download your free copy, check out the video — it’s quite lovely. Here’s what he had to say about the inspiration behind it:
“I created this song instantaneously, soon after an injury was healed. My right shoulder smashed hard on the pavement. The doctor provided two options for me, invasive surgery or potential life-long pain. My intuition pointed to my own path, and through focused meditations, specifically visualizing light running through my shoulder and arms, I healed incredibly fast. The doctor was amazed, and the experience validated what I have always known; our bodies are made of light (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biophoton) and we can heal ourselves with our imagination and focused intentions. Energy from the Earth and energy from the stars runs through us, branching out like trees and serpentine rivers. Yes.”
Free MP3: “Light Into Branches”