from what I understand, David Hyke's vocal work is based on ideas and techniques derived from Tibetan and Tuvian throat singing traditions, yet streamlined and refined according to an european choral aesthetic - the result somewhat akin to an Eastern gregorian chant... or if Arvo Part converted to Buddhism.
recorded in an old church, the resonant psychoactive overtones slowly build from the layering of voices; hair-raising and chillingly powerful in its majestic stillness - this is deeply transporting and transcendent stuff - music for mystical journeys and out of body experiences.
regrettably, like so many others, his later work succumbed to the garish tackiness of new-age music, but this earlier recording, regarded by many to be his masterpiece, is nothing of the sort - uncompromising and rigorous in its mystical search for a perfect sound - the Ocora label would not let us down.
I recommend late night or dawn as optimum times for this record; or meditating for a while in silence before listening.
(note: this is not out of print but it does cost $20.00 and somehow I get the feeling that money is the last thing on their minds when David Hykes and his choir made this music...)