by Christopher Willits

With 'Plants and Hearts', Christopher renders out a composition that references in equal doses the minimal harmonic shifts of Terry Riley and the phasing works of Steve Reich. 
Incorporating 4hz isochronic pulses and panning at the same frequency, this work encourages the formation of 4hz brainwave patterns associated with states of meditation, deep relaxation, enhanced creativity, light sleep and lucid dreaming. 

Using a MS (mid side) recording of guitar made by Ryan Kleeman at UMKC, the unique mixing technique of panning the cardioid M of the M-S array left and right four times at one second intervals alters spatial cues, and phase relationships. 

WARNING: this recording may cause dizziness and a sense of vertigo. You are advised not to drive while listening to this music. 

From Willits: 
“I've always wanted to release a pure droning guitar piece and equally wanted to incorporate 4hz pulses and panning into something long form. These long drones, were recorded MS giving me some great stuff to experiment with, and allowed me blend these concepts in an unusual way.” 

Artwork by Jake Cartwrightcreditsreleased 30 January 2007 
All music by Christopher Willits 
Recorded by Ryan Kleeman at UMKC 
Artwork by Jake Cartwright