Chaco Moon Road

by Jim Lynch

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Chaco Moon Road is a collection of songs for various plucked or hammered string instruments, woodwinds and hand percussion, inspired by Chaco Canyon in New Mexico.

Chaco Canyon is a 34,000 acre ruin of a pre-Columbian people who lived from 900 to 1150 AD and built extensively in the ancient pueblo style. Many of the buildings are aligned along axes that mirror the passing of the Sun and Moon.

Chaco Road is a 180 mile system of roads which radiate out from the Great Houses. The roads lead to small outlier sites and natural features. Remarkably straight and 15 feet wide or more, the roads are of mysterious purpose, there being little evidence of trade or military activity. Some believe the purpose was a religious one, providing pathways for pilgrimages and facilitating seasonal ceremonies. Since some of these roads seem to go nowhere, experts suggest that they are linked to

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releases January 25, 2021

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Jim Lynch New Mexico

American composer and producer of instrumental music in several genres, including ambient soundscapes, indie-tronic, orchestral, chamber and medieval. All works created using digital audio workstation software and numerous sound libraries. Influences include John Coltrane, Igor Stravinsky, Gustav Holst, Claude Debussy, Tangerine Dream, Robert Prince, Frank Zappa, Brian Eno.. ... more

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