The Pan Piper
Published in 2018
“This album was remastered in 2022. Additionally, three songs (To Be Or Not To Be The True Me, What Am I Missing?, and Suburban Refugee) had female vocals added to them and the first two of these songs also had trumpet added. These three songs were also remixed in 2022. So this is different than what is on the physical CD of the same album.”
Collection of 11 songs
- Aho Mitakuye Oyasin (Invocation)
- To Be Or Not To Be The True Me
- A Wounded Man
- Oh Weary Traveler
- What Am I Missing?
- No Leader Of The Pack
- The Fantasy Resort
- Suburban Refugee
- A Trilogy
- Spirit Request
- Aho Mitakuye Oyasin
Pan Piper Press is the name of the publishing imprint that produces all of Ano’s books and music. The Pan Piper is an archetype that combines The Greek nature god, Pan, and the medieval mythical character, The Pied Piper.
Pan, who was the primary force in Tom Robbin’s novel, Jitterbug Perfume, represents what is wild, animalistic, free, and deeply grounded in nature. He is 1/3 goat, 1/3 man, and 1/3 god. His domain is outside of civilization, outside of reason, outside of our normal sense of morality. He lives from his own sovereignty and freedom, but with unshakeable integrity with the untamed, true, and soulful reality that underlies normal life.
The Pied Piper was a magical being who was hired by a town to play his flute and draw all the rats out of the city. He did his job, but then the city refused to pay him, so to teach them a lesson, he played his flute and drew all of the children away from their families and the city and brought them into the wilderness.
So The Pan Piper is combining these two archetypes into a single being whose purpose is to play songs that draw humans out of their civilized trance and back into their true nature as wild, free, natural, sensual, animalistic, divine beings.
This album is fundamentally a sacred and passionate journey out of our civilized conditioning and into our wildness. The songs on The Pan Piper, on the whole, are more complex compositions than the first album, and this album, though ultimately uplifting, is a dying out of numbness and complacency and into the depths of pain, fear, grief, rage, and confusion, to emerge reborn Pan’s world – much more connected to our true nature. Not for the faint of heart!