Extraordinary voice and percussion duets by Andrea Goodman (vocalist) and Gerry Hemingway (percussionist) take the listener on mind-expanding musical journey-meditations, illuminating and deepening one's understanding of powerful Tarot archetypes. The "doorways" are the exquisite images of James Wanless' Voyager Tarot cards. Accompanying booklet includes color reproductions of the eleven cards with text by Goodman and Wanless.
Innovative, transportive, discerning and sacred are the first word associations that came to mind when I heard Divine Doorways. The team of Goodman and Hemingway are not only a team in the collaborative sense, but in the spiritual sense, as well.
Divine Doorways is a collection of eleven original songs that ring of freedom and improvisation. The inspiration is James Wanless Voyager Tarot cards and the symbolism of each card. And with Mr. Wanless present for guidance, Andrea put her voice together with Gerrys drums to issue forth an album that soars like an eagle.
Gerry Hemingway is a magical and prolific composer who has toured the world offering his special take on contemporary music. The name Andrea Goodman is known for epic vocal expression as well as musical composition. Together, in Divine Doorways, we find a glorious healing and transforming work that took this reviewer from the mundanity of the day to the heights of awareness.
Indeed, for 53 minutes I was able to kick back and visit musical places I had never been before...and energy and emotion Ive rarely felt. The music enabled me to create my own journey to my own destination...from Fool to Fortune, the first eleven cards of the Voyager Tarot.
Andrea Goodmans voice is lovely, unique and visceral and Gerry Hemingways technique on the drums is unmatched. Together, their collaboration has given us something very special, Divine Doorways, a rare and delightful musical treat! -- Richard Fuller, Senior Editor, Metaphysical Reviews