© 2014 ORDOVICH
Electric Mermaid International, 2014. Recorded and Produced at Babylon Studio, NYC. All songs written by Ordovich in association with Electric Mermaid International.
Junipers of Jupiter is an ongoing collection of tracks inspired by a spiritual quest to Sedona, Arizona. The trip took place in October of 2011 when Genevieve Liberté and Ordovich drove from Portland, Oregon to Sedona in search of the illustrious spiritual vortex. After a long, arduous journey through old abandoned high-mountain mining towns and a vehicle on the brink of breaking down, they finally arrived at their destination: Cathedral Rock. Seated near a winding river for nearly 4 hours, meditating on their journey, Ordovich and Genevieve felt nothing spiritually significant about the vortex. Beautiful, yes, but spiritually profound, no. Genevieve, at that point, asked if Ordovich wanted to pull a card from her brand-new tarot deck. He had never pulled cards before, but decided to give it a whirl. Reaching into the velvety satchel, he posed
JUNIPERS OF JUPITER (2014)
the question, "Why did we come here? All the way to Sedona! Was there even a reason for this quest to begin with?" After a moment of hesitation, he grabbed a card and read the caption: "Knight of Cups". Genevieve and Ordovich stared blankly at the card for about a minute. Genevieve finally asked, "Do you see what I see? This is precisely where we are standing!" She was right, the image depicted where we had been meditating for the past 4 hours: a tortuous river, a yellow grassy embankment, a large red hoodoo mountain piercing the blue skies above. The only thing missing was the knight on horseback. But he wasn't missing at all. We were the knight of cups, naively embarking on the spiritual journey to the red sands of Sedona.