Root Signals is a musical collaboration by:

Rohn Price - composition, programming, percussion, lead producer.

Joshua Shaftel - composition, vocals, production.

Alanna Price - composition, vocals, sundry instruments, production.

We have several projects in the conception phase, but our focus thus far has been on T'fila l'Moshe (Prayer of Moses).

Most of our compositions are created during production from extemporaneous improvisations. This requires flexible recording and production tools. We use open source and free software and Rohn's homegrown synth and percussion engines.

T'FILA L'MOSHE

T'filah l'Moshe [Prayer of Moses] is Root Signals' first recording project, a collection of songs and interpretations from Psalm 90, spanning styles, instruments, and languages from around the world.

Tracks released on T'fila l'Moshe PREVIEW

1. All Our Years
2. Swiftly & Soon
3. Satisfy
4. v'Ruach
5. MeOlam Ad-Olam
6. Generations
bonus: All Our Years (za`ak mix)

See our myspace page to listen to selected tracks.

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All Our Years

[Psalm 90:9, 13, 15]

lyrics (Hebrew & English)


khol-ya-mei-nu pa-nu sha-nei-nu kh'mo-he-ge
For all our days pass away, our years like a sigh.

Years of evil
Years of despair
Years of sorrow
Years of fear

How Long, O Lord?

credits

Composition: Josh Shaftel, Alanna Price, Rohn Price

Josh Shaftel: vocals

Alanna Price: vocals, low E-whistle

Rohn Price: synth programming

Production: Rohn Price, Alanna Price, Josh Shaftel

All Our Years (za`ak mix)

za`ak = "cry out". Psytrance remix by Rohn Price

additional lyrics (Hebrew) from 2 Chronicles 20:9


v'niz-ak e-lei-kha mi-tsa-ra-te-nu v'tish-ma v'to-shi-a
And cry out to You in our affliction, and You will hear and save.

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Swiftly and Soon

chant (from Kaddish)

v'yam'likh mal'khutei b'chayeikhon uv'yomeikhon
uv'chayei d'khol beit yis'ra'eil
ba'agala uviz'man kariv v'im'ru: Amein.
May He give reign to His kingship in your lifetimes and in your days,
and in the lifetimes of the entire Family of Israel,
swiftly and soon. Now say: Amen.

credits

Adapted from traditional Kaddish by Josh Shaftel

Josh Shaftel: chant

Production: Rohn Price

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Satisfy

[Psalm 90:1-2, 14-16]

lyrics

Let Your deeds be shown
To Your servants, Lord.
Let Your glory shine
On our children, Lord.
Let Your deeds be shown.

Satisfy us in the morning with Your love.
Satisfy us at daybreak.

Walking desert lands,
Endless skies.
The fire of a journey
Where destiny hides.

Yearning for a place.
Heartfelt cries.
A generation dwelling.
A love that binds our lives.

Satisfy us in the morning with Your love.
Satisfy us at daybreak.

Unless You go before us,
Our hearts, they melt away.
Our hand in Yours, You guide us.
In Your loving arms we pray.

Glowing in your presence,
Your face erases time.
A soul once waiting restless,
Now free in dance divine--
Free in dance to shine.

Satisfy us in the morning with Your love.
Satisfy us at daybreak.
Satisfy us in the morning with Your love.

Let Your deeds be shown
To Your servants, Lord.
Let Your glory shine
On our children, Lord.
Your favor,
Your favor,
Your favor upon us

credits

Composition: Josh Shaftel, Rohn Price

Josh Shaftel: vocals

Rohn Price: keyboard

Bobby Auerbach: sax

Jon Salkind: bass

Production: Rohn Price, Alanna Price

Thanks to Congregation Beth Yeshua for the use of their keyboard.

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v'Ruach

[Psalm 90:2]

Torah chant: Genesis 1:2


v'ru-akh e-lo-him m'ra-khe-fet al-p'nei ha-ma-yim
Rushing-spirit of God hovering over the face of the waters

credits

Composition: Alanna Price, Rohn Price; traditional Torah chant adpated by Josh Shaftel

Josh Shaftel: vocals

Alanna Price: keyboards, copper pipes

Rohn Price: synth programming, spring drum

Juan Argueta: violin, classical guitar

Production: Rohn Price, Alanna Price

Thanks to Jason Rich for the loan of his keyboard.

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MeOlam Ad-Olam

[Psalm 90:2]

lyrics (Hebrew & Russian)


me-o-lam ad-o-lam a-ta el
From everlasting to everlasting, You are God.


V Natchale
Satvaril Bog
I neba i zemlyu
In the beginning
God created
Both the heavens and the earth.


I Dukh Bozhii
Nasilsya
Nad vadoyu
And the Spirit of God
Was moving
On the waters.

credits

Composition: Alanna Price

Alanna Price: vocals, dumbek

Production: Rohn Price, Alanna Price

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Generations

[Psalm 90:1,4,16]

lyrics (Lenape, Hebrew, & English)

kikayuyëmënaninkahke
our ancestors

L'dor v'dor
HaRuach al ha-aretz
L'dor v'dor
HaRuach al ha-t'filot shelanu.
From generation to generation
The Spirit is upon the earth
From generation to generation
The Spirt is upon our prayers.

Elef shanim
B'einekha
K'yom etmol
Ki-ya'avor
V'ashmurah
Va-lailah.
A thousand years
In Your sight
Are as yesterday
That has passed
And as a watch
In the night.

Where morning dawns
   and evening fades
The old ones laugh
   with wrinkled face.
From generations past
   to generations now,
We take their blessing
   the chant of joy.
We take their blessing
   the chant of joy.

Where morning dawns and evening fades
   Every generation
   We take their blessing
Where morning dawns and evening fades
   Every generation
   We take their blessing
We take their blessing
   The chant of joy
   The chant of joy
The chant of joy
The chant of joy

credits

Composition: Josh Shaftel, Alanna Price, Rohn Price

Josh Shaftel: vocals

Alanna Price: vocals, dumbek, djembe, shakers, rattles, monkey drum damaru, chum mo

Rohn Price: synth programming, tamborine, bells

Juan Argueta: violin

Production: Rohn Price, Alanna Price, Josh Shaftel

Thanks to the Lenape Talking Dictionary.

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See our
myspace page
to listen to selected tracks.


members' sites

keywriter

Prophetic Music


additional musicians

Bobby Auerbach

J. Argueta
(Remnant 11)

Jon Salkind
(Remnant 11)


production software

Rohn's synth and percussion engines

KRISTAL Audio Engine

Audacity

endorphin

baxxpander

dbblue glitch

CamelCrusher

charsiesis

DtBlkFx

edge

elottronix xl

KarmaDeelay

KarmaFX

Kjaerhus

mda-vst

Midi Dissembler

Midisoft 3.11 LE

Moneo

ramp panning

reaEQ

spatty

voxformer

x-cita


Resource sites

KVR Audio

Hammersound

The Freesound Project

 

See our
myspace page (http://myspace.com/rootsignals)
to listen to selected tracks.


members' sites

keywriter (http://keywriter.org/)

Prophetic Music (http://propheticmusic.org/)


additional musicians

Bobby Auerbach

J. Argueta
(Remnant 11 (http://remnant11.com/))

Jon Salkind
(Remnant 11 (http://remnant11.com/))


production software

Rohn's synth and percussion engines

KRISTAL Audio Engine, Audacity, endorphin, baxxpander, dbblue glitch, CamelCrusher, charsiesis, DtBlkFx, edge, elottronix xl, KarmaDeelay, KarmaFX, Kjaerhus, mda-vst, Midi Dissembler, Midisoft 3.11 LE, Moneo, ramp panning, reaEQ, spatty, voxformer, x-cita


Resource sites

KVR Audio, Hammersound, The Freesound Project