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About the ArtistOne world, one human race...
UPC, Universal Peace Collective (or UP Collective as it is also known), took shape in the French Alps as a side project while JAMES PARKER (of Ragtag Misfits) toured the area in the winter and spring of 2004.
Surrounded by majestic mountains and pristine glaciers, UPC's founding member attempted to create sound scapes reflective of his environment, refining a concept whose objective became to fuse cultural diversity and spiritual influences from around the world. The end result can best be summed up as an experiment involving Five Continents and Two Hemispheres, converging over occasionally chilled-out ambient vibes or more frenetic beats... as melodies dictate.
James has also been working on behalf of Greenpeace, Amnesty International and MSF for the better part of a decade, and is a founding member of James Parker & The Ragtag Misfits (see: myspace.com/jamesparkerandtheragtagmisfits).
A journey through New Zealand as this project neared completion certainly had an influence on the outcome of this disc as "Aroha", title track of this album means Love in Te Reo, the rich and indigenous language of the Maori people of Aotearoa...
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WHEN YOU CHANGE YOUR WORLD, YOU CHANGE THE WORLD..." TM.
Please support your local Greenpeace, Amnesty International and/or MSF chapter if at all possible... Best, j.
Top 10 in Ambient/Chill, June 2012
Ambient/Chill Winner, September 2011
Top 10 in Ambient/Chill, July 2011
April 2009 Ambient/Chill
February 2009 New Age / World
Top 40 in Ambient/Chill, July 2012
Top 40 in Ambient/Chill, March 2012
Top 40 in Ambient/Chill, February 2012
Top 40 in Ambient/Chill, January 2012
Top 40 in Ambient/Chill, October 2011