To all of the friendly folk of the world, we take a pause to extend our arms in a joyful and loving embrace.
Today marks the first day of Spring, and with it, a very exciting announcement we’ve been waiting to share for some time!
Our Latest Work is Now Available To Purchase and Stream
After three labor intensive years, Renaissance has officially launched and is ready for you to experience from our brand new website.
Renaissance is a new work promoting compassionate healing in alignment with psilocybin assisted therapy legislation in Oregon, a scientifically-validated approach to mental healthcare being introduced in 2022 and 2023. We are proud to have primarily created this work right here in Portland, the City of Roses, considered ground zero for the psychedelic renaissance movement where advocacy runs strong and deep.
Check out our trailer for Renaissance on our YouTube channel to get a taste of what the project and animation entails.
About The Creators
Renaissance’s full-length animation was hand drawn by professional illustrator and animator Colin Lawler and clocks in at just over an hour. It is available in vocal and instrumental versions, each providing a uniquely different approach to the work.
The vocal version of Renaissance features the commanding presence of Ashley Dahl, founder of OpenSpace Mindfulness, a Portland woman-owned business helping individuals and organizations to live their full creative potential and to experience well-being. Ashley guides the listener through the healing process, acting as an anchor for staying grounded as the journey progresses.
The instrumental version immerses the listener into Ruben Erazo’s kaleidoscopic dreamscape of pianos and synths — a seamless exploration of swirling colors and gentle spaciousness. It is a great option for creating sacred space alone or with a loved one, at home or in a natural setting.
We are extremely fortunate to have worked with these incredibly talented individuals to bring this dream to life. The initial concept started way back in early spring 2019 when blurbs of poetry and wandering mental imagery began to coalesce in Scott Werley’s mind. Despite these early outlines, the majority of this project was completed throughout the pandemic era, making it a work of perseverance during a challenging time in all of our lives.
Multiple Versions Available From Our Webstore
If this release is meaningful to you and you’d like to support our small team of independent artists, you may purchase Renaissance from our website in one of two versions.
The Definitive Edition Bundle contains the vocal and instrumental 2K animation video files, two-disc album (vocals and instrumentals), and essential companion PDF booklet featuring 27 pages of content, including preface, lyrics, illustrations, and liner notes from the creators, all for $40. This is the complete experience we’ve envisioned for this release and the only way to snag the highest quality versions of the animation videos.
The Deluxe Edition Album contains the two-disc album (vocals and instrumentals) and the essential companion PDF booklet for $12.
For fans of today’s music distribution and streaming services, Renaissance’s two-disc album is now available on Bandcamp, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and Spotify.
It is also worth noting that for the first time our entire discography is now available from our webstore. Please check out our past releases as well. Gravity Mission has been a (relatively) unknown music project for some time now and we’re hoping this might change in the times ahead.
Animation Video Rentals Available From Gumroad
It is important to us that price does not function as a barrier to those who may be interested in viewing but can’t afford to purchase our work. We understand times are hard for everyone and wish to make Renaissance accessible to all viewers.
In recognition of this reality, the vocal and instrumental versions of our full-length animation are available as 3 day streaming rentals for only $5 from Gumroad. Choose from the links below for immediate streaming:
Vocal animation video rental: https://gravitymission.gumroad.com/l/renaissance-vocal-animation-video-rental
Instrumental animation video rental: https://gravitymission.gumroad.com/l/renaissance-instrumental-animation-video-rental
Thank You For Your Support!
As independent artists, we deeply appreciate your support and would be honored if you’d share this project with friends and loved ones. Lastly, if you’d like to make a donation towards our cause and help us to continue creating new work, you may do so by visiting our Donate page.
Renaissance is a timeless gift of love from our small team of four to the world. We hope that it brings lightness and joy to your life in times when it is needed the most.
Scott Werley, Creative Director