Aquariana Aquariana on LP
2013 Debut Album from The Source Family Member Originally Recorded in 1974
In the group of celestial beings that was The Source Family, Aquariana stood out with an almost angelic vibration. Even before she became one of Father Yod's 13 wives, her presence was exceptional to all who met her. She was among the first to join The Source Family's brotherhood, and she brought her youthful energy, bright with laughter and joy, to all the activities within the household, starting with morning mediation and on through the day.
In '73 and '74, the music was pouring out of the Father House, with the releases Kohoutek, Contraction, Expansion and All Or Nothing at All credited to Father Yod and The Spirit of ‘76, with additional recordings Penetration: An Aquarian Symphony, To the Principles for the Children, I'm Gonna Take You Home and Savage Sons of Ya Ho Wa credited to Ya Ho Wa 13, the group of talented young men who formed the nucleus of The Source Family's house band. The wild spirit of these records is the essence of The Source Family myth.
But there were many members of their brotherhood, and many of them were sisters. After all this male energy had gained release, Father felt it was time to project the female energy they had on the next release. Plans for Aquariana's album were started, but this was during a time of upheaval and movement for the family that resulted in them moving from their base in Los Angeles to Hawaii. It was there that Father passed over in 1976. After that, the Source brotherhood slowly dispersed and carried on to other phases in their life.
It wasn't until the re-appearance of The Source Family records on the Japanese CD box set God and Hair in the mid-90s that a significant amount of energy came back to The Source Family. Since then, several albums of material from the Isis Aquarian Archives have been released, as well as two books, and The Source Family documentary. 2013 was an ideal time to bring Aquariana's music to the people as was meant to happen nearly 40 years ago. Unfortunately, she is not here with us to journey back to the place and time of these performances; Aquariana passed over in the mid-90s.
But in the grooves of this LP, Aquariana lives again! She plays with a questing passion and soulful devotion, with all but one song performed solo on the piano. Her lyrics sing of the spirit with pure visions, but are all directed to the source through the focus of her true love: Yahowa. Aquariana's was a life devoted to improving life on the planet for all people, and as she worked towards her goals, she touched the lives of many people. In addition to the son she bore Father, her music here stands as one of her greatest achievements, finally to be shared with the world she loved so deeply.