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August 3, 2012
Be sure to watch the mesmerizing video by Donat Sperling, "Chakra Meditation". A special mix of a track in progress was created especially for this collaboration.  The track is entitled, "Limitless Being (Ambient Mix)".  

April 16, 2012
Just uploaded to Soundcloud - a new track by the Above entitled, "Limitless Being (Ambient Mix)".  It's the soundtrack to a short meditation video - stay tuned!

Limitless Being (Ambient Mix) by The Above 

June 7, 2011
Check out the amazing new  video for the song, "Viracocha", created by visionary artist, Donat Sperling

January 14, 2011
The new single, "Viracocha", is now available on Amazon.com Click here for a direct link.
January 11, 2011
The new single, "Viracocha", is now up on iTunes and CDBaby! 

Click here to listen on this website, or -

Click here for iTunes

Click here for CDBaby

January 9, 2011
If you're a Jango.com internet radio user, The Above is now available there.  Click here to go directly to Jango.
January 8, 2011
The video for the song, "Two Feathers", has been reposted on YouTube with higher quality audio. 

January 2, 2011
Happy New Year!

Watch a new video from The Above featuring the song, "Viracocha".

December 27, 2010
Happy Holidays from The Above!  Here's a new song from The Above called, "Viracocha", hosted on Soundcloud:

Viracocha by The Above

November 2, 2010
It's time to say "goodbye" to the website's Guestbook, as it was being used for everything but topics related to The Above.  Thanks to the people who left positive messages there about the music.

The Above can always be contacted via the Contact form on this website - we'd love to hear from you!

August 14, 2010
Get a free MP3 download from the The Above Click here to go to Soundcloud, then click on download.
March 23, 2010
Click here for a direct link to The Above on Last.Fm, a great music website.  
December 31, 2009
Become a fan of The Above on Facebook!  Click here to go to The Above's new Facebook page.
October 27, 2009
For all you gearheads and guitar freaks,  Guitars of The Above has been added for your enjoyment.  Photos of the guitars used on the CD (some of which are just a memory now) are displayed on this page.  You can also navigate there by clicking the Notes from the Above link on the homepage.   
October  22, 2009
Even if you've already heard the new track in progress, Threshold (which is playing as background music on the homepage), you might want to give it a second listen.  This version has been 'tuned' to a slightly lower frequency (A424), as per RA Music (www.ramusic.com).  The theory is that this tuning is more harmonious with the frequencies found in Nature, and that music made with this tuning will affect one on a deeper level. 

Listen to the new version and find out for yourself!

October 20, 2009
Rhapsody.com has somehow gotten the idea that the CD belongs to the group, Above & Beyond, and the album is incorrectly listed under their name.  The matter is being looked into, but it's difficult to say how long it will take to resolve the problem.  
September  6, 2009
Check out the new track in progress, Threshold,  which is playing as background music on the homepage.  You'll need Flash Player to hear it, available at www.adobe.com.
August 4, 2009
New Lyrics page just added!.  Click here for a direct link, or navigate there by clicking the Notes from the Above link on the homepage.  
April 7, 2009
The Above is happy to report that the CD tracks are now available on Napster.com under the correct artist name.  No longer a somewhat questionable file-sharing platform, Napster has evolved into one of the premium music sites on the web.  Click here for a direct link.
March 14, 2009
The Above is now available at Rhapsody.com (finally)!  Click here for a direct link.  
March 11, 2009
Threefold Films Canada has produced a thought-provoking documentary video short using The Above's song, Two Feathers, in the soundtrack.  Click on the video below to view it, or click here to go to YouTube.

  

February 26, 2009
The Above is now available at CDUniverse.   Click here for a direct link.  
February 19, 2009
Danosongs.com says, in a review of The Above's song, Two Feathers:

"This week I have been listening to a musicSUBMIT.com artist called “The Above”. Founding member Lenny Stearns has created a very uplifting, energizing electronica sound that struck me as high-quality and enjoyable right away.

What I like about The Above is how they combine elements of new age, rock and techno in a way that blends tastefully. I’m also into the spiritual roots and inspiration that they
infuse into the compositions. When you read about the project it’s clear that the music serves it’s purpose - “To inspire you, make you feel good and give you goosebumps”.

The track the act has provided us for download is called “
Two Feathers”. It’s an upbeat stunning instrumental mix of Asian embellishments, Spanish guitar and spacious beats with a thumping, popping bass. The production quality is excellent too, so this is a great one to listen to on headphones."

Check out www.DanoSongs.com, a cool music blog site devoted to new music - click on the blog link. (Thanks, Dan!)

January 30, 2009
The Above has recently signed up with MusicSubmit.com to take advantage of their promotional services.   Click here for a direct link to The Above's page at MusicSubmit.com.  
December 1, 2008
Problems with the submission of the CD to Rhapsody.com have led to a further delay in its availability there.  An update will be posted here as soon as there is any news.  
November 30, 2008
Finding The Above on Amazon.com seems to have gotten a bit more difficult lately.  If you do a search on "the above", you will then need to click on "See all MP3 album results"  The album will be displayed towards the middle of the first page.  You can also  click here for a direct link to The Above at Amazon.  
November 12, 2008
The Above is very pleased to announce that the CD tracks are now available for download/purchase at EMusic .com, one of the premium music sites on the Web. Click here for a direct link to The Above at Emusic.  
October 7, 2008
Two songs, Two Feathers and The Gift, are being featured in a podcast by Shifted Sound, now available on iTunes or directly from  their website.  Click here for a direct link to Shifted Sound.  
September 26, 2008
The mis-categorization problem at Amazon.com has been fixed.  Click here for a direct link to The Above's page there.  

September 04, 2008


iTunes Search Tip - To find The Above on iTunes, do a search on "the+above", minus the quotes.   This should take you straight to the album.
August 20, 2008
Availability of The Above has been delayed at Rhapsody.com. Stay tuned for an update.
July 29, 2008
RadioIndy.com, with whom the The Above has recently partnered, has awarded The Above 'Gold Artist' status.   The Gold Artist Award is RadioIndy.com's way of honoring artists for musicianship, songwriting, and recording quality.   Click here to go to The Above's page on their website.
July 15, 2008
The Above is now in Iceland! (Well, digitally, anyway...)  We're very excited to be featured on Digiticed Music (www.digiticedmusic.com).  Their commitment to quality over quantity and their progressive business model makes them the music site to watch!
July 13, 2008
A very favorable review was posted on PayPlay.com for The Above.  Click here to go there.

Also, we now have direct link to The Above on iTunes - click here, and it should automatically open iTunes to the right location.
July 7, 2008
The search bug has been fixed at Amazon.com and you can now find The Above there by doing a simple search on artist name.

July 6, 2008


A press release/review of The Above has been posted on Digg.com.  You can help increase the popularity and exposure of The Above by visiting the link below and clicking "DIGG" to digg the press release! (You may have to sign up to do this)  Click here to go there.
June 26, 2008
It has been confirmed that The Above is available at Great Indie Music (www.greatindie.com ).
June 20, 2008
The Above is now available at iTunes, Amazon.com, and Audio LunchBox.  That's the good news - the bad news is that on the first two sites the tracks are almost impossible to find with a simple search or browse.  In addition to that, Amazon has mis-categorized the music.  This is being worked on, but in the meantime, the best way is to search on either site for "the above no solid ground", and then navigate to the album by clicking on the album link.  Click here to see the entire list of sites where the music is available.

May 20, 2008


Don't miss the new Guestbook, just added to the website.  Please feel free to leave greetings or comments for The Above.  Click here to go there.
May 17, 2008
More submissions news - The Above has been submitted to Amazon.com and Rhapsody, but it's unknown when the tracks will actually be available.  Please let us know if you see the tracks there - you can use the contact form on this website.
May 8, 2008
Lenny has created a blog that discusses guitars, recording, performance, gear and music in general.  Please feel welcome to visit at lennysmusicblog.blogspot.com.
May 1, 2008
The Above has been submitted to ITunes and Buy.com, but it's unclear if or when the tracks will actually be available for sale.  Please let us know if you see the tracks there - you can use the contact form on this website.

February 8, 2008
Digital downloads of The Above are now available at an ever-growing number of online stores worldwide, including, but not limited to the following:
December 19, 2007
The Above is pleased to announce that it has signed up with CDBaby, and the full CD in its physical form can be ordered there.  Digital downloads of individual songs are also available, as well.   
Go to http://cdbaby.com/cd/theabove.
November 9, 2007  
A new Myspace page is now in place, complete with a SNOCAP 'store' to download/purchase individual tracks. 

Visit it at myspace.com/theabovemusic .

November 3, 2007  
The Above has just signed up with Broadjam.Com, and all of the tracks are available there for download.  

Go to http://www.broadjam.com/theabove to download the tracks.