Listen to the extraordinary album "From the Wild" by Ariana Saraha & Flight Behavior.

Ariana Saraha & Fernando Medina's Photography by Artur Tarczewski
Painting landscapes with melody and rhythm, Ariana Saraha & Flight Behavior have created a sonic world that pays homage to the more-than-human-world — the tumultuous undertow, raindrops hitting swaying trees, the predator-prey chase through the forest, the cacophonous calls and evening aeronautics of birds, the rising moon pulling our blood tides…
Ariana Saraha (vocals, percussion) and Fernando Medina (drums, percussion) aka Flight Behavior met in the wind-torn and rain-soaked rainforests of the Pacific Northwest. After sharing the darkest winter of their lives, they narrowly escaped to keep wandering... They've since found themselves lost on snow-crested peaks, serenaded by cacophonies of birdsong, and resting deep in the quiet desert heat...Musically, these two follow in the footsteps of bands such as The Creatures and Dead Can Dance in their capacity to create whole sonic worlds with primarily the voice and rhythm.
Listeners and music industry professionals have compared their songs to Heilung, Myrkur, Wardruna, Dead Can Dance, Anilah, Azam Ali, Eivor, Loreena McKennitt, Tori Amos, Pink Floyd, and Ofra Haza.
Ariana Saraha is a singer, musician, and composer from the wilds of the West with an Old World soul. Most often compared to Celtic singer Loreena McKennitt and alt-world artists Dead Can Dance, Saraha's song is her own. Her song casts a spell that is somehow otherworldly, even as it was forged by earthly traditions as varied as Turkish art rock, Persian & Armenian laments, Lebanese pop, Egyptian classical music, Bulgarian folk harmonies, Indian ragas, Greek & Sephardic love songs, and Peruvian icaros.
But what really invites the listener in, beyond her vocal finesse and exotic influences, is Saraha’s rare mixture of raw wildness and heartfelt intimacy.
More than just a drummer, Fernando Medina is a composer and arranger with orchestral and cinematic sensibilities on top of his rock background (everything from prog to pop to metal), jazz sensibilities, and Panamanian Latin roots. As a drummer, Medina is a “rhythm painter” who weaves lyricism and landscapes out of percussion.
Medina has toured with bands with such warm, fuzzy names as Christian Death and After The Crash, shared the stage with immensely contrasting acts such as Jah Wobble and Eddie Money, and played the SXSW Festival, Panama Jazz Fest, and others between and beyond.

Cover of album "From the Wild"
Their latest album, "From the Wild,” Flight Behavior creates with a unique blend of Dark Folk, World, Ambient, Middle Eastern, Celtic and Dark Alternative.  And in doing so, they entice the human heart to long once again to be a part of that world—a world forgotten but under our skin all along. Their hope is this album will help call us back where we all come from… From the Wild...
"From the Wild," consisting of nine tracks is gorgeous! The vocals are pure and emotional; the music is melodic and epic. It's more than just music, it's art. I could totally hear these songs in a movie. Their flair and drama are perfect for Hollywood's big screen.  

01. Grandmother’s Tears
02. Cry To The Moon
03. From The Wild
04. Beneath The Waves
05. White Thistle Garden
06. Shelter Of The Wood
07. Night Ride Across The Caucasus
08. The Last Days
09. Secret Path

This is great stuff, if you’re into earthy soundscapes that sharpen the mind and hone the imagination, and do not overload you with pretentious sugary shit then I recommend this as an addition to your favorite playlists!! - Claudia Black, Reflections of Darkness Magazine, London

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