Shunzo Ohno, references Japanese + African folk melodies as Ancestral wisdom guides humanity's rise towards our greater good. Collaborators, Ronan Skillen, Shaun Johannes, and Syssi Mananga contribute the intersections of calm and explosive resolve. Ascensions describes the currents of past and future within our shared present, while embattled in a pandemic. The continuous evolution intertwines both tenderness and bold courage. Conflict is expressed in the harmonic structures, transversing melodies, concluding w the unity of one note.