What languages are being used on this album?
Ancient Greek, Arabic, Chinese, and Sanskrit. You can click here to hear some sound clips.
What do the words mean?
What I really like about ancient languages is that they have a special power just in the sounds they make. It doesn't really matter if you understand the words. Before you try to understand them, just listen to the sounds and let them work on you. Make up something that you think they say and tell me about your ideas.
Another interesting possibility is to seek out people who speak these languages and ask for a translation. One of the most interesting parts of making this CD was meeting the people who performed the spoken word elements.
If you simply must know right now, here are the translations.