Sunday, June 29, 2008
Mickey Hart - Music To Be Born By
MICKEY HART - MUSIC TO BE BORN BY
beautiful pulsing trance jammer from the weirdest member of the grateful dead.
dont let the year throw you off on this one.....enjoy!
"A valuable tool for that most important of events, this album provides a soothing, rhythmic soundscape for the birthing environment and beyond.
Originally created for the birth of Mickey Hart's son Taro in 1983, this 70-minute soundscape was intended to transform the coldness of a hospital delivery room into a warm, rhythmic environment which would aid concentration and breathing and shut out external noise during the process of labor and birthing. Hart recorded Taro's heartbeat in utero, then overdubbed that organic rhythm with subtle bass harmonics, drums, and wooden shakuhachi flute in a simple musical pattern repeated with slight variations throughout the recording. Hart and his wife found it greatly calming during Taro's delivery, and friends began to request it for the deliveries of their own children. Consequently, Hart decided to release the recording on CD as well as cassette for the general public, as an idiosyncratic title in THE WORLD series."