Sunday, June 29, 2008
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."
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
CRAIG KUPKA - CRYSTALS NEW MUSIC FOR RELAXATION 2
folkways records FX 6196
another banger from mr. kupka & friends. here is volume 2 for more relaxation. this time we get 2 side long tracks. side B is more of the tinkly fender rhodes & synth sonic incense. side A is a cumulus bed raga drone trombone choir. yeah thats right, trombone drone. a super deep keeper!
"described by one active participant in relaxation classes, CRYSTALS is: 'warm winds carry the listener on an inner journey rich with poems of streaming color. a counterpoint of windchimes, light and shadow on a lake and leaves gently floating to a forest floor."
"happiness, peace and love to all on your voyages of self-exploration"
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
CRAIG KUPKA - CLOUDS NEW MUSIC FOR RELAXATION
folkways records FMX 6195
in the early 80's, even the esteemed folkways records dipped their toes into the crystal clear new age waters....'CLOUDS' by craig kupka is #1 of 2 mellow static spaced out records he and his buddies made for the label. tinkly, light and noodly halpern-esque tones make up 2 side-long pieces for zoning out. vibes, celeste, electric piano, guitars, synths, percussion....here are some of craig's words:
"help discover you, your light-a lasting serenity and strength...at your own pace...in your own time, with CLOUDS. Inherent in the music is deep, peaceful relaxation. Relaxation is a duet of the body and mind in repose, a passive state wherein there is renewal of your life-light...."
you know the vibes, so enjoy!!!!
'CRYSTALS' - New Music For Relaxation Vol. 2 coming soon!!!!!!