Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
JOHN BEAULIEU - CALENDULA
(a suite for pythagorean tuning forks)
the relaxation company
here we have some more metal resonances. a suite of healing music by tuning fork master john beaulieu. each side explores different sets of intervals with a couple of longer pieces that open and close the tape. close your eyes and let the tones soothe your body / mind. enjoy!
visit mr. beaulieu's website -> HERE
“Inspired by John Cage's experience, I sat in an anechoic chamber for five hundred hours over a period of two years and listened to the sounds of my own body. I began to correlate different states of consciousness with the different sounds of my nervous system. Being a trained musician, I noticed that the high-pitched sounds of my nervous system consisted of several sounds in different intervals. Then one day I brought two tuning forks and tapped them. Immediately I observed that the sound of my nervous system came into resonance with the sound of the tuning forks. It was then I realized that people can be tuned like musical instruments!"
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
IASOS - JEWELED SPACE
its time for more iasos around here. ive been listening to this cassette a lot recently.
cosmic prisms &rainbows of sound floating and hovering through the air to "flavor" your listening space.
this one is soooo goood!
"This music is excellent as a soothing background for focused mental activities, like office work or working on a computer, as it soothes without being at all distracting."
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
JOEL ANDREWS - THE VIOLET FLAME
the group, inc.
here is a lovely album of harp bliss by joel andrews. 2 side long meanderings to get lost in.
one of my favorite new age record cover artworks of all time.
"the devic and elemental kingdoms are at one, and work interdependently on the horizontal grid of physical manifestation. therefore the vertical process of personal individual transmutation becomes a part of the process of planetary transformation, and through the symbol of the cross, stands as an essential link in bridging the elemental, human, and angelic kingdoms. this tranmutative work, carried out from below by conscious wielders of creative fire, when couple with the transformative activities of those dispensers of cosmic force from on high, illustrates the highest quality of co-creative effort in building a new heaven and a new earth, and becomes a practical demonstration for the vision of a new age. LET LIGHT AND LOVE AND POWER RESTORE THE PLAN ON EARTH"
visit joel andrews' website here - > HARP OF GOLD
Monday, November 30, 2009
FRANK PERRY - ZODIAC
time for another installment in the frank perry series. this is #3!
Zodiac is a gorgeous set of improvisations on perry's arsenal of all things metallic. shimmering angelic ghostly and meditative tones all around you. enjoy!
check out frank perry's YOUTUBE channel!!!
KLAUS WIESE - URANUS
beautiful spacious tibetan bowl zones from Klaus Wiese. gets into that deep Iasos FM synthesis sounding harmonic fields.
thanks to JC for this one! enjoy!
klaus passed away last year, visit his website here
Monday, November 2, 2009
JAY ARRIGO - ORGANIC SYNTHESIS
ive had my eye on this record for awhile. finally found a copy out in San Fran. it has one of the coolest record covers EVER.
but the music is not much to write home about. kind of sub-par acoustic piano noodlings (a la Halpern), but not a bad record either. it has some very NEW AGE liner notes that make for a good read. i scanned in the booklet from the LP too, youll find a PDF archive of that in .zip file. don't really know much about jay arrigo at all....he had some sort of thing called TEA meditation classes or something.
"Organic Synthesis is an itinerary of the landscape of the soul - imagery for the four levels of being - physical, emotional, mental and spiritual - definable, related and connected through awareness, reachable through selective awareness and the colors and shapes we create for their expression. Experience the elusive melodies of fleeting moods, the energetic, pulsating spiral towards spiritual orgasm, the subtle silken imagery of joy and bliss, the clarity and precision of pure perception."
Thursday, October 29, 2009
MICHEL GENEST - ASCENSION
sona gaia productions
this is pushing a little further into the 80's than i usually like to go, but i just scored this LP out in san francisco and it hit me hard. this is pure synthesizer music fantasy scapes. i see castles and crystals and fairies when i listen to this one. i mean, if i didnt tell you this was michel genest, i could release this as a limited edition cassette and put 'ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER - ASCENSION' on the spine and it would sell out in 3 minutes...im not demeaning mr. lopatin at all here. in fact, he is one my favorite dudes around and i love his music...but here at CV we like to share the music of our predecessors / true new age warriors / heard and unheard inspirations / vibes / space musicians. giving everything a chance to exist & enjoy AS IT IS!
"VISIONARY SYNTHESIZER MUSIC"
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
MARC BARRECA - TWILIGHT
palace of lights
a lovely little gem from marc barreca. instrumental dream spaces from this seattle based musician.
synths, drum machines, kalimbas, electronics, guitars, bells, sax & field recordings all combine to create some lovely soundscapes here. fog and rain and darkness and sunshine and oceans...
reminding me of nuno canavarro, roedelius, nobukazu takemura, deuter's first album, etc.....
thanks to mike p. for turning me on to this one.
go to marc barreca's bare bones website here
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
MICHAEL STEARNS - M'OCEAN
two new posts to compensate for the lack of updates around here.....
another entry in the michael stearns world. lovely synthesizer music. playful and pretty.
i could listen to 'fireflies' delight' all day long, one of my very favorite new age tracks!
ALLAUDIN WILLIAM MATHIEU - STREAMING WISDOM
cold mountain music
as promised, here's another album of joyous piano bliss by allaudin william mathieu. goes hand in hand with 'in the wind' which was posted earlier.
you can still order these two LPs (or cassettes) directly from mathieu's cold mountain music
"If only we could see the air it would look like music sounds. Sometimes when dark birds fly against the sky the air does become visible. Then flocks of birds are like chords, and their flight patterns bring out the harmonies of the atmosphere."
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
DON SLEPIAN - THE SEA OF BLISS
this cassette rip was passed along to me by a generous reader of this blog.
it is don slepian's first album of blissful waves of sound. 2 long relaxing meditative pieces perfect for a drizzly summer day.
"The purpose of The Sea of Bliss is to change your state of consciousness. People have often used it for meditation and massage. In a local hospital it has been used during labor and childbirth as a sonic analgesic. In the car it combats rush hour traffic stress. In New Age stores and workshops it is used for ambience, a form of aural fragrence."
please visit don slepian's website here.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
DAVID PARSONS - SOUNDS OF THE MOTHERSHIP
sorry for the lack of posts around here, they usually come in WAVES i guess......
here is david parson's debut album from 1980. beautiful floating dreamy sonics with dashes of world music vibes.
a real soother....please enjoy!
(this is taken from the CD reissue, except 'awakening' which was omitted from the cd reissue, that is from the original cassette release.)
"Inspired by the ancient Vedic songs of India, Parson's music lies at the well–springs of consciousness, tempered by soothing sounds fom the physical world: the soft chirping of crickets, the calls of songbirds, and the restless sounds of the four winds. The music serves as a centering point for the mind amid the swirling vortex of the temporal plane."
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
ALLAUDIN WILLIAM MATHIEU - IN THE WIND
cold mountain music (cm 009)
have you ever wished george winston's records were better? well, then give allaudin william mathieu a try. this is lovely rhythmic joyous private press piano music. quintessentially california coastal vibe music. prepared piano bits, wordless melodic singing, african polyrhythms, multitracked, double speed piano, just intonation. little splashes of lots of goodness. let this music carry you away on warm winds. ill also be posting mathieu's other nice album 'streaming the wisdom' soon...enJOY!
visit AWM's website HERE.
Monday, March 30, 2009
OJAS - SEVEN LEVELS OF MAN
LINK REMOVED BY THE REQUEST OF OJAS.
PLEASE VISIT HIS WEBSITE LINK BELOW AND PURCHASE A COPY OF 'SEVEN LEVELS OF MAN' ON CD DIRECTLY FROM HIM!
SEVEN LEVELS OF MAN SIDE 1 clip
SEVEN LEVELS OF MAN SIDE 2 clip
continuing our exploration of the great unity records new age label, this is an amazing journey conjured up by steve mclinn's ojas project from oklahoma city OK. im sure he's THE pioneer of oklahoma new age music. this great LP takes us on 2 side long rides through harp, guitars, vocals, gongs, and all manner of wonderful synthesizers. its a beautiful new age trip from beginning to end, with some of the breezy joy as Deuter's 'Celebration' album. he doesnt always make all of the right moves but the spirit is there for sure, let it flow and enjoy!
"sound is the force which holds the physical octave. it is a doorway through which the consciousness might flow into new dimensions of reality."
also please visit the ojas / steve mclinn website here.
mr. mclinn recently had a fire that destroyed his entire studio along with most of his gear and recordings, so buy some stuff from his website if you can.
Friday, March 27, 2009
HENRY WOLFF & NANCY HENNINGS - TIBETAN BELLS II
pacific arts records & tapes
starting with volume 2 of this all metallic resonances record. not unlike the frank perry gems we've posted here earlier, wolff & hennings concoct lovely meditative soundscapes from all manner of bells gongs chimes tibetan bowls, etc etc. one of the pieces is even composed and performed by HAMZA EL DIN!!!! there must be a grateful dead connection here, i think mickey hart mustve been involved somehow....anyhow, enjoy these tones and zones. volume 1 and 3 to follow!
"the whole of 'journey to the end' may be thought of as comprising either a single instant of time, or the timeless reach of an eternity."
"'the endless journey' consists of three major phases. each traces a stage in the crystalline evolution of SPIRIT, whose reisdual body is now shorn off, as it is released from the last vestiges of terrestrial attachment. with leaving the body, and ascending through astral plane, spirit, lightening, is progressively stripped of all lingering mortal encumberances. then at the last, in its transcendent aspect of pure, abstract vibration, spirit sets out on its final journey through the void, across the vast of the universe."
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
SWAMI KRIYA RAMANANDA - SONG OF THE GOLDEN LOTUS
second installment for swami kriya ramananda, this album is not as good as 'hymn to a new age' but it continues in the flute zones of the larkin post below. some flute some cello some electronics. nice pleasant sounds for your chakras. enjoy! (if anyone knows of other albums by s.k.r., please do let me know!)
"song of the golden lotus is the most unique of the new age music yet to emerge from the west. through several years of meditation and study, ramananda has transformed the western musical system to relate to mantric sound energy potentials. thus instead of composing melodies and harmonies in the conventional sense, ramananda composes enrapturing structures of repolarizing sound energies, designed to help neutralize some of the stress and strain of modern living; and on a deep level to internalize, uplift and inspire. this album was created as an inspirational adjunct for those on the path. it is devotional music in essence and its energies are harmonious with any spiritually ascending system.
at the conclusion of the music, remain quiet for a few moments."
Thursday, March 5, 2009
LARKIN - O'CEAN
wind sung sounds
lovely flute musings from larkin. we get 2 side long pieces here.
side A 'Emergence' has halpern-esque flute noodlings over a wonderful bed of ocean / whale sounds + a sparse synth drone by michael stearns. "The image is a butterfly awakening from the cocoon, it sits while the fluid energy fills its being from the inside out. An awareness of new form and movement emerges."
side B 'Communitizing' is a purely solo flute exploration. "The image is a butterfly in flight."
"The motivation for this recording is the light source from which all my music emanates - to this source I am eternally grateful."
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Music For Deep Meditation 1
Healing Sounds of a Majestic Thunderstorm, Deep Resonant Chimes and Ocean Waves
time to get into the real NEW AGE here.
i came across this online and its lovely. field recordings and chimes and bells.
straight zones, no messing around. this creates a deep space to change your vibe.
i got another volume of this series of tibetan bowls, ill post that soon.
also, ive been ripping lots of LPs gems & other things for the blog here. stay tuned in!
"Ideal for sleep, meditation, and relaxation, this recording is an exploration of primal simplicity."
Sunday, February 22, 2009
DR. JAMES HOPKINS - GOLDEN RATIOS
ok so im browsing around in our local new age shop, spirit dancer, here in burlington VT and i stumble across this cd. without hearing it, i bought it based on the pictures and descriptions of the music / instruments (remember when we used to do that?). then i brought it home and put it on and its PERFECT. shimmering string drones. this is ellen fullman meets new age music. what more could you ask for? enjoy!
visit the doctor's website here
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
CONSTANCE DEMBY - SUNBORNE
taking you all on a different trip here, constance demby makes fantasy sci-fi otherworldly ambient space music. this is her second album. An ambitious five-part tone-poem inspired by the Emerald Tablets, (by Thoth / Hermes Trismegestus). featuring
hammered dulcimer, heavenly voices, synth, demby's homemade instruments, percussion and more...enjoy!
check out constance's website here
Monday, January 12, 2009
GEOFFREY CHANDLER - STARSCAPES
Unity Records UR 706
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
spacy synth zones by mr. chandler from the same label that brought us the first Iasos LP. whets the appetite for the current analog synth craze going around and around mine/your brains.
"recorded and mixed at orban recording, menlo park, CA, using a moog synthesizer with extensive outboard processing equipment, including custom multiple-delay-line analog time-base process, custom voltage controlled narrowband and wideband frequency shifters, parametric equalizer, and reverberation. mixed through orban stereo matrix, which creates stereo space and depth effects."
check out some of geoffrey chandler's crystal clarity mind expanding artwork here