I am often asked by clients to recommend a c.d. for relaxation, and this is one that fits that bill perfectly. The gentle melody of track 1, appropriately titled 'Intro', prepares you for relaxation. This leads you to track 2 'Ke'o Kiwa Na' with its ethereal like chanting, backed by guitar strings, and then joined by flute. Tracks 3 ('Returning Home') and 4 ('Padma') follow, holding the listener in a pleasant feeling of relaxation. These first 3 or 4 tracks together, depending on how much time you have, are ideal for 20 to 30 minutes of meditation.
Track 5 'Light of the Heart' has an almost sleepy quality to it, continuing the feeling of calm and relaxation. The remaining 3 tracks help to reinforce that feeling.
Music holds and conveys both the composer's and the performers' intent, and this c.d. radiates an energy of unconditional healing and love. Whether you want to use it for relaxation, meditation or healing background music, this is one for your collection.
Immediately as I began to play this CD, I found myself seated with my eyes shut, and a feeling vibrated through my entire body which I can only describe as being brought back to the centre. If you have ever had the 'off balance' feeling like you are spinning inside, though you are not actually moving, well this has a similar effect but in the reverse, positive way! I have heard of Vibrational Therapy but never experienced it, yet this is exactly what I would imagine it to feel like!
The musical instruments, tones and pitches are ever so powerful and truly captivate you. During the second track, Whale Song, you can really visualise yourself racing through the stars in your own protective bubble, which actually feels quite exhilarating! I started to play this CD before I had to pick my children up from school, but I found myself enveloped in the emotion and beauty of the pure sound, and felt anchored to the floor. I really did not want to get up and turn the music off to go out!
The CD has 9 tracks in total, with of running time of approximately 74 minutes. My personal favourites are most definitely Star Lore (track 1) which is so captivating, Whale Song (track 2) with authentic recordings of whale song, Mer Family (track 6) with the heavenly female vocals of Daniela Broder, and Ikaro Ayuma (track 8) with the enchanting male vocals of Ali Calderwood. All in all, an excellent piece of art!