Looking for something different? Try “The Spirit of Tao Te Ching”.
Richard Warner’s diverse musical influences makes each of the nine compositions on “The Spirit of Tao Te Ching” noticeably different from the others.
Some of the selections (“Thunder” and “Heaven”) reflect oriental musical styles, while one (“Earth”) is definitely colored by African traditions and others (“Sunrise”, Water”, “Mountains in the Mist” and “Wind”) sound more New Age-y (is this really a word?).
Warner combines acoustic winds, electronic keyboards, nature sounds and light percussion to evoke moods inspired by the eight trigrams of Taoist I-Ching symbolism: heaven, earth, fire, water, thunder, wind, lake, and mountain.
Less oriental-sounding than might be expected, this gentle combination of acoustic and electronic sounds in both traditional and modern musical styles took me a little while to get used to. Now I find it to be refreshing and delightful listening.
My favorite track is the last one, “Tao”, which showcases Warner’s meandering, hypnotic, wooden-flute improvisations with only chimes in the background.
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“Escapes” is comprised of 15 tracks of artfully crafted melodies blending the piano, guitar and strings. It is a perfect blend of calming music for your clients yet uplifting enough not to put you to sleep. Total running time is 60:49 so it is perfect for your one hour massage without having to have a CD player with a repeat button.
Jeff Gold is known for creating imagery through his music. According to his website, “Escapes” was inspired by many vacations to Kauai’s tranquil north shore as evidenced by some of the names of the individual tracks. After listening to this CD, you will feel refreshed as though you just returned from a week of vacation. It is perfect for you massage session, long drives and meditation and just plain ol’ relaxation.
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this CD and have even downloaded it to my iPod for my personal listening pleasure.
For more information, you can visit Jeff’s website at Jeff Gold Music.