Soothing, January 29, 2003
Reviewer: "eye-sus" (Sweden)
This is a very nicely put together CD. I've got a few other CD's like it and of which some are good and some are not.
I tried this out when I was having a late afternoon rest, I was about to get one of my famous(!) tension headaches and had just received this CD in the mail so thought I'd try it out...I almost fell asleep - I think I could have if it wasn't for the fact that someone got home and started talking to me when I was laying down listening to it!
The first track of the CD gives you that calm feeling, then the second track starts with a little bit more happiness and you can feel that it is sort of starting to energize you a bit. Track 3 increases that feeling even further, not as much happiness anymore but a little quicker tempo and energizing.
No 4 starts over again a little like the first track did - more soothing and the tempo is quite slow. No stress. No 5 begins silently and then increases the intensity, volume wise. Also that energizing type of music that you can apply to your mindwalk, if you're doing one that is...You know re-filling you with light and strength! The volume comes to a set level at the middle of this track which is a very nice track..
Then track six kick-starts you a bit with some nice drums, base...continues with other instruments that even the intensity out a bit, compared to the drums in the beginning. They're still at times in the background.
The rest of the CD is just as well mixed and it soothes you all the way through!
tranquility, September 20, 2002
Reviewer: A music fan
This cd is amazing. I have bought many others, such as the rainforest, thunderstorms, waterfalls, etc. They are extremely annoying. This is the most peaceful, relaxing and just plain enjoyable listening I have ever found. If I could give it 10 stars, I would.
From the Artist
My debut album, Spectrum Suite, was the music I first heard in my dreams and meditations in 1969. When I shared these soundscapes with others, their response was so enthusiastic, that my life changed virtually overnight. Since then, this music has traveled around the world. It's been said that at any given moment, Spectrum Suite is playing somewhere in the world.
Chakra Suite is the new incarnation of this landmark album, and contains as bonus tracks, the entire album that was the original Spectrum Suite.
In fact, the original title for my debut album was going to be Chakra Suite--however, there was not much awareness of charkas in 1975, let alone the importance of composing music to balance them. Today, millions of people understand their importance and stores have entire sections devoted to them.
Each keynote of Chakra Suite adds swirling harmonics and overtones that I believe deliver an extraordinary psycho-acoustic effect. Listen with headphones and you will notice that the intricate interweavings of atmospheric essences take on a 3-dimensional presence. They seem to tickle and energize the "inner ear" as well as the outer ones.
The track "Sonic Satori" highlights the power of sonic entrainment. First popularized by Robert Monroe, this psycho-acoustic technology engages a remarkable effect on brainwaves. I composed "Sonic Satori" in the frequency of the earth itself (about 8 cycles per second).
Here's a simple way to use Chakra Suite to measure your own stress level, based on how stress alters the perception of time: As you listen, if the time between songs seems too long...you are stressed. If you don't notice any space between songs…you are stressed.
When you are relaxed you will find that the time between songs is perfectly attuned to the rhythm of a deep relaxing breath.