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Posted October 1, 2010
I've been a fan of New Age and World music for a long time and though I've never been one for the "club scene" the burgeoing genre of "downtempo chillout" music, which had its genesis in the quieter backrooms of the rave scene movement throughout the world, is one that I am really getting into. Having recently travelled to India I discovered a whole underground music scene there that fuses trance, technology and spirituality into an intriguingly beautiful hybrid musical form. Such is the case with Buddha-Lounge 2, the newest offering from David & Steve Gordon and the folks at Sequoia Records. A follow up to the massively popular Buddha-Lounge, this new release goes further and deeper in exploring this fascinating genre. This music is incredibly relaxing and perfect as either background music for intimate social gatherings and quiet conversation or for setting a perfect mood for late night candlelit encounters. I've actually been using it for meditation and my wife has found it perfect for her sacred dance gatherings. The tunes themselves are exotic, lush and diverse. From the upbeat devotional "Sundara" by new Sequoia artist Jaya Lakshmi to the intricate melodies and lush instrumentations of Hidden Forces All Around by Opera to Relax (my favorite), this CD has something for the lover of both the sacred and the sensual. Buddha-Lounge 2 opens the door and admits you into a delighfully blissful downtemo musical realm. I look forward to returning to hear more in the future.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.