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Crystal Bowl Meditation based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
On "Crystal Bowl Meditation," Life In Balance returns to its roots: glimmering, sparkling crystal bowls and other percussion dance around Steve Sciulli's (often multitracked) flutes and synthesizers creating some of the purest and most beautiful ambient music extant. On "CBM," though, Steve adds just enough piano and electronics to recall the "ambient-chamber" sound of artists like Tim Story and Eno, and adds a new timbre to the sound palette of Life In Balance. This is the kind of music for which the "repeat" mode of your CD player was created. Some may listen to the music in conjunction with meditation or yoga, while others will play "CBM" and let the music find its own space. Either way, "CBM" sounds like another instant classic from Steve and Ami Sciulli, the Synthesizer, flute and percussion duo fortuitously titled Life in Balance.
I'm deeply pleased with the movement of the album. At all points I find myself glistening across aquiline planes – some like higher-dimensional fluid in which my consciousness is simultaneously fins and gills. The movements seems to unfold a pulse upon which I'm free to activate and develop. It's like a garden for perception.
Love the piano and moog tones. I really think Life in Balance did an awesome job on this CD and it will gain them some much needed recognition.