Saturday, December 26, 2015

Steve Gruskin - Interludes: Ocean Tides (1993)

For my third and final album I got for christmas, we have yet another Interludes album! Ocean Tides, released in 1993.
In addition to Gruskin, the album also features Matthew Meister on cello.

This album is magical, like a beautiful lullaby full of synthy bells and beautiful cello playing, set to ocean waves rumbling to the shore. The interludes albums never disappoint. You don't wanna miss this one!

Christmas album 2 of 3 - Ocean Tides!

Steve Gruskin - Holiday Interlides: Eternal Sea (1994)

For my second christmas album post, I have a great Interludes album! It seems I always find more of these releases. This one is special, though, as it is a "Holiday Interludes" CD. How fitting that I receive it on Christmas.

Being a holiday album, Eternal Sea has Christmassy synths and bells, which is absolutely wonderful and definitely puts you in a positive and wintery mood!. It features Kirsten Morgan, who plays the flute and does a great job, with beautiful synths and ocean sounds to accompany her. Yet another must-listen from the Interludes series!

Christmas album 2 of 3 - Eternal Sea!

Robert Martin - Great Peace (1981 - CD QUALITY)

Happy Holidays!
As usual, I got a couple new albums for Christmas to upload here. The first one is Great Peace, by Robert Martin. I have this one up already, but the one previously uploaded was ripped from youtube and was missing a track.  Well, you now get all tracks in awesome quality!

This album is a favorite of mine, especially track 1 - there's a really nice singer on it named Liza Matson, who can also be heard on an obscure Swedish bossa-nova album called "Art & Liza." You can listen to a song from the album here. (This album is highly sought after by bossa nova fans, and the songs were written by Robert Martin. If any of you own this album, send me an e-mail so I can post it here.)

The album isn't electronic. I'll give you a run-down on what you'll hear.

Flute, performed by Bjorn Jim Lindh
Veena Pedal Guitar, performed by Ron Haldorson
Choir, performed by Outsound Choir.

Well, here is Christmas album 1 of 3 - Great Peace!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Dick Sutphen - Stress Control (1990)

Another guided meditation and brain programming tape from Dick Sutphen with background music. I have not listened to this in a while, so I do not remember if the background music is something familiar to me or not.

Advertised by Sutphen as "The most powerful brain/mind programming tape in the world."

Stress Control

Dick Sutphen and Upper Astral - The Lighthouse (1984)

Sorry for the lack of updates, I have been very busy with college work.

I'm back with another guided meditation tape by Dick Sutphen with backing music by Upper Astral. The music in the background is from their 1983 release Entrance To The Secret Lagoon, which you can download here.

Info about "The Lighthouse":
"This tape is based on Psychosynthesis, a technique used by many psychiatrists to generate positive change. The symbol creates a new line of force in your psyche and can change inner attitudes and outer behavior. Produced with soothing New Age music. Instructions: Lie down and sit comfortably, close your eyes and breathe deeply for 3 minutes. Tun on tape. Dick will direct you through a complete body relaxation, then ask you to vividly fantasize the situation he is describing. Make it real. Perceive anything. You'll be counted up at the end of the tape. For maximum self-change results, use the tape several times a week. Also, during the day, quickly fantasize the symbol on your own when you have an opportunity."

The Lighthouse