Release Date: 30 September 2003
Publisher: New World
Phil Thornton crafts a soundscape that captures the ambiance of a sacred temple in the Himalayas with TIBETAN MEDITATION. Synthesized atmospheric effects wash through the pieces, lending the music a dreamy sort of surrealism. The earthy sounds of Tibetan horns, singing bowls, bells, gongs and other temple-oriented instruments are woven into the fabric as well, while the harmonic presence of overtone chant drones on in the background. The music was designed to aid in meditative practices. To that end, the liner notes offer instructions on how to perform Tibetan meditation, as described in the writings of his holiness, the Dalai Lama.
A distant temple bell sounds, as the unmistakable tones of the ancient tradition of meditational chant resonate, creating an ambience of meditative calm.
Inspired by the very distinctive culture and music of Tibet, Phil Thornton has created an exceptional album that captures the very essence of Tibetan music. As you listen to the sounds of overtone chanting, Tibetan Singing Bowls, the Ragdung, Cymbals, Gongs and the Tibetan Thighbone, take time to reflect, explore and discover.
1) Meditation (4:58)
2) A Welcome Return (9:31)
3) The View from the Pass (5:23)
4) Mandala Ascent (6:24)
5) Temple Valley (7:45)
6) Mandala Equilibrium (4:01)
7) Lotus Dance (9:55)
8) Chant of Souls (8:37)
9) Resolution (8:48)
Total Running Time: 65:27
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