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Deep Peace/New Atlantis
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop
For the first time, Deep Peace and New Atlantis, two classics from Celestial Harmonies, are available on CD. Originally recorded in 1980 and 1983, these meditative masterpieces have long been recognized as remarkable an... more »
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For the first time, Deep Peace and New Atlantis, two classics from Celestial Harmonies, are available on CD. Originally recorded in 1980 and 1983, these meditative masterpieces have long been recognized as remarkable and meaningful works. Frank Perry employs a fascinating array of acoustic instruments, including 400 year old Zen Buddhist Densho bells and a Ming Dynasty Chinese temple bell. He adds various kyeezees (Burmese meditation gongs), Burmese chime bowls, other glass bowls, Tibetan invocation cymbals and meditation cymbals, plus a variety of bells from Tibet, India, Japan and China. He uses no electronics whatsoever in his recordings; the long reverberations are the natural effect of the percussion instruments he uses. "Bells and gongs are representative of some of the most spiritual music," says Perry. He is a master of his art form, understanding how each gong produces its fundamental tone, harmonics and sub-tones. He carefully blends to create the specific meditative mood he desires. "Admittedly, percussion is not a field of instrumentation or sound-source most usually associated with meditational music, but I have spent half of my life refining the potential usages and overcoming the initial restrictions imposed by this musical medium of percussion."
New music on ancient instruments
eschramm6 | 03/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This double CD contains 2 disc records of the early 80s - DEEP PEACE and NEW ATLANTIC. You hear music made on Tibetean singing bowls, chimes, and other unusual instruments by British percussionist Frank Perry who worked in the 70s together with Keith and Julie Tippett/s and other London based improvisationers. The music is no conventional new age music. Some sounds remind electronics, but are produced on acoustic instruments without any overdubbing or other tricks. This music sounds unusual, but it is healing. While hearing it You are able to balance body and soul. Try it for a meditation. Or feel in Your body, how the different parts being affected by the different sounds. May be it is astral music."
I keep returning to this
jellokomputer | New York, NY United States | 11/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been into many different genres of music. this is the alpha and the omega of my collection. where I return if something isn't working; if nothing else is doing it for me. It is in many ways my favorite cd. the harmonies & overtones created by bowls, bells and other metallic instruments are executed with astounding sensitivity. it is a meditative, grounding experience. deep peace is more gentle, but they are equal in their subtlety and ability to "meditate" you. the atmospheres turn a dingy apartment into a temple."