Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, New Age, Pop
Feed your head. This is the basic premise that undergirds various Brainwave packages (Brainwave Suite, Brainwave Symphony) that have been assembled by acoustic theorist Jeffrey Thompson. Thompson takes things audible (n... more »
Feed your head. This is the basic premise that undergirds various Brainwave packages (Brainwave Suite, Brainwave Symphony) that have been assembled by acoustic theorist Jeffrey Thompson. Thompson takes things audible (nature sounds and average electronic music on Suite; orchestral music on Symphony) and implants in them subsonic pulses and frequencies (but not subliminal messages, we're told) that allegedly attune the brain to prescribed, desirable states: theta waves for "uplifting emotion"; alpha waves for an "alert, relaxed mind"; and so on. For this set, Thompson offers four hour-long discs, each of which is divided into two sections. The first involves guided imagery that's delivered in a strange, disembodied voice by Owen Morrison. The second is a windswept, atmospheric drone of electronics that at times effectively invites your mind to float away on an astral voyage. This is essentially what is heard on the first half, only it's cluttered by Morrison's persistent and--to the uninitiated ear--annoying chatter. "Feel the exquisite melody of joy rippling through every cell," he tells us. It's a little tough when his oddly fuzzed-up sci-fi voice sometimes goes on and on as if he's delivering baseball play-by-play from another dimension. That's a pity, because the latter halves offer blissful, above-average states of motionlessness. (Of course, for superb space-walk music, investigate Jonn Serrie.) --Terry Wood
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Buy Brainwave Suite instead of this.
Theresa Bocanegra | Rancho Santa Margarita, CA USA | 11/04/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"As an owner of Thompson's Brainwave Suite, I am quite disappointed in Brainwave Journey. The music and sounds are outstanding, but the voice track is annoying and distracting.The voice is a strange, electronic babble. This is unfortunate, and unnessary. The music could stand alone to inspire your mind to travel into a relaxed, positive mental journey.My frustration grew intense after a couple of months that I gave away this box set, and have since replaced it with some wonderful collections by Hearts of Space."
A. KIRIAKOPOULOS | Athens Greece | 03/17/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It is a journey that will be very difficult to forget.Even if you never tried meditation before listen to this.All you have to do is close your eyes and relax very soon you are going to find yourself in a world of sounds combined with colorfull pictures.
I believe it is worthy to eperience it."
Don't Miss the Boat!
Rev. Julian Greene | Oracle, AZ USA | 01/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I believe some of the previous reviewers have missed the boat in understanding these CD's. They are for the purpose of self-hypnosis. That "irritating patter" of voice is designed to implant positive concepts deep in the core of your subconscious to assist you in life. But you have to be able to "let go" in order for it to work. If all you hear is the patter, you're not allowing it to work. If you want relaxation and rejuvenation, Thompson's Brainwave Suite is excellent. But if you want to make changes in your life, Brainwave Journey can really help. Since I've been listening to Dr. Thompson's works, I am no longer stressed out and angry in traffic; I'm more effective at work and calmer at home."