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Music to Disappear in 1
Genres: New Age, Pop, Rock, Latin Music
Raphael (no last name) was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and raised by Benedictine nuns. Under their tutelage and encouragement, he developed a love for music, first learning about classical music and Gregorian chant. As a youn... more »
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Raphael (no last name) was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and raised by Benedictine nuns. Under their tutelage and encouragement, he developed a love for music, first learning about classical music and Gregorian chant. As a young man, after playing gypsy violin on the streets and utilizing his talents in rock bands, Raphael studied the piano formally at the San Francisco Conservatory. He later spent a decade at Esalen, the renowned Northern California spiritual community. It was during his time there that he began to blend his various influences, draw from multiple cultures for compositional inspiration, and forge his signature style of healing and relaxation music. Originally issued in 1989, Music To Disappear In was his first recording for the label Hearts of Space. A bit dated by this juncture, these nine songs, all original compositions but for the traditional opener ("Disappearing Into You"), use piano and keyboards as a central voice, creating a lulling web of atmospheric string sounds complemented by flute and percussion. Long used by body workers, Music To Disappear In is the very definition of New Age relaxation music. --Paige La Grone
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Donald Kemper | Kentucky | 03/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First experiance with this album was with my massage therapist. After a few visits I decided I MUST have it. Raphael goes well beyond a sonic demonstration as he communicates directly with the listener his deep appreciation of all that is lovely, inspiring, and beautiful in this gracefully slow, emotionally/intellectually stimulating work. "Dissappearing Into You" -Romantic and powerfully sedative, yet bordering on seductive. The mind relaxes and yet becomes vividly aware of things greater than ourselves in "Resurrection," an unbelievably relaxing, truly uplifting piece. "Primitive Silence," the hauntingly mysterious "Serpent," and "I Say Rock 'n Roll Prayers to a Dancing God" brings on feelings of anchient times while inducing the listener still further into a peaceful, tranquill state where the mind and body can relax and enjoy. "Spirit Guides" and "Silence" do not dissapoint as they bring back that wonderful, welcomely repeditive construction that the listener so dearly enjoys in "Disappearing Into You" A must for anyone needing relief from this stressful world. If only all phases of this abulm were recorded digitally."
Music of my soul.
MAJ James D. Thornton PhD, DD | Mississippi | 11/18/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is the most awsome musical source I've ever known. I am a pianist and guitarist and have tried to reach this plateau myself and not come so close. The music in it actually touched emotions I didn't know I had. I fealt a peace and tranquility I've never known. When my time comes, this is the music I want to leave this world hearing. Side 1 Track 1, Disappearng into You, is the song of my soul and life. I don't know if the artist has known pain or sorrow like I have but the connection is unreal and welcome. This is a good investment and well worth the time to enjoy. Turn down the lights, light a fire, cuddle up with the one you love and let this artist touch your soul."
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Daniel Martin | Buck Owen, California | 11/28/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Music to disappear In, is not only graceful, ellegant and esthetically overpowering: It does that which the CD title implies and casts one into a veil of non-self, where only the music is heard! So Overpowering are certain tracks, that you (ie: I actually feel the presence of god(s) as it were. A well deserved 5-Stars from the 1980's into Y2K. Daniel Martin"