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|Ronnie Nyogetsu Seldin|
Makoto: Shinjitsu (With a Heart of True Sincerity
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, New Age, Pop, Classical
On this collection of shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) pieces, Ronnie Nyogetsu Seldin plays in the meditational style first developed by Zen monks, and the result is the perfect accompaniment to just about any quiet acti... more »
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On this collection of shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) pieces, Ronnie Nyogetsu Seldin plays in the meditational style first developed by Zen monks, and the result is the perfect accompaniment to just about any quiet activity. Most of the pieces have a wandering melodic quality, accentuated on the title piece and on "Shizukesa" with shivering sustained notes. Certain pieces are evocative of natural sounds; "Daiwa-Gaku" sounds almost like the wind, while in places "(Ki-Sui-An) Sanya" reminds the listener of running water. "Five Minutes More" adds tiny tinkling bells to Seldin's flute, and "Jinbo-Sanya" is a more active, stronger piece. Makoto Shinjitsu isn't the sort of thing you have on while exercising or housecleaning, but it's just the thing for sitting--whether on your mat or in your car during rush hour. --Genevieve Williams
Zen music at it's very essential.
Edward Alexander Gerster | South Miami, FL USA | 08/16/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In "Komuso: The Healing Art of Zen," Ronnie Nyogetsu Seldon performed a wide range of shakuhachi pieces that has now been surpassed in this CD "Makoto: Shinjitsu." It truly shows why Seldon has become such a sought after musician of the Japanese bamboo flute, with a range of performance from the eerily contemplative title piece to the much bolder "Jinbo-Sanya." This is a fantastic album for quiet contemplation and meditation."