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Satori - Music For Yoga And Meditation
Riley Lee, Gabriel Lee
Satori - Music For Yoga And Meditation
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop
 
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The CD's liner notes define satori as "the indescribable experience of sudden, intuitive spiritual realization." That may be, yet unless you are a serious student of yoga or a fan of its ancient musical traditions, you may...  more »

      
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All Artists: Riley Lee, Gabriel Lee
Title: Satori - Music For Yoga And Meditation
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Narada
Original Release Date: 1/1/1997
Re-Release Date: 3/11/1997
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop
Styles: Meditation, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 083616280721, 0083616280752, 083616280745, 083616280752

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The CD's liner notes define satori as "the indescribable experience of sudden, intuitive spiritual realization." That may be, yet unless you are a serious student of yoga or a fan of its ancient musical traditions, you may struggle to reach such a state while listening to these improvisations for shakuhachi flute (Riley Lee) and koto (Gabriel Lee, no relation). The recording's mood is almost somber and contrasts noticeably with Oriental Sunrise and Sanctuary, two splendid Riley Lee discs that offer a broader, more expressive tonal range. Here a stronger Oriental mood is conveyed, and the notion of stillness is pursued with such earnestness that the final result (to Occidental ears) is ultimately a state of inertia. While composers sometimes refer to the use of silence as an overt creative element in their works, Satori relies so heavily on the approach that it seems as though Lee's flute is being filtered through a dense fog, and from a substantial distance. Satori, originally recorded in 1983, seems best suited to serious-minded yoga practitioners and those who prefer to adorn their meditative states with only the most minimal of audio embellishments. For such people, this disc could be the answer to prayers. For others interested in shakuhachi music, the two aforementioned discs are likely to be more satisfying choices. --Terry Wood

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Peter Bosco | Kensington, CT United States | 01/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is one of the deepest, most spiritual pieces of music you may ever hear. The title track, Satori, is beyond words.
True Zen. It is about nothing and about everything. There is the repeated, plaintive cry of a mist-shourded horn and a deep sense of melancholic loss. The stillness resonates and builds to a feeling of resolution, light, color and the after-life.
Guaranteed to transport the mind.
One can only hope such a place truly exists."
Simply superb music for inner peace.
Edward Alexander Gerster | South Miami, FL USA | 04/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you enjoy traditional Shakuhachi meditation music or possibly Richard Warner's "Quiet Heart/Spirit Wind" CDs, then this is a recording you probably will enjoy. A great catalyst for mindfulness meditation or peacefull contemplation. There are many layers to the music which appears to be Zen-like in it's simplicity."
Satori Review - Simply the Best
vlc | Littleton CO | 05/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD far-exceeded my expectations. Music was very relaxing and soothing...and the perfect pace for either relaxing listening, meditation, or yoga."