Inspired by Siddhartha, who learns from the wise old ferryman to listen carefully to the voices of the river until he hears the eternal song of oneness and harmony, Gandalf invites you to imagine yourself in a boat on the Sacred River, letting the music be your ferryman, taking you gently across the water. Gandalf intricately weaves the sounds of acoustic, classical, and electric guitars with keyboards, percussion, piano, and sound samplers for his enchanting sonic tale.
|1. Morning at the River Bench 3:44|
|2. Sacred River 6:15|
|3. Blossoms Falling Like Snow 7:31|
|4. Silent Joy 6:40|
|5. The Ferryman's Tale 4:16|
|6. Take Me Gently Across the Water 5:48|
|7. Confidently Floating Seawards 2:51|
|8. A Visionary Passage 5:07|
|9. Flow, Water, Flow 6:06|
|10. Where the River Joins the Ocean 7:10|
Looks like it’s time for a rediscovery of the works of Herman Hesse as Gandalf takes you down the sacred river where you can learn to be one with all harmony. A winning sonic vacation from all the noise of the day that causes nothing but agita, this easy ride with Gandalf is the most rejuvenation you could hope for on a disc these days. A sonic tonic for those with a need to wipe off the day.
“...I don’t know where the time went, but I really got lost in Gandalf’s new album, Sacred River. His compositions are soothing and pastoral with the sounds of nature in the background and a clear cut theme of tranquility throughout the recording. There are many kinds of music and many kinds of peace. Gandalf has found a way to bring about a much desired peace and reinforce it with his delightful music. Ah, balance thy name is Sacred River. ...With a tip of the hat to George Frideric Handel, Gandalf’s New Age creation of water music is one of the most tranquil recordings I have ever heard. His compositions are always light and yet full of musical substance. It is very difficult to find such blessed peace in life and I suggest you find the Sacred River in your heart and your mind and allow yourself to join in the stream.” Rating: Excellent