Flowing water winds its way gently, not with force but following the path of least resistance. With patience and persistence, water penetrates the hardest stone. These soothing sounds of flowing water, blended harmoniously together with the breath of bamboo flutes, overtones of Chinese harp, tones of sound bowls and soft gongs, can softly penetrate our resistances, allowing us to gently, gently let go.
Sacred Healing Waters
|1. Calling the Mind to Stillness 8:18|
|2. Bowls and Gongs Invoke the Sacred 6:51|
|3. Caressed By A Gentle Breeze 8:03|
|4. Through the Mist, the Sage 12:33|
|5. Joy of the Water Spirits 9:13|
|6. Drifting through Time and Space 4:26|
|7. Aquae Sulis 7:15|
|8. Quiet Mind 5:15|
German multi-instrumentalist Sayama (a.k.a. Richard Hiebinger) is a master of creating music for healing arts practices, especially those with a relaxing component like massage or Reiki. Sacred Healing Waters focuses on the therapeutic, rejuvenating qualities of water. The album offers an hour of flowing, cleansing pieces designed to ease the mind and body. The sounds of trickling water adorn each of the tracks on the album, adding a natural beauty to the work. Keyboard tones, Chinese harp, bamboo flute, gongs and bowls make up the rest of the soundscape, each played in a slow, meditative fashion that makes the music very pleasant to listen to. This is a great album for a spa atmosphere.
“Sayama” is a Japanese term which literally means “sitting on a mountain,” and this perfectly expresses the intent of his music (Sacred Healing Touch, Sacred Healing Waters) — to instill serenity and peace in the listener. His musical journey began with the guitar and piano, but as his horizons broadened, he grew well versed in acoustic instruments from all over the world, especially Asia. In his music you may find Tibetan and Japanese temple bowls, shakuhachi and koto, dizi and bansuri flutes, Chinese zither, overtone singing, gongs, and various Asian percussion instruments.