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Stillness

Stillness by Various Artists

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Stillness - Various Artists

... an absolutely breathtaking journey into the heart of Real Music's most peaceful musical offerings. These are songs that revel in gentle free-flowing ambiance and slow, quiet instrumentation; perfect for those times when you want to be pampered with beauty” —Music Design

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Into stillness

A soul-filled hour of music, ideal for relaxation, meditation, massage...love. Includes tracks from Liquid Mind, Karunesh, Kenio Fuke, Frank Steiner, Jr. and more.

Tracks

1. Essence of Life 6:24 from Divine Dimension by Rajendra Teredesai
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2. Calling Wisdom 5:32 from Zen Breakfast by Karunesh
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3. Enchanted Forest 5:33 from Relaxing Melodies of Nature by Kenio Fuke
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4. Divine Fragrance 14:59 from Into Forever by Frank Steiner, Jr.
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5. Pachelbel Canon in D (Beyond the Horizon) 2:46 from Hilary Stagg: A Tribute by Hilary Stagg
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6. Wings of Sound 6:57 from Stillness by
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7. My Life 5:03 from Spirit of Nature by Kenio Fuke
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8. Teach Me To Whisper 7:01 from Liquid Mind VI: Spirit by Liquid Mind
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9. Sparks of Love 8:49 from Into Forever by Frank Steiner, Jr.
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10. Mystery of the Eternal - Param Gyan Rahasya 4:45 from Divine Dimension by Rajendra Teredesai
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Press Acclaim

James McQuiston, Editor

Stillness: A Collection is an absolutely stellar collection that allows individuals to be sent away on a dreamy and austere journey through the minds of some of the greatest current composers on the scene. More importantly, this CD allows listeners to find tracks and performers that they like, so that they may purchase other releases from their discographies. We have reviewed a few tracks on Stillness: A Collection in previous coverage, but the deft arrangements of these tracks provide a considerable context than would not normally be had.

Stillness: A Collection begins with Rajendra Teredesai’s “Essence of Light;” the track is a microcosm of styles and influences, all couched in a very solemn and reflective work.  The six-plus minutes run time would typically be on the long side for an introductory composition, but Teredesai keeps listeners interested through a very personal arrangement. “Calling Wisdom” (Karunesh) and “Enchanted Forest” (Kenio Fuke) possess a tremendous synergy. Karunesh has more of a contemporary, world-weary starkness that is diametrically opposed by the earthy, loamy feel of Fuke’s effort.

“Teach Me to Whisper” (Liquid Mind) sets off the wide expanses of the final third of Stillness: A Collection. Taken alongside Frank Steiner, Jr.’s “Sparks of Love,” “Teach Me to Whisper” will have listeners deep in introspective. Teredesai’s closing effort “Mystery of the Eternal” is the perfect bit of clarity to conclude this release. Compilations are typically nothing to write home about, but Real Music has breathed new life into a great many of their most memorable musicians and compositions. Make sure to pick up a copy of this disc today. Top Tracks:  “Enchanted Forest” by Kenio Fuke, “Wings of Sound” by Peter Kater. Rating: 9.2 out of 10

Bette Timm

This wonderful new collection features favorite artists on the Real Music label, such as Liquid Mind, Peter Kater, Kenio Fuke and Karunesh. From solo instrumental to full musical orchestration, Stillness offers a seamless musical experience into the depths of relaxation.  Each song stands strongly on its own, yet takes on a remarkably synergistic quality when experienced as part of the whole. The pieces merge into one relaxing, soul-filled hour of music and meditation. Try playing it for your next gentle yoga experience, or to unwind after your workday. Also it is a great companion to a massage!
 

Michael Foster

The great thing about listening to a collection of songs from Real Music's artists is that you know as a label they have a lot of great musicians and that the vision of most of those artists blend together into a unified whole that allows a collection like Stillness to feel as if the artists deliberately set out to create this album. Real Music founder Terence Yallop also deserves credit for this collection as his discernment for which songs will truly reflect the theme of the overall album shows through in his choices of music to include in this collection. Oftentimes this fact can be overlooked by those who have not spent hours and hours listening to a variety of artists seeking the common threads that run through songs and how they overlap.
 
Starting with the opening track by Rajendra Teredesai entitled “Essence of Life” the listener knows that they have started a journey into those areas of the heart and mind that can only be reached via the solitude and quiet that comes through simply being quiet and hearing those things that we normally overlook when our hectic day to day life presses in around us.  His soothing flute is a call to the spirit setting the stage for entering into a space that is at once sacred and down to earth. The chimes and the bells that open the 2nd track “Calling Wisdom” by Karunesh cement what was started on the first track and open the door to the listener's inner temple which allows you to cast off the ordinary and step into a meditative state.
 
Once in this meditative state Kenio Fuke provides you with your next step on track 3 called “Enchanted Forest” which soothes the listener with some very soft bird songs and peaceful keyboard/horn music which surrounds you with the feeling of walking into the woods in the early morning and hearing only the sounds of birds in the trees that surrounds you. You get the idea that this collection was put together to facilitate exactly the journey that the listener needs to take as they immerse themselves in this collection of songs. That is what makes these collections so wonderful because not only are they put together to illustrate a particular theme, they are also flexible enough to allow each person who hears it to take the specific journey that is important to them as they listen to the songs.
 
With artists such as Frank Steiner Jr., Hilary Stagg, Peter Kater, and Liquid Mind providing the tracks that follow in this collection, you begin to understand how it can be a difficult task choosing and arranging songs to form a cohesive collection like this. Terence Yallop obviously has a feel for the artists who record for Real Music and he also has a feel for how music in general can be blended to create a particular mood or emotion in the listener. Stillness is another fine collection from Real Music and would make a fine addition to anyone’s music collection. Recommended.

Chris Spector

In an increasingly noisy world, can a collection called “Stillness” be over looked? Probably not. A meditative album with cuts pulled from artists new and vintage at the label, it’s a well tracked, themed showcase that has audio getaway stamped all over it. Never drippy or exploitative, this is a set for people serious about getting their equilibrium back after one too many hits in the head, psychic or otherwise. Yep, it’s a spa afternoon for your head.

Dan Cowan

Stillness: A Collection is an absolutely breathtaking journey into the heart of Real Music's most peaceful musical offerings. These are songs that revel in gentle free-flowing ambience and slow, quiet instrumentation; perfect for those times when you want to be pampered with beauty. The compilation includes the tender piano playing of both Kenio Fuke and Peter Kater, Hilary Stagg's sublime electric harp, the otherworldly bliss of Frank Steiner Jr., and the dreamscapes of Liquid Mind.