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Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing by Various Artists

Kenio Fuke’s “Enchanted Forest” starts off Real Music’s latest compilation of healing music, creating a calm and serene mood. Fuke’s usage of ambient noises (birds chirping) works well to set up a soundscape of the outdoors. Next up, Gandalf’s “Love is the Answer” is totally engrossing, using bold strokes that gradually give way to a passionate flute / synth sound that rises and falls like the seasons. Hilary Stagg’s “Beyond the Horizon,” and Eamonn Karran’s “Fascination” then provide competing interpretations of natural and modern elements. Carl Borden’s “A New Dawn” enters now allowing ample time to breathe, and possessing a number of distinct movements that will keep listeners firmly focused on the composition. Following is Devakant’s “Blowing Zen,” one of the most intriguing tracks on the Forest Bathing album. We then move onto Mike Howe’s “Run Deep,” a tender composition that meanders over a soft and sedate landscape. The use of repetition here further establishes a cohesive sound to the composition. Next, Sacred Earth contributes a multi-faceted track with “Vishnu’s Prayer.” This effort has a complex set of emotions that are present from the onset; the flute works well with brooding backing instrumentation. And Bernward Koch’s “Softly Awakening,” a calming and oh so soothing track, is the final inclusion on Forest Bathing. Koch’s blending of traditional piano with a more exploratory New Age sound creates an effort that ends the compilation well.
 
Over the course of these 62-plus minutes, fans are taken on a journey that will calm them, allowing focus on the big picture after the final strains of Koch’s music concludes. While the songs chosen by Real Music come from different performers, there is a considerable cohesion in the tracks giving the perfect escape for relaxing after a long day at work, a lengthy trip, or any reason one needs to unwind.
 
Top Tracks:  Kenio Fuke – “Enchanted Forest,” Devakant – “Blowing Zen”
Rating: 8.7/10

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James McQuiston