Chuck Wild is Liquid Mind. He has released eight CD’s of the most euphoric atmospheres im-aginable. Relax: A Liquid Mind Experience is a collection of compositions from his library and one new composition — “I Am Willing”. There are not enough superlatives in the English language to describe this CD! It is, quite simply, one of the best CD’s of this genré, style or format. It is a deeply personal experience. (As regular readers are aware, I step out of my normal reviewing mode and address CD’s of this nature in the first person. This CD takes me in several directions. My first inclination within this encounter was to ponder the CD title — at least the second part — A Liquid Mind Experience. At first glance, this would seem to refer to Chuck’s alias. Upon deeper visitation, the title took on new meaning. It refers to the state of my mind upon deep reflection and meditation. I allowed the music to take its toll and liquefy my mind. I embraced the essence of the narcotics of Chuck’s sound design and reveled in the serenity of the numbness of a liquid mind.
I swayed gently to the symphonic airs and vivid auras. I was awash in bright colors — blues, greens, yellows, silvers and — yes — blacks. (Bright black is a state of mind bordering on the surreal.) The vivid hues slowly evolved into pastels and flowed serenely around my inner being and soul. The music continued to direct the journey and I became aware of several possibilities. I recall my days of use and despair as I tried to find higher planes through the use of chemicals. I find it ironic that I was looking for myself. Today, I am able to be myself and get to those higher planes by getting out of my own way. It seems too simple but in those moments of serenity, I am at peace and I am cavorting with angels and in conscious contact with my higher power — God. It is bliss in its purest form. It is love. It is peace. It is joy. It comes only when I surrender.)
The journey — for practical purposes only — has to end. Life happens and participation is mandatory. This CD is one of the best rest stops on the highway of life. It has no limits to its possibilities.