Soft rhythms of liquid, mystical motion blending Chinese and electro-acoustic harps, congas, flutes, didgeridoo, guitars, violin, penny whistle. While Native American, Tibetan and Hawaiian voices sweep you off to a blissful escape.
Oboe as the principal instrument sounded like it could be kind of awful, but it is instead rather awesome! All of the nine tracks are ensemble works that include piano, keyboards, guitar, vocals, and strings, but Walder’s oboe sings with and soars above them all in a marvelous mix.” —Solo Piano Publications
“Rarely does an album featuring oboe as the lead instrument land on my desk…a pure sound reminding me of carefree summer childhood days spent blowing on a piece of reed. Exquisite playing both joyous and tender, this music speaks a language I have so yearned to hear. From the first notes there was never another title considered, referred to from day one as Pure Joy.” —Terence Yallop, President, Real Music
There is a place where all energy gathers and from where all movement harmoniously expands. Sayama has masterfully crafted this album to flow with the qi gong form of modern day Shaolin master Shi Xinggui. Like the seamless sequence itself, this peaceful music will gently energize the body allowing the dust of a busy day to be swept away and replaced by an inner calm, a harmony with all life.
“Wheater’s flute playing is as sumptuous and flowing as ever. Rich chant work is delivered by an array of top world artists. Wheater in England. Simone Bonny in New Zealand. Awahoshi Kaven in Australia, and Howard Badhand in the States. Aoife N’Fhearraigh, Maureen Taylor, and The Aquae Sulis Angels add more world-class vocals to the production. Keyboards, cello, Celtic harp, electric banjo, soprano sax, and drums merge to swell a symphonic ride that transports the listener to that point of silence within.” — Napra Review
“Pure joy…ecstasy by the earful. Time Wheater is a magician whose magic wand is a flute” — Neale Donald Walsch, author of Conversations with God.
“Tim Wheater’s music travels to the farthest shores of the soul. Incantation brings back transformation, inspiration and healing” — Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way.
Weaving exotic voices and cross-cultural elements through his sparkling tapestry, Karunesh finds that perfect balance point where classical, world and healing music join, carefully coaxing love’s caress from every note. Zen Breakfast is sacred music from far off visionary places that touch the heart very so close to home.