Real Music has always centered its wide array of new age releases on elements of the spiritual realm, and has recently embarked on a compilation series of "comfort music." On this recording, named for an easy-to-recite Buddhist chant that is the essence of the Buddha's heart, Buedi Siebert takes this path of peace to a specific place, as easy to visualize as a clear-air gust of wind high on a mountain in Tibet.
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All of Sausalito, CA-based Real Music's literature thanks its customers for helping it spread beautiful music throughout the world, and the label has landed a gem in the best-selling pianist you have never heard of, Danny Wright. With 22 independently released albums and four million in sales to his credit, the graceful, melodically driven artist takes stock of his past and a peek into his future with this attractively packaged double CD.
The opening title track of this fine and varied pop flamenco collection would be brilliant if not for one thing — you could swear you were listening to an outtake from any recent album by rumba flamenco master Jesse Cook. That's a compliment in a way, because it's wild, energetic, and generally much more absorbing than the most popular of the new flamenco gods, Ottmar Liebert. All that said, Linstead tries some unique things that Cook rarely does.
Who's going to argue with a new age pianist who puts the images of musical notes cascading down a mountain waterfall on the cover of his greatest hits package? That's a good matching visual for his caressing but often powerful ability to tap into the listener's emotions. Kern's compositions are fairly staid and reflective, very piano focused with some dramatic synth orchestra accompaniment. This disc draws from his five acclaimed discs in the Real