Real Music’s “Namasté” series feature Asian themed music for meditation, relaxation and healing practices, surrounding the listener in a cloud of serene beauty. Namasté Yoga continues that trend with a collection of musical pieces designed to present a comforting, supportive atmosphere within which yoga practice can flourish. The music has a strong Indian character, and all the pieces are on the softer side.
Music Design - In Review
Real Music’s “Namasté” series was created to present listeners with music for better well-being and spiritual exploration. With Namasté Healing, the focus is on softer music that has a meditative feel to it, providing an ideal backdrop for any and all healing activities you embark on. The album starts with the sublime synthesizer fantasias of Liquid Mind — a light and lulling introduction to the set. Kevin Kern’s piano playing, here represented with “And the Light is Forever,” is emotional and sweet, helping to build the tranquility level as the album progresses to its middle.
Fans will be overjoyed to know the guitarist’s fretwork is still as nimble as ever, and paired with percolating Latin percussion and occasional ethnic flourish, Zabuca offers plenty of merriment and flamenco sizzle.
Between Earth and Sky is an album that takes you deep into the imagination, where elements of fantasy and reality dance together in dreamy, quasi-symphonic soundscapes. These idyllic compositions are the work of Austrian composer/multi-instrumentalist Heinz Strobl, a.k.a. Gandalf, whose work revels in the majesty of nature and was influenced by everything from ancient myth to the tomes of J.R.R. Tolkien. As the album opens, you are instantly greeted with the weeping sound of the cello, backed by wistful ambience.
The Spirit of Yoga, from Ben Leinbach, features an hour of soft, flowing music that would fit well with yoga practice, meditation or any sort of healing practice where a calming atmosphere is desired. Harmonic synthesizers are joined with the tranquil, improvised bamboo flute playing of Manose Singh and the subtle vocal textures and chants of Jai Uttal. Also filling out the soundscape are light drone instruments, bells, chimes and other Asian-oriented sounds.