If at some point during This Moment Now’s running time you don’t find yourself thinking, “Wow, this is beautiful,“ you may want to get your ears checked. 2002 provides the listener with all the right components, exquisite music and soothing melodies to put you in the proper mood. Lush synthesizer symphonics and airy overdubbed vocals gently swirl and intertwine like a plume of smoke rising from an ember. A most pleasant surprise is the track “Moment of Love” sung by Randy Copus himself.
Spirit of Yoga, from Ben Lienbach, features an hour of soft, flowing music that fits well with yoga practice, meditation, or any sort of healing practice where a calming atmosphere is desired. Harmonic synthesizers are joined by 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. The music is expansive and introspective; the music flows at the speed of breath.