Yoga & Pilates by the Sea
Cybertribe, Deuter, Kamal
and certified Pilates–yoga instructor Rhonda Comparin has been
making mix CDs for her classes for years before New Earth records
approached her about making this CD. She picked her favorite
tracks and synched them into the perfect order for the right
postures and mind-sets. The resultant Yoga and Pilates by the
Sea comes to us shipshape and time-proven. Put it on and you
can feel your whole body respond to tonalities and time signatures
scientifically formulated to guide listeners into trances,
activating nerve centers, and releasing toxins throughout the
endocrine system. As for the artists, Cybertribe is a
sophisticated instrumental ensemble that mixes electronica and
tribal beats (their tracks constitute the middle part—the body
movement and poses); Kamal and Deutuer are both highly respected
and successful New Age composers whose comparatively tranquil
pieces are for warm-ups and closing meditations.
The album opens with Deuter's "Sea & Silence."
Lapping waves prefigure minimalist, single-note piano signatures
and soul-stirring waves of synthesizer ambience. It's the perfect
way to come into the moment and prepare for a yoga or Pilates
session. By the time you get to the Cybertribe segments, you will
be warmed up and ready to move. "Reaching Motherland"
offers a steady, moving break beat, succinctly strummed
acoustic-guitar accents, and clattering rain sticks and chimes,
creating a sensual and safe space to indulge in the languorous
pleasures of simple, synchronized bodily movement.
The final track is Kamal's beautiful "Water Healing,"
which ends the session on a tranquil note of meditation and
stillness. Rustling, soft percussion, cloudlike bell echoes,
rains, and gentle flowing waters move assemblage points to places
of perfect relaxation. The flow of energy in the soul-mind-body
system becomes perfectly aligned with the flow of the earth's
water and gravitational pulls. After it's over you'll be energized
and deeply rested, rooted to the positive life forces within and
without. With the album's liquid feel and ample yet judicious use
of ambient, natural water sounds, you won't need to be anywhere
near a body of water to enjoy Yoga & Pilates by the Sea.
Just put it on some morning when the sun is shining through the
window, maybe rub some cocoa butter on yourself, and you'll feel
the sand, sun, and surf no matter where you are.
& Pilates by the Sea
This is definitely a gift today. The cadence found
throughout each piece takes one on a journey. A journeys
perhaps through time, perhaps space, perhaps within. We
spoke of movement yesterday. In the beginning there is a
quiet introspective feel. In the middle we begin to feel the
movement, and even to desire the movement. At the end, we
dance to the new found self and revel in the inspiration we
have found from within.
I have to say this is one of the nicest pieces I have heard
in a while. I wanted to purchase it immediately but will do
so tonight when I can register it to my mac and have the
ability to recreate and extend it's listening avenues.
Great find. It has me compliments and recommendation!
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