Today I came across the most incredible album. It's called 33 bowls and is created from Tibetan Singing bowls. Tibetan singing bowls are said to have mysterious healing properties on the mind, body and soul. At the very least they will relax you and allow your mind to drift away from the daily chatter.
Here is what the artist who created the album cover said about 33 Bowls, "It connects me back to something, an older language of sound that just resonates in a way that doesn’t even have words. Feels like I’m joining an ancestry, it doesn’t feel like my emotion…something that’s been dormant, becomes enlivened.”
When I began to play the sample on the site I felt the most incredible feelings rushing up inside me. I felt an instant sense of peace while at the same time feeling energized and excited. It was really wonderful, and I'd love to know what feelings other people get.
The really incredible part is the artist, Hans, streams the entire album on his website. I know there are a lot of recordings of Tibetan bowls out there, but this one truly moved me to feel there was something special about it.
I couldn't resist having this around to meditate to or listen to on airplanes, while I walk, or just as music to write to. Even though it streams free from his website I went ahead and bought the album (price note: I learned when I posted my meditation that you don't have control over how the big websites price your work. That's why it's considerably cheaper on Amazon). I mean how could I not support a guy that lists Alan Parsons (he was the sound engineer on Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon) as one of his influences? But for now, please play the free preview, it could be just the mood lifter you were looking for. It's also an incredible testament to generosity, because as I said, the whole thing streams for free.
I really think part of the special feeling this album gives comes from Hans being an interesting and fun guy. His intentions are pure and he enjoys life, and those kinds of things do translate into what you are creating. Here is a quote from an interview he gave in 2012:
Later, I was part of an analog chip design group, and left the words “Don’t Panic” from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in micron sized letters on a chip that is part of the Internet backbone.