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Relax, It's Lou Reed
on 27 June 2007
Art rocker 'Lou Reed' has taken time out from making rock'n'roll records and has produced an album that's a guaranteed stress-reliever for anyone who needs some valuable time to re-energise the body and soothe the mind.
On 'Hudson River Wind Meditations' Reed invites the listener on a relaxing journey to what he defines as the "hidden territory of the inner landscape."
After 20 minutes of listening to the album, you'll suddenly begin to feel your body and mind gradually fall into a state of total relaxation.
'Hudson River Wind Meditations' shows the former Velvet Underground front man presenting his first meditation album created specifically for quiet contemplation. The album is perfect for anyone who has an interest in meditation, bodywork and T'ai Chi.
A practitioner of T'ai Chi for many years, Reed brings his unique sensitivity and knowledge of a broad spectrum of music genres, and provides a tranquil blend of soothing harmonics for the heart and mind. The sound pieces on the hypnotic album relieves tension and negative energy with sparse instrumentation and subtle waves of electronic sound.
Don't be fooled by when people say 'Wind Meditations' is a follow-up to
'Metal Machine Music'. It's not. As Lou points out on the CD's liner notes, "This is music to play in the background of life - to replace the everyday cacophony of life with new and ordered sounds of an unpredictable nature."
This ain't rock'n'roll, this is meditation music for the body, spirit and mind.