Top critical review
43 people found this helpful
'Probably the Best Music for Relaxation and Meditation...NOT
on 28 March 2010
Oh why on earth do people who have clearly never meditated in their lives churn out music which goes chunka chunka chunka chunka four minutes into a rather spacious and minimal beginning, then start playing around with 'hmm I wonder how many instruments i can bring in...what about a bit of woodwind, what about a tune....'
I was a good real more relaxed and spacious before I downloaded this ridiculous travesty piece.
A BIG problem with the MP3 download is the ability to only hear 30 secs on 'prehear' - it would be so much more helpful, on something with a long track (30 mins) if you could listen to 30 sec samples from every 5 minutes or so of the track.
This is the third time recently I've been suckered by listening to an excellent, spare, opening of a long track which promises itself as being 'for meditation' etc, and the beginning seems absolutely fine, so I buy it - and then it turns out to be highly unsuitable tosh and dross.
I'm not even looking for music for meditation (a really weird concept anyway, to my mind - meditation is the mind listening to itself, not listening to musical background, which distracts the mind from itself). I'm looking for music to use for background to bodywork treatments. Most music marketed for that purpose is unbearably unsuitable - plink plonk twee harp - generally its music marketed for meditation which heads more into the territory of stillness, hence my buying of this.
Hey - if you want a piece of music to loop onto one of those disembodied call centre ansaphone numbers 'we are sorry to keep you waiting, your call IS important to us....chunk chunka chunka chunka chunka plink plonk', this track will be perfect.
Should be retitled 'Probably the Best Music for Raising Blood Pressure and getting you to smash your MP3 player.