Lavender Calm brings together the spontaneous improvisations of two very disciplined musicians. Arja Kastinen, a graduate of the folk music department of the Sibelius Academy, plays several different small kanteles on this recording, and Peter Phippen, a Grammy Award nominee in 2010, plays numerous flutes on the 11 tunes. “Meditative” music is a term I’m using here to differentiate Lavender Calm from other recordings of a similar nature which are often referred to as “new age” music. Unfortunately, this recording is tagged “new age”. Lavender Calm stands apart from all the rest in that genre: it is not a mix of shallow sweet sounds designed to relax the listener as is the usual case with music in this category. Lavender Calm is so much more, so much deeper, than new age music.
Instead, Arja and Peter have created 11 marvelous journeys based in solid and interesting musical ideas. There are musical progressions and turning points in the recording that surprise and delight a listener. We will relax while listening, but not fall asleep.
Drawing Down The Moon / True Nature / Embodying The Light / Unseen Magic / Earth Essence / Open As The Sky / Whole Heart / Lavender Calm / When Clouds Pass / Chie / Ley Lines
15,00 € sis. alv