Composed primarily with Tibetan Singing Bowls, Deep Beneath the Dreaming is an incredibly relaxing musical experience with a mystical atmosphere and a sophisticated tapestry of intermingled sounds. The deep tones and extremely slow pacing of this music encourage mental deceleration and help you relax into a very deep state of consciousness.
Deep Beneath the Dreaming is available in 3 editions, Original, Oceanic and the Subtle edition. You can also purchase 'Deep Beneath the Dreaming - The Complete Collection' which includes all editions and the bonus track 'The Awakening'. Please see below for more information and previews.
This music was created almost entirely with Tibetan singing bowls which I bowed gently with a padded wooden mallet. This brings a soft, melodic tone from the bowls without any of the bright scratchy sounds that can often be heard when a hard wooden mallet is used.
One of the largest bowls in my collection provides a very deep, sustained tone that is the backbone and the heartbeat of this music. The deep pulsing sound it makes is very hypnotic. Accompanying this layer of deep, pulsing sound are the sounds of additional Tibetan bells and bowls that mingle and intertwine in interesting ways. The deep tones tend to work on the body, inducing feelings of heaviness and drowsiness, while the higher tones have a more cerebral role to play - they give an active mind just enough gentle stimulation to replace excessive thinking with a state of relaxed clarity.
Deep Beneath the Dreaming is the result of intuitive performances played out over dozens of meditation sessions in my recording studio. In these meditative states of consciousness, the music would often stimulate visual imagery in my mind. The word “Sanctuary” came into my mind often during this process. It is wonderful music for when you want to retreat from both the noise of the outer world and from the noise that your conscious mind can make during daily life. It can take you even deeper than dream states to a place of wholeness and stillness. This subdued inner locale is a profoundly quiet, subtle realm – a sanctuary of deep rest and quiet nourishment for the soul.
This music has been designed to support and encourage very deep states of relaxation and it may be helpful in the following of areas:
Providing a sense of sanctuary or retreat.
Providing deep rest and restoration to those suffering from burnout or an overwhelmed nervous system.
Facilitating deeper levels of personal transformation.
Helping with the release of sadness and other pent up emotions.
Providing natural pain relief.
Stimulating lucid dreaming and psychic awareness.
This track starts very slowly, but soon enough a variety of musical elements arrive to liven things up. Gentle percussion, various chimes and a delightful Bulgarian piccolo flute all play their part to add sparkle, life and energy to the music. This music has a positive atmosphere that lifts you out of a state of deep relaxation with a smile on your face.
A few weeks before releasing Deep Beneath the Dreaming, I found myself listening to a test version of the music on my iPhone at the beach one evening. The combination was so soothing that I decided to combine the sound of the large, deep singing bowl with a recording of ocean waves that I captured in Tasmania a few years ago. The result is VERY relaxing.
The Subtle Edition is just that – a very subtle version of this music. After a very short introduction, you’ll hear nothing but the deep tone of the large singing bowl along with an ethereal soundscape layered on top. After the first 10 minutes, the tonality of this soundscape gradually becomes softer and more muted. I introduce this adjustment to help the music recede slightly further into the background of your awareness. I felt that this adjustment was the best way to provide the correct “musical support” for listeners who will start slipping into a deep state of relaxation after the first 10 minutes.
The Subtle Edition stands up as a meditative music production in its own right and is a great option for those who prefer absolute simplicity in their music. It's a surreal "pillow" of sound that's very soothing and easy to listen to for a long period of time.
The Complete Collection includes Deep Beneath the Dreaming, Deep Beneath the Dreaming - Oceanic Edition, Deep Beneath the Dreaming - Subtle Edition and the bonus track The Awakening.
Please see above for more information and to listen to the previews.