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  • Audio CD (July 27, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Pacific Moon
  • ASIN: B00000JLJY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,140 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Sembahyang Pagi
2. Ocean Blue
3. Lotus
4. Water Garden
5. Jalan Jalan
6. Sun-Set
7. Firefly Sanctuary
8. Selemat Tidur

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In Japan and China, New Age music is often produced with the same attitude they've applied to robotic manufacturing--and it sounds like it. The artists are faceless and the music is generic. But a label called Pacific Moon may be changing that. Jalan Jalan's Bali is one of the most haunting albums of the year. This Japanese group takes the sounds of the Balinese gamelan (although the slow cadences are more Javanese), and with pianos, flutes, small percussion, and environmental sounds, they loop melodic cycles into a deftly subtle fabric. There's an austerity and simplicity of form that owes much to Brian Eno's Music for Airports, with its sense of elegiac repose and resigned melancholy, particularly evidenced in tracks like "Firefly Sanctuary." The canon form, in which most of these pieces are written, and its stately pace make this music seem like it could go on forever, and you wish it would. --John Diliberto

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Be Still... June 29, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I've put off reviewing this album for too long. I've owned it for nearly a year now, and I still listen to it in sheer awe.
So many albums promising a relaxing atmosphere end up falling through with blatant repitition, quirky sound effects, nature sounds that absolutely drown out the music, or an overall lack of substance. Jalan Jalan's "Bali" is absolutely not one that falls prey to such trivial discord.
"Jalan Jalan" means "to walk" in Indonesian, and I would travel with this music anytime. "Ocean Blue" and "Water Garden" in particular give me visions of walking on sunset beaches in Bali. "Sun-set" tends to give me the feeling of walking down the stairs from a temple, high in the mountains of Japan as waterfalls cascade down around me.
However, the stand out track of the whole album requires absolutely no movement at all. "Firefly Sanctuary" will probably remain among my all-time favorite songs for quite a long time with its gentle rhythms alternating between flute and gamelan, backed by a soft synthesized harmony. Take the eight minutes and set them aside to listen to this song in the quiet darkness. If you're like me, you can see the fireflies dancing among the trees as you swing in a hammock with your significant other at your side.
If I could give this album more than 5 stars, I would. If you need to relax, you need this album.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deep, Sensual, Mystical November 12, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This musical compilation is a true feast for the senses. From the breathtaking cover photograph to the accompanying exotic incense sticks, this CD has become my favorite for a weekly ritual, home spa night. The combination of candles aflame, incense in the air, a warm bath, and the most beautiful, tranquil music transports me instantly to a serene and peaceful destination.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jalan Jalan = Wonderful Wonderful May 10, 2001
Format:Audio CD
As a yoga teacher, I'm always on the lookout for appropriate, soothing music with a touch of the mysterious East. I purchased Bali to use in my classes. I personally love it and it is also a hit with my students, who often ask what is is, who it is by, etc. I enjoy the soothing quality and musicality of the CD so much I enjoy listening to it even when I'm not doing yoga. Since I'm generally a jazz fan, that's saying a lot.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime Journey September 30, 2000
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This recording takes me where I want to be. Incredibly beautiful. I just put it on continuous play and listen for hours. If Bali is anything like the way this sounds, I want to go there forever. In the meantime, this CD makes me feel like I am walking along the beach, or making a dreamy meditative pilgrimage. Just enough subtle background vocals, and delicate touch on all the insturments. Nothing jarring on this musical journey.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars most soothing! January 9, 2000
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
wow! i bought this CD on amazon.com's recommendation... and it is wonderful! the soothing sounds, the esoteric ambience, the mellow flute...they combine to bring the listener into a floating wonderland!
thanks, amazon, for the recommendation! i'm telling all my friends about it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dreamy sounds for unwinding July 21, 2000
By Sunfell
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is one of those quietly dreamy albums you put on for study or meditation. I like to write to it, as well. The gamelan is used as an ornament here, but it is played with the slowly hypnotic arpeggios that are used in traditional Balinese and Javanese sacred music. It'll stick in your head and follow you around. The incense sticks were a nice touch. I'll definitely get the next one!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovers of ambient, you MUST buy this cd! January 4, 2004
By Edwin
Format:Audio CD
As a huge consumer of REAL ambient music (you know, minimalist, space music, new age, buddhist stuff--not the trip-hop crap that touts itself under that category) this is one of my most prized possessions. If you're a fan of transoceanic, 2002, Constance Demby, or any of the other ambient gurus, THIS is the CD to buy. (You gotta love the incense sticks that come packaged within the spine of the CD case--better buy it new to get these.)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No sudden movements.... November 18, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Way too many of these disks that claim they are soothing or relaxing seem to have been created only to ruin your mood. You'll be relaxing with your lover and feeling the warmth between your bodies - and BLAM - CLanK - BUMP. Just as things get nice - they take a jarring turn for the worse with silly noises or voices. Every other relaxing CD I have bought or sampled has had one of these disturbing moments. _____NOT "BALI"_____ This CD is the most impressive relaxing CD I have heard. No sudden jerky movements, no silly sounds of any kind. The only problem you will have with this CD is that everybody and anybody (even punks, electroheads, metalheads, and hip hoppers) will want to borrow it. A relax classic!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Weird genre
Very repetitive and boring. The CD takes the hypnotic possibilities of percussive complexities of gamelan music, and dumbs them down. Read more
Published 1 hour ago by TV Eye
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Absolutely beautiful, meditative music. Very soothing.
Published 2 months ago by Pooky
4.0 out of 5 stars Authentic Bali music
If you want to hear what music sounds like in Bali, Indonesia, This collection is prototypical. But if you just want to hear some peaceful and introspective music, these tracks... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Arn
4.0 out of 5 stars The best massage CD I've heard
OK lets get the really honest bit out of the way..... this isn't exactly traditional Balinese/Indonesian/whatever music. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Paul Lawrence
3.0 out of 5 stars One Weird Song
This CD has one strange, uncomfortable sounding chant in it and it ruined the entire experience for me. Read more
Published 11 months ago by D. A. Pearce
5.0 out of 5 stars Balinese music
I enjoy this CD of Balinese music. It's peaceful and pretty, nice for background dinner music, cooking, reading, yoga, etc.
Published 11 months ago by EJ Riggs
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, just beautiful.
Full disclosure: I am completely unable to remain objective about this product.
Yes, I really do believe its that good. Read more
Published 12 months ago by D. Stewart
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic synthesis of "spa" music using Balinese elements
Really like this disc, a good flow of synthesiser swells merged with some Balinese instrumentation and environmental audio added. Really enjoyable combination. Read more
Published 15 months ago by 4d3fect
5.0 out of 5 stars Takes me away!
This CD just takes me away, soothes my spirit. I would recommend this to those who love music which is expansive while doing creative activities which call for an open and free... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Pam Welchly
5.0 out of 5 stars Lotus Love
I bought this CD for the 3rd track Lotus was used in a animated movie of same titled Video game Dragon Hunters. When I heard this song in the movie I had to have it!
Published on November 17, 2010 by Yarny
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