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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.
thanks, amazon, for the recommendation! i'm telling all my friends about it.
But it is there, infused in so many of the Gamelan touches sprinkled like glitter throughout this CD of truly relaxing music. It seems to me more that a mellow massage music disc has been taken as a base point and then the composers impressions of Bali and touches of its music have been used as spice. And the effect is, as I pointed out in my title, pretty much the best massage disc or generic relaxation music I've heard.
This is a worthy purchase as long as you know what you are getting. This is a lovely disc to throw on in the background while reading or doing whatever, but it isn't traditional Balinese music by any means nor should it be consumed as such. But still... consume it you probably should.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I found this in Bali together with the second album Bali Dua. Yes, it has New Age tropes. BUt it has heart and soul and captures the spirit of stillness, meditation, and joy. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Harald Striepe
Excellent CD when stressed!! Very calming and soothing. Makes one think of turquoise waters. soft breezes.Published 15 months ago by Rogena Russell
Very repetitive and boring. The CD takes the hypnotic possibilities of percussive complexities of gamelan music, and dumbs them down. Read morePublished 22 months ago by TV Eye