New Age, calming music
Out of the Depths is a true classic….One of the true pioneers of New Age, calming music, Terry Oldfield has changed the way the flute is thought of in relation to instrumental music (he’s almost completely self-taught), and used his natural genius and spiritual humility to create albums such as the haunting Out of the Depths. Here, whales seem to have been given a platform with which to state their case to humankind. For this quietly devastating, monumentally beautiful work, Oldfield recruits the vocal talents of Imogene Moore, who lends classical dignity to her tracks, singing a soothing chorale-style lullaby over churning depths of whale song and ocean spray, rushing synth drones, gentle chimes, and, of course, Oldfield’s legendary flute……. Music Design
There have been many whale-fusion albums since Out of the Depths’ original release in 1993, but few duplicate its ethereal majesty. And while the sense of ecological loss is always palpable, Oldfield turns it into a meditation on the frailty and temporality of all life, not just that of our oceanic brethren. We do what we can, but in the end letting global warming make you miserable is counterproductive. One should have a light heart even as they give their all against the seemingly unstoppable tide. Oldfield provides the tools for placing this melancholic sense of loss in a mythic perspective so that this lightness may naturally develop. Everything we see, hear, and feel has already happened and is already gone. Out of the Depths merely provides gentle reassurance that it will just as inevitably return, like the waves…….DailyOM
Perfect music for relaxing, healing therapists and meditation.
|Track 1||Voice from the Depths|
|Track 2.||Whale Song|
|Track 3.||Hear my Plea|