The sweet flute along with the sounds of the sea birds and rolling tides lead to the mystical depths allowing an exquisite experience.
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LA YOGA MAGAZINE – April 2, 2013:
“Terry Oldfield’s latest release is one of those records capturing the spirit and penetrating into the unseen realm of inner harmony using melodic flute solos that project sweet and joyful images. Oldfield is a critically acclaimed master artist who generates the sounds of nature and blends it with his skills on flutes and pan pipes that blow right into the spirit where the dreaming is restorative.This album consists of twelve pieces featuring magical flute solos by Oldfield with the accompaniment of light pads and tasteful sounds that promote regenerative healing. The CD opens with “Olympus” which sounds like a mythological calling of soul from the footsteps of Athens while also channeling the bird calls from a rainforest. “Spiral” uses ascending arpeggiating patterns springing up from the earth and flowing out into space using an ethereal sounding flute that blends well with the orchestral accompaniment. “Dance of the Nymphs” is more frivolous and dainty and uses the pipes to project enchanting images that cascade over the mystical hills using simple but effective pitches in an inviting key. “Ancient Water” provides a still life image put to music that is proverbially celestial and sweet.
The production on the album is first-rate and I liked his choice of synth pads, though I sometimes felt that he could have benefited from more instruments to give the compositions more depth.
If you are a fan of enchanting flute music mixed with orchestral pads that trigger the imagination, you will enjoy these compositions. The musical ideas are fluent and active which keeps the mind moving through the images. This album is nicely suited specifically for Reiki healing sessions and would sound best against a spa environment or any healing session that is conscious and connected to an awareness of the process.”
DailyOm – July 14, 2014:
The flute is a versatile instrument that has come to help define the parameters of New Age music with its gentleness, range, and emotional breath. It can cry like a hawk in the desert or sparkle like an animated flourish of color in a tropical forest, alive with delight, even whimsy, while at the same time being ultimately serious, deep, and healing. A longtime master of an array of flutes, Terry Oldfield is one of the key figures behind this association, creating and producing a bevy of wonderful albums over the years and improving and perfecting with each one, even as he soars bravely off into ever-new directions. With a backdrop of gentle fountains and supporting instruments, Oldfield effortlessly conjures the feeling of a tropical spa, creating a protective, soothing space ideal for acupuncture, Reiki, or massage. Oldfield’s albums are so often used in those situations that they’re almost ubiquitous. You may hear it, play it, or know it from your healing sessions, but keeping a copy of Reiki Healing Energy at home is a good way to see just how much of your blissed-out post-bodywork state is due to Oldfield and your own openness to music’s healing power.
Hoisting sail on lovely arcs of light, Oldfield charts a Far East course for the tantalizing arabesque “Secret Cove,” creating windswept coasts and the mental image of a wise shaman–goatherd at the lip of his cave, serenading the setting sun. “Gentle Forest” hoists Oldfield’s flute into the steamy tree boughs full of colorful wings and beaks full of berries, running brooks, and distant forest chatter. But Oldfield can also go unafraid into the land of the orchestral sentiment and sweep, as in the almost Morricone-esque lyricism of “Ancient Waters.”
For Reiki healers or those in need of healing, and especially if they like classical music, Oldfield’s album is a perfect solution to a lot of problems, being diverse enough in its scope (even including female operatic singing on “Troy”) to be consistently engaging, even after many plays. Add extra dimensions to an outdoor excursion by playing Reiki Healing Energy outside, so the crickets and birds in your backyard are woken by the recorded voices of their brothers and sisters from far-off lands. Oldfield’s blessed flute will play for them all as well as for you, and unite all the life within hearing distance under his Pied Piper spell.