Melodic flutes accompany soulful rhythms, inspiring a journey into the deeper self. Zen is a unique and ideal album to accompany yoga, relaxation, healing or simply chilling out!
“Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.” ~Zen Proverb
“An accomplished and largely self-taught U.K. flautist, Terry Oldfield has been making soothing, healing New Age instrumental music for decades. Zen stands out as one of his most successfully realized efforts, plunging into bold but healing territory with Oldfield‚s soothing flute moving in and around sweeping cinematic orchestral passages, thunderous tribal frame drums, and ascending synths. Fans of music from 1980s science-fiction movies (like The Terminator) may find the vintage synthesizer buzz they’re looking for in the music’s dramatic swells and occasionally ominous cues, and those in search of a more peaceful vibe will appreciate the dark that makes the light all the more beautiful. Like the practice of Zen itself, Oldfield’s music lets go of the sunshine as well as the storm clouds, creating music as balanced as nature itself.” – Daily OM