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33bowls Breathe

by 33bowls

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    74 minute high resolution 24 bit master, best downloaded in FLAC or apple lossless ALAC format to hear the full resolution. Compatible with iTunes in ALAC or AAC or if you must mp3. Thank you so much for supporting independent art and artists, including 33 Bowls. May you experience many hours of deep relaxation, extended blissful enjoyment, deep inner and inter connection, and illuminating eureka moments.
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The first 33 Bowls recording brought you to into the room with a collection of pitch-matched antique metal singing bowls; this one, a 74 minute track entitled Breathe, brings them to you. Closer, yet still accurate acoustics. Fuller bottom end, aka bass, and more subharmonic beats. Great with headphones. Still 100% organic heavy metal with up to 33% more Zen.
33 Bowls recordings are done with great care to preserve coherence, nuance, textures, and subtlety at the beginning of the recording chain. There is no compression, limiting, equalization; none of the usual artifices are needed. The drone-like tones, the long sustains are natural, not manipulated electronically; that is what singing bowls do in their natural environment.

Much, maybe most music is about communicating a message of sorts, usually emotional, the dance of the mating ritual in various permutations, we know the stories. 33 Bowls does not directly do that, the intention is holding the space to facilitate and enhance whatever is present. What it is doing is providing a coherent, yet complex natural “signal” for the ears/ brain/mind/heart/CNS to entrain to and “drop” into a more relaxed, lower stress state of being. Our ears are not passive; they are active participants in sound, interacting with the environment in a way which leads to brain/mind entrainment with what we hear, whether it is shamanic drums, singing bowls, the cacophony of city noise, or the breath and heartbeat of someone close to us.

This all started centuries or even millennia ago, long before the industrial age, when there was no entertainment industry, when everything was 100% organic. This original heavy metal music was not just background music at ancient temples, nor entertainment for royalty; it appears that brain/mind entrainment into deeper states, and dis-entrainment into the "state of no state" facilitated by the complex, rich, textured harmonics and sub-harmonic beats was intentional. It is quite likely that exploration of the resulting states and non-states was a facet of the spiritual, for lack of better words, training and education; that the sounds acted as guides or stepping stones to making non-ordinary states become more ordinary, at least to those who practiced. And as we, through our ancestors, have heard sounds of natural, acoustic instruments for centuries or even millennia, there is something innately familiar, even sacred, about the sound of these and other antique musical instruments.


released September 2, 2015


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33bowls Big Sur, California

33 Bowls produces high resolution Tibetan (also known as Himalayan or Nepalese) Singing Bowl recordings for mindfulness, relaxation, meditation, yoga, massage; and performs concerts with a collection of pitch matched Singing metal Bowls spanning centuries in Age.

Rather than communicating specific stories, 33 Bowls is Contemplative Music to "hold the space" for emergent experiences.
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