"Soothe" DVD surround edition is made for playing in regular home DVD players (or a computer with a DVD drive) connected to a Dolby Digital (TM) capable surround sound system. On the DVD, the music is mixed in 5.1 surround to totally immerse the listener inside the sound and create an even richer sound relaxation experience. This is not just stereo music that has been "up-mixed" to surround. The "Soothe" surround DVD was fully created and mixed in surround from the beginning, with each instrument deliberately positioned within the surround directional field to create a richer, fuller sound that "fills the room" in a whole new way.
After the DVD surround edition was done, a regular stereo version was also created of the same album, by mixing all audio down to a regular stereo signal; this was released as the Soothe regular music CD album.
"Soothe" is an album of relaxing and soothing melodic/ambient music. Play this CD to chill out, as calming background music, or even for stress reduction etc. The music is somewhere between the symphonic ambient sounds of Vangelis, and more ethereal, like stress reduction music.
The DVD also contains a surround test feature to help you make sure you are completely and correctly surround connected.
Reviews for "Soothe"
"At the end of a stressful day, nothing is more recommended than listening to "Soothe". This music is highly relaxing and you can feel it gently flowing, carrying your spirit far away from this troubled world. Patrick O'Hearn's funs will be delighted to listen to this wonderful music." - Mircea Eugen Maritiu, Calgary, Canada
"In these eight themes of atmospheric Ambient Music, Bjorn Lynne takes the audience through a musical voyage along the heavenly shores. All the pieces are a clear sample of the talent of the artist. "Lucid Dreams" has an incomparable magic. "Sun Willow" is most remarkable because of its great strength. "The True You" has a very special emotional warmth. The music is slow, yet not static, and has a certain rhythmic structure. With respect to the instruments used, the synthesizers have quite a leading role. Spontaneity and sensibility would perhaps be the most adequate words to refer to this work. " - Pascual Jurado, Amazing Sounds Magazine
"This work by Bjorn Lynne is a beautiful space odyssey based on the use of synthesizers, ideal to let imagination soar through unearthly worlds. The cosmic style present in the album is melodic and symphonic, often with spectacular orchestrations with synthesizers and a certain romantic character though it doesn't fall into an excessive sweetness. If the audience pays an adequate attention, don't wonder if you feel the entire starry universe open up before your eyes." - Virginia Tamayo, Spain