“Liquid Bells Singing Bowls is a pure and sacred statement that leads us straight into the heart of the silence. Thank you, Damien, for creating this beautiful recording." ----Deva Premal and Miten
"The album is the finest of Tibetan bells we have heard. Highly recommended." ----Light of Consciousness Magazine, Summer 2010
“The lovely sound of Damien’s Singing bowls is simple, spatial and without arrogance. His intriguing meditative music has a dreamily sense. Fine to meet a bowl lover who follows his dream to wherever it takes him spiritually and creative. The fine sounds of his singing bowls are resonating clearly in my ears and mind. I am in awe! Track 7 is my favorite, I adore the long hovering and the vibrating of the dark sound. Damien in wonderland! Highly recommended: a gorgeous and excellently recorded CD! His cd is one of the best of my whole singing bowls music collection of about 100 discs.”
----Geert Verbeke, Flanders – Belgium, expert on Himalayan singing bowls, author of Singing Bowls: An ABC, photographer, poet. www.haikugeert.net
"Damien offers sublime sound healing through his mastery of Tibetan Bowls."
----Shiva Rea, yoga teacher
"Magic happens when one plays Liquid Bells; the music plays you, and it vibrates your cells from the inside out until your whole soul is rearranged as it was meant to be, radiating with pure spirit and love. In the final lengthy track, "Wonder," the bells slowly gain so much power that very deep meditation becomes almost impossible to avoid. Just having Liquid Bells playing in a room can reduce random people to tears, bring up buried issues, and evaporate them in the vibrations of the bells." ----DailyOm.com
"Damien masterfully channels the universe with Liquid Bells. I’m honored that he joined me on my guided meditation CD."
---- davidji, Lead Educator at the Chopra Center, Carlsbad, CA
“Damien has done a masterful job capturing the essence of the Tibetan singing bowls’ magic. By meditating on this recording, one is transported to a place of deep trust and serenity. It shuts down your mind and opens your heart!”
----GuruGanesha Singh, Founder/Spirit Voyage Records; guitarist with Snatam Kaur
“While wonderful for solitary listening, Liquid Bells is also a perfect choice for massage therapy sessions or for bringing a deep, meditative quality to one’s yoga practice. Rose, who has been described as a truly “heart-aligned” musician, has devoted himself to the exploration of the healing properties of these magnificent, consciousness-raising sounds.”
----Spirituality & Health, March/April 2011
"Listeners are left feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and revitalized."
---- Awareness Magazine, Sept./Oct. 2009
“Thanks so much! I love your music - it is so beautiful, and will make for a great scene.”
----Mike Cahill, Director of feature film Another Earth, Producer, MTV True Life
"Wow!, this is a great CD!" ----Jim Brenholts, Awareness Magazine
"I played your CD about a week ago and many times since, as I've come to profoundly enjoy your work. While many forms of music can help bring the listener into the present moment, your music hurls the listener by the scruff of the neck into the Now, willing and ready or not."
----Robert Schnitzer, Oasis TV, President, CEO
"A good Tibetan bowl album is more than music; it's a deep, transcendental experience. The resonant chiming...the centering vibrations...the singing bowls literally blot out all distractions and take you to a place of pure meditative bliss. The recording, LIQUID BELLS, achieves this effect."
----Music Design in Review, Jan./Feb. 2010
"I found myself meditating at such a deep clear level.”
----Aleesha Richardson, Timeless Spirit Magazine
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Tibetan bowl musician, Damien Rose, began studying piano as a child, giving recitals and playing for assemblies at his elementary school in Los Angeles, CA. As a teenager he added guitar and songwriting to his musical world. After graduating from law school, passing the CA Bar exam and heading to be a lawyer, Damien was driving around the rural coastal towns of West Marin, north of San Francisco, listening to his favorite recording, Tibetan Bells, the first western recording of Tibetan bowls. He picked up a hitchhiker and was stunned to find that person was not only a Tibetan bowl player, but he actually played on Tibetan Bells! After driving the hitchhiker home, he was invited in where he discovered a vast array of ancient bowls set up in the living room. Listening to live bowls for the first time changed Damien’s life. Since then he has completely devoted his life to working with sound vibration as a revealing and healing source of spiritual experience.
With hundreds of hours of recording and mixing in professional studios he gained insight into the intricacies of sound. Along with his spiritual practices, this led to an understanding of sacred music and the healing essence of Tibetan bowls. Given his experimental nature, Damien thought of a new way to position the bowls for playing. By putting some of them upside down on poles he could easily ring several in succession. He custom built a stand giving him easy access to 20 or more bowls at one time. This “instrument” helps him create his orchestral sound.
In 2002 Damien was playing at a yoga conference where he met Deva Premal and Miten. That night he played before their performance. When he made his CD they wrote, “Liquid Bells leads us straight into the heart of the silence. Thank you, Damien, for creating this beautiful recording.” In September 2009 Damien played at Bhakti Fest, the historic three-day kirtan festival in Joshua Tree, CA. He will be there again in 2010. He has played at Yoga Journal Conferences in San Francisco for classes led by Shiva Rea and Sherri Baptiste. He has also performed with chakra artist Mykal Aubry at Golden Bridge Yoga Studio in Los Angeles and at Micheal Beckwith’s Agape Church. Recently, Damien recorded bowls for a spoken word meditation CD with Davidji, Lead Educator at the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, CA.
After ten years of collecting his set of bowls and ready to express all he had learned about the unstruck sound, the anahat nad, Damien recorded his first Tibetan bowl CD, Liquid Bells, in 2008. The CD was featured nationwide on NPR (National Public Radio) in a Hearts of Space program called "Sacred Singing Metals." His intention in creating this recording is his belief that “certain forms of music, like beautiful fragrances, awaken associations in us that are primordial, eternal, and ultimate. These timeless associations call us to the core of our spiritual being.” (Forward, The Yoga of Sound, by Russill Paul) The deepest parts of our soul recognize these resonances and then we relax, we commune with spirit and spirit heals us.
During one of Snatam Kaur’s concert tours he was fortunate to meet GuruGanesha. He was honored when GuruGanesha wrote this about his CD. "Damien has done a masterful job capturing the essence of the Tibetan singing bowls' magic. By meditating on this recording, one is transported to a place of deep trust and serenity. It shuts down your mind and opens your heart!"
In June 2010 Daily Om described his work, Liquid Bells, like this: “Solemn bell tones are struck in "Presence," reverberating and then slowly dissolving into the ether, as other bell tones are struck and merge together, creating new pitches and frequencies, each dissolving with the arrival of the next, like waves along the beach. In the final lengthy track, "Wonder," the bells slowly gain so much power that very deep meditation becomes almost impossible to avoid. Just having Liquid Bells playing in a room can reduce random people to tears, bring up buried issues, and evaporate them in the vibrations of the bells. The tones in "Wonder" sound at times like the calling of some universal church, no melody or tune, just the sense of powerful, vibratory resonance, a beckoning to what is best in us to come forward and let the temporal worries and darkened areas get vibrated back into the light, until all we are is light, love, and freedom.”