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Radhe's Dream

by Martyrs of Sound

Music for relaxation, massage, yoga, and bliss
Genre: New Age: Relaxation
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1. Song of the Universe
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2. Soul's Awakening
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3. Soul's Emergence
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4. Song of the Beloved
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5. Radhe's Dream: Interlude
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6. Radhe's Dream
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7. Govinda's Dream
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8. Om Shanti
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9. Soul's Tantra
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10. Song of Jai
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11. Soul's Awakening: Reprise
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12. Radhe's Dream: Reprise
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13. Beautiful
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“Martyrs of Sound specialize in meditative music. Clean, simple, warm and full of the essence of music, Radhe’s Dream is simply a heavenly joy to close your eyes to.
Opening with “Song of the Universe” the music is dominated by the warmth of a slowly plucked 12 String Guitar with minimal keyboard swirls in the background and the occasional other acoustic instrument echoing in the background. Seamlessly flowing into “Soul’s Awakening” which adds in piano to the original track and slowly some soft vocal hums and some lovely rain stick work too. “Soul’s Emergence” continues to grow on the four chords that have been gradually weaved upon with some tuned percussion and some stereo electronica work before “Song of the Beloved” adds in some wonderful electric-acoustic guitar work over the top. The whole album carries a certain cyclic feel throughout and is absolutely hypnotic even by track four. Even though it is effectively a four chord repetition and doesn’t feel like it.
“Radhe’s Dream” starts a new phase of the album where the same chords are kept but not with the same pitch as the guitar softens and is taken up an octave before “Radhe’s Dream” itself kicks in and finally we have our first vocal lead with soft harmonized and doubled up vocal patterns. It’s about as close to a single as you can get on the album and is easy to enter into as a standalone track although the album works best played as a whole entity. The guitar work throughout is beautiful.
“Govinda’s Dream” enters a third phase of the cycle as we enter a shimmering sparkling world and the four-chord pattern becomes a single droning Raj. Guitar free flows over the top while an electric percussive beat pans beautifully from ear to ear. “Om Shanti” takes things further with a more complex arrangement merging the Asian with the blues. It’s the blues that wins out in time for “Soul’s Tantra” which starts to repeat a riff that has been present over the last few tracks but in a more subtle way while the vocals take more prominence here and in “Song of Jai”.
By this point you should be utterly relaxed as the Raj gives way to “Soul Awakening Reprise” which soon returns to the beautiful four chord structure and “Radhe’s Dream Reprise” shows that actually, the Raj and four chord structures were together all along and we just hadn’t felt them both in our presence at the same time. As if then being pulled out of the circle and being cleansed “Beautiful” then appears to close the album with all the elements that we’ve had throughout the album brought together…
…in one beautifully heart-wrenching and ethereal track.
Martyrs of Sound have achieved a wonderful album. This is ultimate relaxation music. Enhanced with a warm bath, candles, maybe even drifting off with a loved one – I whole heartedly recommend this to anyone into acoustic relaxation music with heart and substance – not the tepid and soulless meditation music that’s all about a single phasing keyboard note. This takes you literally to a Higher Plain of Music.”
Simon, Higherplainmusic.com
“Nice work! Really polished production.” Christopher Tin, multi-Grammy winning composer

“Thank you so much for your amazing album! I use it in my healing sessions, I use it when I go get a massage, I use it when friends come over to relax AND I use it when I get ready for bed to take me to dreamland! ♥ ♥ ♥ Thank you for this gift! I LOVE IT! It's exactly what I was wishing for in a new album!” Kimmie Fleck, Nashville recording artist


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Arun Shenoy Music Publishing - Singapore

Quite an incredible record
Quite an incredible record. I found the engineering quite brilliant. For the large part the record is dominated by the mellow guitars, interspersed with ambient fx, beats and the occasional piano. The tracks flow from one to the next to make the entire album sound like one song - something I always love - One story. The whole feel is captured very beautifully.

Where the record really caught my attention was from track 6 onwards, and I noticed later that this is the title track. The whole vocal layers of "Radhe Govinda, Radhe Gopala" and the subsequent parts like "Om Shanti Om", "Jai Gurudeva", "Om Nama Shivaya". From the diction I can note that these are not Indian voices, but more American/Western voices, but the parts are captured very beautifully. The harmonies are beautiful and very peaceful. I love the way the record ended with "Beautiful" cause suddenly unexpectedly you have a song sung in English. Yet, it just flows with the rest of the record. I kept looping the last track for a long time. Leaves the listener with a nice aftertaste there. Very good song ordering on your part here.

Bill Binkelman - Retailing Insight Magazine (formerly New Age Re

A gentle siren song guiding you to peace
The duo Martyrs of Sound (Dr. Steve Koc and Sara Wiseman) have outdone themselves on Radhe’s Dream, a perfect blending of an ambient music aesthetic with the soothing qualities of superb New Age as well as some great chanting selections, too. Koc handles the guitar with uncommon dexterity and nuance (adding excellent piano and keyboards as well) while Wiseman’s heavenly vocals adorn the chant tracks. With help from others on bass and melodica, Koc weaves a hypnotic spell of sparse yet warm repeating patterns of notes on both piano and guitar (with textural embellishments) while Wiseman’s flowing mantras (delightfully multi-tracked) are like a gentle siren song guiding you to peace.

Simon, Higherplainmusic.com

This takes you literally to a Higher Plain of Music
“Martyrs of Sound specialize in meditative music. Clean, simple, warm and full of the essence of music, Radhe’s Dream is simply a heavenly joy to close your eyes to.
Opening with “Song of the Universe” the music is dominated by the warmth of a slowly plucked 12 String Guitar with minimal keyboard swirls in the background and the occasional other acoustic instrument echoing in the background. Seamlessly flowing into “Soul’s Awakening” which adds in piano to the original track and slowly some soft vocal hums and some lovely rain stick work too. “Soul’s Emergence” continues to grow on the four chords that have been gradually weaved upon with some tuned percussion and some stereo electronica work before “Song of the Beloved” adds in some wonderful electric-acoustic guitar work over the top. The whole album carries a certain cyclic feel throughout and is absolutely hypnotic even by track four. Even though it is effectively a four chord repetition and doesn’t feel like it.
“Radhe’s Dream” starts a new phase of the album where the same chords are kept but not with the same pitch as the guitar softens and is taken up an octave before “Radhe’s Dream” itself kicks in and finally we have our first vocal lead with soft harmonized and doubled up vocal patterns. It’s about as close to a single as you can get on the album and is easy to enter into as a standalone track although the album works best played as a whole entity. The guitar work throughout is beautiful.
“Govinda’s Dream” enters a third phase of the cycle as we enter a shimmering sparkling world and the four-chord pattern becomes a single droning Raj. Guitar free flows over the top while an electric percussive beat pans beautifully from ear to ear. “Om Shanti” takes things further with a more complex arrangement merging the Asian with the blues. It’s the blues that wins out in time for “Soul’s Tantra” which starts to repeat a riff that has been present over the last few tracks but in a more subtle way while the vocals take more prominence here and in “Song of Jai”.
By this point you should be utterly relaxed as the Raj gives way to “Soul Awakening Reprise” which soon returns to the beautiful four chord structure and “Radhe’s Dream Reprise” shows that actually, the Raj and four chord structures were together all along and we just hadn’t felt them both in our presence at the same time. As if then being pulled out of the circle and being cleansed “Beautiful” then appears to close the album with all the elements that we’ve had throughout the album brought together…
…in one beautifully heart-wrenching and ethereal track.
Martyrs of Sound have achieved a wonderful album. This is ultimate relaxation music. Enhanced with a warm bath, candles, maybe even drifting off with a loved one – I whole heartedly recommend this to anyone into acoustic relaxation music with heart and substance – not the tepid and soulless meditation music that’s all about a single phasing keyboard note. This takes you literally to a Higher Plain of Music.”

REVIEWS NEW AGE

La fórmula perfecta para conectar cuerpo y mente
El cuarto trabajo del dúo formado por Steve Koc y Sara Wiseman es un punto de inflexión sorprendente en comparación con su primer trabajo. Más melódico que nunca y empleando dulces sintetizadores, relajadas guitarras, teclados y voces, Martyrs of Sound nos presentan Radhe’s Dream, un CD que persigue el mismo objetivo que sus álbumes anteriores, pero navegando en un estilo diferente, menos enraizado a las melodías y cánticos tradiciones del yoga y que consigue el mismo objetivo con sus melodías enlazadas.

“Song of the Universe” es el comienzo del álbum, donde unos sonidos sintetizados y una guitarra ácustica esgrimen una melodía tranquilizadora, diría que hipnotizadora. Una fuerte y sana droga que aplaca al corazón más perturbado.

Manteniendo la misma intensidad y la misma melodía, sin alteraciones, aparece “Soul’s Awakening”. En esta pieza se suman algunos instrumentos más que nos acompañaran en prácticamente todo el álbum. El piano que se alterna con la guitarra y nuevos sonidos electrónicos.

Sonidos ambientales se suman a la apacible melodía que nació desde un principio en “Soul’s Emergence”. Hundiendo más en el placer del descanso al oyente, descubrimos el sonido del mar, cuencos y una sutil y delicada percusión.

Una grata sorpresa en “Song of the Beloved”. Sin variar ni un ápice la melodía, surge como instrumento predominante la guitarra eléctrica, pero con su toque más inofensivo, limpio, y seducido por el tempo sereno de la música.

Un cambio notable en “Radhe’s Dream: Interlude”. Después de cuatro tracks que son realmente uno, aparece esta pieza con una melodía completamente nueva, donde sólo se aprecian dos guitarras y un sintetizador. Guitarra acústica como acompañamiento y melodía principal y el sonido eléctrico de otra guitarra con un estilo muy folk, mientras, el fondo de una synth pad que dibuja una música relajada. Me gusta!.

El cenit de la pista anterior es “Radhe’s Dream”, la composición que da título al álbum y la mejor de todas. Siguiendo con los mismos acordes que el tema anterior, se le suman la voz de Sara y una guitarra acústica más contundente, algo que le da mucha fuerza al tema, pero sin romper la serenidad creada hasta el momento. Emocionante!.

Otro cambio inesperado con “Govinda’s Dream”. Por primera vez nos sorprende una percusión étnica y campanillas que marcan un seductor ritmo, mientras synth pad, voces reproduciendo la palabra “Shanti” y una guitarra hechizan al oyente, lo relajan, lo cautivan.

“Govinda’s Dream” se une a “Om Shanti”, donde la voz de Wiseman cobra protagonismo por encima de todos los instrumentos. Más cercano a los tracks que podemos encontrar en su primer trabajo, “Om Shanti” se hace perfecta para la práctica de ejercicios mentales y de relajación. La voz de Sara es seductora, agradable.

Otro instrumento se añade a “Om Shanti”, el bajo, y por ello se da otro el título a la pieza, “Soul’s Tantra”. Entonando “Om Namaha Shiva” y otros cánticos del Kundalini Yoga, el oyente sigue inmerso en un contexto perfecto para la meditación y la sanación.

“Song of Jai” mantiene el mismo carácter que las dos últimas composiciones. Sara Wiseman dobla su voz e intensifica el poder de esta con una fuerza y dulzura fascinante. La pieza es un narcótico muy poderoso.

Las dos siguientes piezas son reprises de los tracks 2 y 6, donde se varían las melodías muy ligeramente sin alterar la belleza y el sosiego de las mismas, realmente son de las mejores del álbum.

La pieza que rubrica el final de Radhe’s Dream es “Beautiful”. Esta última pieza forma un bucle continuo del CD, ya que se une a la primera pieza del álbum. Este inteligente final, junto a la continua unión de las piezas hace que el álbum sea perfecto para el descanso, la meditación o la relajación. En “Beautiful” Sara y Koc nos vuelven a sorprender; en esta ocasión es una hermosísima canción, donde una armónica y la emocionante voz de Sara dejan al oyente boquiabierto. Un final inesperado y de un sentimiento inefable. Fantástico!!.


La historia de Rādhā queda plasmada en el último trabajo de la banda Martyrs of Sound. Radhe’s Dream es un álbum creado con un objetivo muy claro y para llegar a este fin, el dúo ha pensado hasta en el último detalle. Con inteligencia y maestría, Steve Koc y Sara Wiseman nos ofrecen minutos de muy buena música, relajante, perfecta para la práctica de yoga y la fórmula perfecta para conectar cuerpo y mente. Radhe’s Dream es un álbum recomendable.

reviewsnewage.com
05/04/12