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Rock Music

by Tom Wasinger

Earthly and unearthly sounds entirely from musical stones from the ancient earth, Rock Music is inspired by the creative traditions of Africa, Trinidad, Indonesia and the Celtic lands and brightened with western curiosity and playfulness.
Genre: New Age: Ambient
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1. Uncle Isak Goes to Africa
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2. Henge
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3. Trinidad Waltz
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4. Sebatu
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5. Cowboys and Aliens
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6. Gameloon
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7. Basil's Dream
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8. Water Course
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Many ancient cultures including the Chinese, Celts and Central Americans used Stones in their mallet percussion instruments. The first time I heard a ringing stone I was overwhelmed. The idea that one of the slowest forms of matter could be so musically alive was electrifying.

It was then that my search for musical stones began, leading me to a vast palette of timbres: the bell-like sounds of Jade, Bassenite and Agate, the warm marimba sounds of Flagstone and Andesite, the common "plunk" of smooth river stones, not to mention certain sounds that were beyond description.

The unusual overtone characteristics of these sounds demanded that I learn from them how they wanted to dance together.

All the stone sounds were recorded with the aid of digital sampling machines, using stone mallets.


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jan gipsie

rock music
Love it! It's good ambient, good meditation and yoga, and just good listening. I find it both calming and energizing - rock on!

Brian Christ

Amazing, Outstanding, and Unique!
Ok, I have to admit again, the mere title of the CD: "Rock Music", is enough to pique my interest in it. Then I proceded to play the samples.

One would think that nah, there is no way that this quality of tonal bliss can come from a rock, no matter what the science and resonance frequency knowledge tells you. Alas, I was mystified, mesmorized, and enthralled all at the same time by this CD. It left me wanting more compositions played on "rocks"!

I'm sure that the digital part is strictly for timing and precision, but to now know that rocks are more than foundations, things that are heavy, and can literally "talk" to us, is a real joy to have in my collection.

Looking forward to more "Rock Music" in the future!!!


Thought invoking
My mother is a geologist, how could I not be thoroughly entranced with the concept. I enjoy music of the classical Oriental cultures, which I was frequently reminded of. The soothing pings, tings, and depth of stones arranged beautifully invokes a type of peace that is as ancient as time, harkening back to the first human curious and seeking to express the wonder at being alive with mind and heart. It's part joy, part wonder, part peace. The complexity resides within ourselves, allowed to flourish with the simplicity of stones. It's music that allows your thoughts to meander along complicated paths.

joyce patton

I sampled the songs on this cd out of curiosity and was hooked from the very first one. I am amazed that such beautiful music is possible from stones I walk beside every day in Colorado.