Alan K Roth | Fields Beyond the Known

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Fields Beyond the Known

by Alan K Roth

Genre: New Age: Energy Healing
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Desert Spirit
21:35 $2.50
2. Satchii
16:42 $2.50
3. Bodhi
15:21 $2.50
4. Ilumiyah
16:15 $2.50
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Michael Diamond (www.michaeldiamondmusic.com)

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Composer/ multi-instrumentalist Alan Roth has created “Fields Beyond The Known,” an album of deeply meditative music that is perfect for inner exploration. Recorded in the tropical Hawaiian paradise of Maui, Alan’s intention was to “capture a moment in time” and musically share, as much as possible, the lush surroundings and his peaceful yet focused state of being. The album also features legendary LA keyboardist/ soundscape artist Ben Dowling and was co-produced by Emmy Award winner and Oscar nominee Kit Thomas.

Although Alan was originally a rock guitar player in NYC before moving to Hawaii, the primary focus for his lighter than air music is the Japanese bamboo Shakuhachi flute, which has become his main instrument, and a vehicle for spiritual inspiration. The album opens on track 1 with “Desert Spirit.” The first thing we hear is a rich ambient synthesizer soundscape that is exquisitely atmospheric and doesn’t call attention to itself other than as a sonic tapestry in the background. As the listener is drawn into its slow dreamy unfolding, Alan makes his entrance with the Shakuhachi, also known as the Japanese Zen flute. His long extended notes are suspended in space like an albatross gliding on the air currents. About half way through, a quietly mixed track of hand drums adds an understated rhythm and a bit of earth element to the ethereal ambiance. As the piece evolved over its more than 21 minute length, I became aware of how incredibly expressive the Shakuhachi flute is, especially for a simple bamboo instrument.

The remaining three tracks are similar to the first one in their composition, instrumentation, and overall feel, maintaining the meditative mood throughout, and providing a most wonderful soundtrack for relaxation, meditation, massage, yoga, etc. Variations in the synth background tracks and percussion add to the distinction between songs. As mentioned above, the range of sounds Alan gets from this seemingly simple end-blown flute is continually amazing and I had a sense of the artist’s unique energy or spirit coming through the instrument. Alan’s years of experience in spiritual studies are felt in his accomplished playing of the Shakuhachi flute on this lovely and serene recording.

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