Tim White & Joe Paulino | Inhale Slowly

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Inhale Slowly

by Tim White & Joe Paulino

This is a gorgeous, award-winning harmonic journey into calm, and although we appreciate your digital downloads of it, the only way you can get the complete tracks the way we originally conceived them is by buying the CD - much love, Joe & Tim
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Morning Chai
Tim White & Joe Paulino
16:41 album only
2. Hidden Oasis
Tim White & Joe Paulino
8:58 album only
3. In-Joy
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17:02 album only
4. Island Pulse
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8:42 album only
5. Inhale Slowly
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16:28 album only


Album Notes
inhale slowly originally began as background music for guided meditation. It then morphed and refined into what Marin IJ reviewer Paul Libberatore called "the quintessential New Age CD". It blends Tim White's lush sitar and bamboo flute melodies with Joe Paulino's subtle piano and synthesizer backgrounds. In 2012, it was the winner of the Zone Music Reporter's Best New Artist award. Tracks are regularly heard on the Music Choice Soundscape channel. We're proud to say that Viewpoints, a small gallery and curios shop in the sleepy West Marin town of Point Reyes Station has sold over 350 copies of it simply through in-store play. If you like this kind of relaxing, dreamy, melodic musical journey, we honestly believe that you couldn't do much better than inhale slowly. Light of Consciousness Magazine said, "perfect for yoga, healing, meditation and just the joy of being", and we humbly and gratefully agree.



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Helena Dee

One of the remarkable aspects of new age music is that in addition to its entertainment value, some of it is created specifically to facilitate relaxation, meditation and healing. A good example of this corner of the new age music world is an album called Inhale Slowly by two musicians, Tim White and Joe Paulino. According to the group, the music was first created in Northern California as accompaniment to assist spoken-word guided-healing-seminars led by distinguished meditation teachers Patricia Ellsberg, Dr. Khaleghl Quinn and Heidi Hans Scott, all of whom stress breathing techniques and the sacred importance of breath. Anyone who has ever been taught meditation knows that it starts with breathing exercises to relax the meditator, to add air to the bloodstream, and to focus the mind on the breathing rhythms. “The music moves along at the relaxed speed of a slow breathing cycle,” explains White. “We consciously went about creating musical phrases that went with inhale and exhale rhythms.”

The music features a little synth deep in the mix, but the rest is all acoustic instruments taking turns: wood flute, acoustic guitar, sitar and piano, and a little bit of the bowed esraj from India and a Native American hand drum. The mix of East-West instruments makes the album a good example of the currently-popular world-fusion sound that brings together instrumentation from various countries and cultures. The music is fairly ambient although melody lines emerge during soloing by the various acoustic instruments. But really the album is not a sit-down-and-listen type of recording, but one meant to be used as a relaxation tool for any activity that quiet music could elevate. What makes this music stand out is the obvious talent of the musicians, even though they sublimate any urges they might have had for fiery solos at the front of the stage, so to speak.

This is beautiful stuff with each song lasting from eight to seventeen minutes so there is plenty of time to get in that relaxing mind-frame within any piece. The album cover is pretty painting of brown rolling hills with pine trees and the ocean in the distance. You can listen to excerpts online, but they will not give you the full measure, the depth and the healing power that can be derived from hearing the full tunes, especially all together in the album format.

Michael Diamond

An Oasis Of Calm
With a title like Inhale slowly, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to expect an album of serenely spacious music that is perfect for relaxation, meditation, yoga, tai chi, or massage. And that is exactly what it is – an hour and eight minute oasis of calm that is available 24 hours a day. The creative source of these tranquil tracks is Tim White, on bamboo flute, guitar, sitar, and esraj, and Joe Paulino who plays piano and synthesizers. The music was originally created as accompaniment for guided imagery projects, after which, according to Joe, “we re-arranged our compositions as pure instrumentals, freeing them to speak their own truths.”

The album consists of five lavishly lengthy soundscapes – three in the 17minute range and two approximately 9 minutes each. These expansive excursions provide lots of breathing room, so to speak, for cultivating deep inner states. For me, the sound of the sitar evokes a mystical air, and it was interesting to hear it in a setting that was more freeform than the highly structured context of traditional Indian music. These two musicians have a wonderfully supportive rapport and the interplay of the various instruments offers a nice blend of multi-cultural influences atmospheric ambience.

Raj Manoharan (www.rajmanreviews.blogspot.com)

The RajMan Review
On their latest album, Tim White and Joe Paulino set out to provide a musical environment in which listeners can accomplish the action of the title. The duo’s efforts are right on the target.

Using the ragas of classical Indian music as a starting point, White combines his ethereal bamboo flute, floating acoustic guitar, and evocative Indian instruments including sitar and bowed-stringed esraj with Paulino’s lush synthesizers and majestic grand piano.

The result is a calming and therapeutic expanse of sound that gently removes the noise of hectic daily life and tunes the mind into peace and tranquility.

The compositions, arrangements, and performances are dynamic enough to command artistic merit, yet serene enough for relaxation and cooling down.