May 11, 2017

Daniel - Quartz Crystal Bells, 1988


Pristine crystal overtones. Most of this moves at glacial speeds, with a few stretches of more active composition. While singing bowls go back hundreds of years, crystal singing bowls (made from silica quartz) weren't manufactured until the mid-80s when they were used to grow silicon computer chips. They weren't marketed as healing instruments until the early 90s, meaning Quartz Crystal Bells is one of the pioneering recordings of crystal singing bowls. Recorded live on a set of twelve bowls between 8" and 18" in diameter, with Daniel Lauter as well as Donna Soszynski and Kim Atkinson on the bowls, and recorded by Bernard Xolotl (reminder to post some Bernard Xolotl).

This is a decent quality tape rip with some room tone, but if you like it I'd highly recommend buying a re-mastered version directly from Daniel, which is divided up into five tracks rather than two sides.


1 comment:

  1. a second reminder to post some bernard xolotl.

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