Lake of Dreams

The perfect introduction to our music…

Slow Latin jazz, ambient classical, and global beats: Lake of Dreams is the perfect introduction to the best of Symbiosis! More than an hour of truly original atmospheric music suitable for relaxing listening and encouraging creativity. Features the mellifluous flute-playing of John Hackett and includes several tracks not yet available elsewhere.

Many of these evocative pieces have found their way into Television and Radio productions around the globe, including From the Dark Side, which featured in “The Day They Made It Rain” (a BBC Radio documentary which won the Sony Radio Academy Gold Award for Best News Programme in 2002) and John Hackett’s tune “Freefall”, which was chosen as the theme music for ‘Just Three Wishes’ on BBC Radio 4. (Total playing time: 78 minutes)

The artwork for Touching the Clouds by Symbiosis

Lake of Dreams

The perfect introduction to our music…

Slow Latin jazz, ambient classical, and global beats: Lake of Dreams is the perfect introduction to the best of Symbiosis! More than an hour of truly original atmospheric music suitable for relaxing listening and encouraging creativity. Features the mellifluous flute-playing of John Hackett and includes several tracks not yet available elsewhere.

Many of these evocative pieces have found their way into Television and Radio productions around the globe, including From the Dark Side, which featured in “The Day They Made It Rain” (a BBC Radio documentary which won the Sony Radio Academy Gold Award for Best News Programme in 2002) and John Hackett’s tune “Freefall”, which was chosen as the theme music for ‘Just Three Wishes’ on BBC Radio 4. (Total playing time: 78 minutes)

The artwork for Touching the Clouds by Symbiosis

Lake of Dreams

The perfect introduction to our music…

Slow Latin jazz, ambient classical, and global beats: Lake of Dreams is the perfect introduction to the best of Symbiosis! More than an hour of truly original atmospheric music suitable for relaxing listening and encouraging creativity. Features the mellifluous flute-playing of John Hackett and includes several tracks not yet available elsewhere.

Many of these evocative pieces have found their way into Television and Radio productions around the globe, including From the Dark Side, which featured in “The Day They Made It Rain” (a BBC Radio documentary which won the Sony Radio Academy Gold Award for Best News Programme in 2002) and John Hackett’s tune “Freefall”, which was chosen as the theme music for ‘Just Three Wishes’ on BBC Radio 4. (Total playing time: 78 minutes)

The artwork for Touching the Clouds by Symbiosis

“Dark, looming mountains, endless windswept plains, tourist postcards full of light and movement, echoes of ancient civilizations… this, the latest album by the accomplished Symbiosis, is like a travel documentary for the inner eye. Technically superb – as is all their work – any of these evocative tracks would be the perfect background to creative work, art or movement therapy or even as a soundtrack for your home video…”(Brian Lee, I to I magazine)

Track Listing:

1. Freefall 2. Salvador 3. Touching the Clouds 4. Afternoon Tea with Bilbo Baggins 5. Early Morning 6.The Stars… Like Dust 7. Dawn Clouds, Dusk Rain 8. Lakeside 9. Layers of Shade 10. For the Ancients 11. The Heron & the Sandpiper 12. None but the Lonely Heart 13. Light After; Venus & Crescent Moon 14. From the Dark Side 15. Song of the Peach Tree Spring 16. Going Home 17. The Depths of Mordor 18. Sesamum Seed & Rice 19. Libra Rising.

Sample Tracks

The album contains 20 tracks of gentle, ambient music by the group, and has a playing time of more than 78 minutes. It is designed to appeal to both therapists and a general audience, and has a journeying and visionary feel. The music features concert and ethnic flutes hauntingly played by John Hackett and Clive Williamson, and soothing acoustic guitar work from Richard Bolton.

The first hour of music on Lake of Dreams is perfect as a backdrop to relaxation, T’ai Chi and yoga, or alternative therapies such as aromatherapy, massage and reflexology. Tracks include Freefall, The Heron & the Sandpiper, None but the Lonely Heart and the title track from their Touching the Clouds double-length album designed specially for long periods of relaxation and massage.

The final 20 minutes of the CD represents some of the more atmospheric work by the group, with flute and guitar solos, a new tune called Libra Rising, two pieces written specially for radio and TV soundtracks, and Sesamum Seed & Rice, an Eastern-style global beats track which features Ashley Drees on mandolin and Brazilian pot drum, violinist Maloviere, and singer Emily Jane Sinclair. The piece been tremendously popular at live concerts by Symbiosis, and has played on many BBC radio stations.

Producer and musician Clive Williamson is very pleased with the resulting CD. “Each of the five Symbiosis albums up to now has a very different quality,” Clive says, “so we have chosen a selection of material from the albums which represents every facet of our music so far, and added some new pieces which are not yet available. We hope that Lake of Dreams will be just as intriguing and entertaining to listen to as it is useful to therapists teaching relaxation, or doing massage or reflexology sessions.”

Warriors Etching by Penny Grant

“Warriors” etching by Penny Grant – from the album artwork

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