Z-Z-Z-Z-Z...huh? Oh sorry, I was drifting a little while listening to this recent release from New Age music phenom Liquid Mind (aka Chuck Wild). It's a compilation of tunes titled Relax - A Liquid Mind Experience, and mostly consists of selections drawn from earlier albums in the popular Liquid Mind series.
Before you take me to task for making fun of the album, let me assure you that extreme relaxation is its stated intent - hence the name - and it delivers on that promise, so although my opening comment might sound a little irreverent, my state of mind was exactly what the producers intended. (Of course, Mrs. Big Geez says I'm ready to nod off most of the time anyway, but let's leave that aside for now.)
There is a large fan base for this type of music - obviously, given the sales figures - and when you consider the hectic pace of life and the pressures we all face, it isn't surprising that a lot of us would like to occasionally slow down the speeding locomotive.
Chuck Wild, along with others masters of the genre, has used his talents as a composer and musician to tap into that need. As he says, “The Liquid Mind albums seem to have an immediate 'slowing down' effect on the listener, and may also help some people get to sleep, and relax deeply after a tension-filled day.”
But the music is also recommended as a help for everything from anger management to yoga to dealing with serious illness. "I originally wrote the music of Liquid Mind to help myself, my friends, and family dealing with the anxiety & stress of working long hours, and also for friends and family dealing with the stress of life-threatening illnesses like cancer & HIV."