Release Date: July 1, 2022
I have familiarity with Paul Adams and Elizabeth Geyer. I had the pleasure of covering Imaginings, Deeper Imaginings, and Elizabeth's The Bridge. With July 1st right around the corner, Sanctuary continues the successful partnership.
There is always a story behind the music. One day, Elizabeth was
suffering from a migraine and heard Paul practicing the Native American flute
on the floor below. Something about the flow of the music, with its low gentle
phrases and a breeze that grounded her. The migraine started to subside.
I love hearing about music's healing powers and how it genuinely
helps people who suffer. We all need some help to relax and heal; this type of
music will undoubtedly lead you down that path. I could use it daily myself, as
I am sure many people would echo that statement.
We have more stressors today than ever with many social issues
because of the media and the social platforms, war all over the world,
inflation, and the list can go on and on. It gets to be a bit much. I have
decided to stop watching the news because it stresses me out and makes me negative
about everything. I get glimpses of headlines from cell phones and even my
laptops. It appears we cannot escape it anymore. Unless I move to the mountains
and have no electronic devices, that would make me feel alone with no
awareness. So, what is the answer?
For my sanity, I need music, as you will hear on Sanctuary. For instance, in
"Nothing Is Really Lost," the track begins with the sound of water
running down a stream, and Paul introduces his flute as Elizabeth's piano comes
in. It is one of the more beautiful and engaging tracks on this release. It is
5:05 minutes of new-age bliss that you can count on for meditation or simple
relaxation. If you like to meditate, I suggest putting this on a loop to
maintain that state of consciousness. Honestly, the entire album is well suited
for meditation or deep relaxation.
"Graceful Waters" is another getting back to your
root's tracks. With 6:00 minutes of the sound of water (from whence all life
came) and that beckoning sitar and the dreamy flute sounds, it brings you into
that state of consciousness you need to heal. It will get you in touch with our
connectivity with mother earth and all living things.
Something about the Native American Flute's tones and
more specifically the
breathy Anasazi, vibrations, and overall feeling instantly set
you at ease. The addition of various other textured layers of sounds like
Elizabeth's wordless background vocalizations, electric sitar, chimes, etc.,
make for a completely immersive experience.
This music can be your Sanctuary. The outstanding production values will allow you to feel the water moving in the music and hear Paul's breathing as he plays the flutes. It is an exceptional addition to an already impressive catalog of music.
Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck-New Age Music Reviews Founder
July 1, 2022