•Known for "painting pictures with sound", and a long-time interest in the healing arts, Bobbi Holt & Victor Samalot (founders of Mind Lab Music), present MANDALA, a 10 track musical journey of world and ambient soundscapes from a combination of keyboards, guitar, bells and zither. Created to achieve a deeper level of balance between the inner and outer energies of your life.
•As a bonus, 2 tracks feature the relaxed guided imagery from therapist Susan Randall-Alexander.
•Perfect for yoga, meditation, relaxation, and all healing art practices either individually or for use in a clinical setting.
Make time for yourself and chill!
released June 21, 2011
Feedback from MANDALA listeners...
I explore ALOT of music particularly world and ambient and came across this gem. 'Mandala' is an extraordinary disc offering from 'Mind Lab Music'. As the name suggests, 'Mandala' is a beautifully balanced album, very atmospheric and multi-layered. An excellent blend of keyboards, acoustic guitar, bells and zither with shades of world textures here and there (Mediterranean, Indian, Asian, etc..), against a pure ambient backdrop that works seamlessly from one composition to the next. Billed as a "bonus", the last two tracks features guided imagery perfect for taking you to a state of total relaxation of mind, body, and soul. A tasteful and complete resolve to the entire album.
Absolutely awesome work here which totally hypnotizes you. A mind's eye walkabout for sure.
FAVs: Dreamcatcher, Sanjah, and Zen Garden.
Thanks Mind Lab Music, can't wait for the next one!
(ErrianWarrior - Sedona, AZ)
It is a beautiful album! I would not only use it to go to sleep by but also as low (or not so low) background music when my upstairs neighbors are not being polite... It is music that calms and soothes. I applaud your talent and that of your co-musician. Also, the voice offering the breathing exercise was gentle and just right! Nicely done!! I will be passing the links to several of my clients who I think would really appreciate "Mandala".
Lastly, I was glad to see it was one w/the album cover that I liked best! I would not only use it to go to sleep by but also as low (or not so low) background music when my upstairs neighbors are not being polite... (Ruth Martin - Santa Rosa, CA)
“If you are a fan of new age artists like Jim Brickman or David Arkenstone, or enjoy wellness/relaxation CDs like Dr. Andrew Weil's series, I think you're going to love this MANDALA, I know I do!” In case you're wondering, yes, I actually tried it out. I don't get to sleep easily, but I tested it over three nights and it helped me fall asleep every time, ahhhh.” Erica Bartik – Cleveland, Ohio.
”I love the disc (MANDALA), sounds great in my car. Additionally, my massage clients liked it, enough to fall asleep to it. That’s always a good sign in my field of expertise. Looking forward to the next one! Both of you make such great music.” Matthew Gross – Cleveland, Ohio
“This is a wonderful CD (MANDALA)! I use it in my office. In fact, my client commented that it was very calming during a stressful time. I find that the last two tracks, with vocal, are just the tool for doing self-hypnosis. I learned how a few years ago but the first step is total relaxation, which is difficult to achieve without assistance. All I have to do is unplug the phone and doorbell, listen and let my mind unplug.” Sandra Murphy – Cleveland, Ohio
I just listened to your music and could feel the different instruments resonating in different parts of my body. You are very talented and you have a lot to give to the world. (Marcia Kosich - Reno NV)