This production surpasses itself. How can that be? Because it is bigger than even Silvia Hartmann and Ananga Sivyer know it to be. Everyone who has a cowering, broken child within can do no better than hear this grand and highly impressive recording.
When listening to Heart Healing last night, I realised that it was doing me a great deal more good than anything I had heard in the genre so far in my self-healing journey. In fact, to be quite frank, Heart Healing is without comparison - a brand new experience!
The title track has so far resonated most with me, perhaps being the first step into a new direction for me, beginning with Heart Healing and ending with the final journey, 'The Child'. Celebration was very touching and gave me a sense of excitement and belonging all at once.
I am excited to experience all of these journeys again and again, because it has been my experience thus far that I feel and hear different little treasures each sitting.
The instrumentation is excellent, very sympathetic to the words spoken. Allowing you to have a complete representation of the 'story', and, in the manner of a movie, capture the mood even more so than if the words were spoken alone. Although I do feel the words alone would have an incredible impact , I realise we need the soundtrack to guide our subtle mind and heart to the place where our true and deepest feelings lay.
I found the flute on the soundtracks to be very evocative and sometimes very emotive for me. And there are drums! If, like me, you have subjected yourself to more run of the mill hypnosis recordings, you will understand that primarily the soundtracks will consist of waves, chirruping birds and such, but Ananga Sivyer has used drumming and percussion within her beautifully sensitive soundscapes, bravely and inventively.
I, at times, wondered what came first, the words or the music. After pondering this a few whiles, I came to believe that they were born on the same moment of the same hour on the same day, conjoined twins, because both supports and feeds each other perfectly. There is no battle and no one without the other, in my opinion.
Silvia Hartmann's deliciously seductive voice allows us to unfold and grow along with the cadence of her remarkable poetry. I eagerly and trustingly took her hand when she asked me to be a part of my own stories and opened myself up to her because she asked me in such an incredibly compassionate and generous way. This is the voice of the Wounded Healer, directed directly for you. I trusted her voice so much so that if Silvia herself had knocked on my door as I was listening to Celebration, I would've invited her in and asked her to come and live with me.
I enjoyed, on a production level, the use of ethnic percussion, children's voices, most charmingly and sweetly used, the awesome flute parts, the heartfelt vocal talents of, if I am not mistaken, Pia of the New World Album Benediction Moon and the dynamically refined voice and words of Dr Hartmann herself.
This production surpasses itself. How can that be? Because it is bigger than even Silvia Hartmann and Ananga Sivyer know it to be. Everyone who has a cowering, broken child within can do no better than hear this grand and highly impressive recording - and let's face it, that is a LOT of us.