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David Parsons doesn't make good CDs — they are all excellent. Tibetan Plateau/Sounds of the Mothership is a single CD that combines his first two albums into one. This is a classic e-music package. Parsons gets his inspiration from the tenets of Tibetan Buddhism. He infuses his music with soul and spirit to enforce the doctrines, such as "Meditation is the clarifier of a beclouded mind." Parsons embraces those "isms" and passes them to his listeners. He weaves traditional Indian and Tibetan instruments into his electronic atmospheres. Synth washes and gentle melodies complete the soundscapes. At Parsons' level there are very few peers. Some of them are Steve Roach, Robert Rich, Constance Demby, and Michael Stearns.


Genre: Classical

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s

Since 1975, this New Zealand artist has made numerous trips to India to absorb the culture, study the music, and record performances by indigenous artists. In addition to producing two albums of traditional Tibetan ritual music by the monks of The Dip Tse Chok Ling Monastery (for the Fortuna Records Sacred Ceremonies series), Parsons has translated the essence of his oriental journeys through the lush yet profound soundscapes he has created for a number of highly regarded solo albums. Originally...
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