QuietMelodies is now open!

15 06 2009

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As many of you might already know, the new portal is finally open!!!!!  I am so sorry that it has taken so long to happen, but I do hope you find it worth the wait.  Some of the new features you will be able to enjoy are being able to message any member & being able to post your own favorites.  There will also be a forum added so that requests and such can be made there.  Eventually hope to in essence mirror this blog there and of course have new content available.  The new music available should be substantially more than here as there will be multiple people posting =-).  Please stop by and join your NEW home for QuietMusic – www.quietmelodies.com!





Raphael & Kutira – Like An Endless River

23 03 2009

raphael-kutira-like-an-endless-riverRaphael & Kutira – Like An Endless River
MP3 @ 224 Kbps | 58:39 min | 1994 | 103 MB | 10% Recovery Record

Like An Endless River, is a another release in the Oceanic Tantra series. It allows “”a way to explore sexuality through rituals, music, trance dance, theater, and individual creative expression. . .””
Tracks are lovingly to the point: the opener, “”Invocation,”” sets a respectful tone in a calling of the Mother Goddess with chants, drums, and ancient African instruments. “”Intimacy”” and “”Divine Passion”” are next, using violin, flute, guitar, and ultimately the tabla tarong.
“”Opening of the Heart”” is the soundtrack for “”bringing sexual energy to the heart,”” with harp and drums led by NYC “”urban shaman”” vocalist Serpentine. “”Liberation”” and the title track utilize more of the tabla tarong, harp, and flutes, as well as the Native American drum. “”The Temple”” and “”From Deep Within”” round out the recording, grounding the listener and enabling him or her to muse over the messages and impressions imparted in the previous tracks. Drummers from Gabrielle Roth’s group, the Mirrors, are guests. Tantra is called the “”path of the heart,”” and Like An Endless River represents some of the infinite energy that can be experienced and replenished on that journey.

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Raphael – Music For Love

23 03 2009

cover11Raphael – Music For Love
MP3 @ 320 Kbps | 1:19:30 min | 2008 | 187 MB | 10% Recovery Record

This is a brilliant compilation album and a perfect introduction in Raphael’s musical work. Sensual love is a bridge between the physical and the spiritual worlds, a powerful experience and full of ecstasy. This album is a journey into the totality of love from the deepest passion to the highest heavenly communion. Music for Love is a collection of songs celebrating the realm of love.
Gathered from some of Raphael’s most popular albums including Intimacy and Music to Disappear In II, Music for Love is an emotional tour de force, a work of beauty and a labor of love in the purest sense.

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Raphael – Prayer

21 03 2009

prayerRaphael – Prayer
MP3 @ 320 Kbps | 1:01:32 min | 1999 | 152 MB | 10% Recovery Record

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Raphael – The Calling

21 03 2009

raphaelcallingRaphael – The Calling
MP3 @ 320 Kbps | 1:07:37 min | 1995 | 167 MB | 10% Recovery Record

Exotic Hawaiian chants and nurturing sounds that move your body and heart. One track honers the sacred breath of Hawaii. This New age hawaiian music with precussion, the sounds of naure and the whales move you into deep trance states. This is an experience more than a musical recording some songs are for mind journeys, some are for movement of the body, heart and mind.

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Raphael – Angels Of The Deep

10 03 2009

angels-of-the-deep-coverRaphael – Angels Of The Deep
MP3 @ 192 Kbps VBR | 1:02:46 min | 1995 | 95.5 MB | 10% Recovery Record

Angels of the Deep, Raphael’s 1995 outing for Hearts of Space, is the sonic swirl of liquid dreams, water nymphs, and whalesong. Both Raphael’s Hawaii residence and his work teaching and lecturing about sexuality and spirituality have indubitably informed the making of this recording. Excellent accompaniment for bodywork or meditation, Angels of the Deep provides the feeling of warm and watery cradling of both the physical and emotional self and features the celestial strings of shakti harp and guitar, as well as flute, in addition to Raphael’s other worldly synthesizers. The title cut opens this seven-song cycle with whales singing, watery blips, and swelling strings, all of which combine to make music befitting any voluptuary. Raphael goes for “more is more” here, and because of the skill and sincerity of the overall production, it works.

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Raphael – Music To Disappear In

23 01 2009

b000Raphael – Music To Disappear In
MP3 @ 192 Kbps VBR | 53:57 min | 79.9 MB | 1988 | 10% Recovery Record

Raphael (no last name) was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and raised by Benedictine nuns. Under their tutelage and encouragement, he developed a love for music, first learning about classical music and Gregorian chant. As a young man, after playing gypsy violin on the streets and utilizing his talents in rock bands, Raphael studied the piano formally at the San Francisco Conservatory. He later spent a decade at Esalen, the renowned Northern California spiritual community. It was during his time there that he began to blend his various influences, draw from multiple cultures for compositional inspiration, and forge his signature style of healing and relaxation music. Originally issued in 1989, Music To Disappear In was his first recording for the label Hearts of Space. A bit dated by this juncture, these nine songs, all original compositions but for the traditional opener (“Disappearing Into You”), use piano and keyboards as a central voice, creating a lulling web of atmospheric string sounds complemented by flute and percussion. Long used by body workers, Music To Disappear In is the very definition of New Age relaxation music.

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