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Richard Noll – Peaceful Being

June 4, 2018

(World music/new age)

And now, let’s venture off to the wondrous, calming land of new age/World seduction and exoticism, to a world of relaxation, communing with the spirit, and reconnecting with the elements of this wondrous life we have been blessed to enjoy, especially in these trying times. Enter multi-instrumentalist Richard Noll and his debut solo release Peaceful Being.

As is stated on Noll’s website,

“Peaceful Being is a collection of 8 soothing, meditative songs to inspire, uplift and nourish the listener. These songs can be supportive during times of reflection and inner process, as background for yoga, meditation or other daily practice, during massage or other bodywork sessions, to create a meditative energy for groups, or be offered wherever calm and spacious music would be a gift.” That.

The album captures, soothes, caresses, and completes you as you sink into that tranquil state of being lifted above it all, of bliss and just being.

Tracks like the lead track “Calling the Rain” and all of the subsequent tracks like “Grace,” and the title track transport you to that world without words, only feeling. It’s that place where we all need to go to replenish, refill, and re-nourish in order to be at our very best in coping with the ups and downs of a modern world which can often disappoint. Noll offers that place of escape and peace that lets you shrug off the negativity that may be plaguing you and beckons you to stroll with him to that place of delicious bliss.

We offer all kinds of grooves here – jazz, funk, soul, Latin, and the like, but there is always also a “time-out” place here, and Noll provides it majestically. Give this one your undivided and much deserved attention. You need it. – Ronald Jackson