SHAMANIC DREAM--like all of Anugama's albums--is an adventure in sound design. While seeming completely organic, even primitive, this award-winning opus is carefully orchestrated to enhance one's mental state and induce relaxation through various audio technologies. His "Brainwave Sync" technology uses a frequency that oscillates from the left speaker to the right speaker, supposedly slowing brainwave activity. Computer-generated overtones are said to "nourish the brain." Sounds from nature, human heartbeats, and vocal chants produce a nurturing and calming effect. "Planet Sound Induction" replicates the frequency generated by the earth's rotation, thus putting the listener in synch with the planet and cosmos.
On top of all this is the artful use of traditional acoustic instruments--guitars, flutes, keys, and drums--that provides the musical content, in this case, tribal rhythms with gentle melodies. Does this Frankenstein approach work? Absolutely--SHAMANIC DREAM is a profound listening experience that enriches any meditative pursuit.