It was great to see this review of our album Yoga Planet from LA Yoga Magazine. The reviewer really got where we were coming from with this album. Our idea was to create an album of chill out lounge music that would serve as an alternative to more traditional music for yoga. To do this we combined the more electronic elements of chill out music with lots of organic instruments like guitar, piano, flute, and voices. We wanted the music to be equally good for yoga or for chilling out or for things like parties or late night listening.
"Award-winning sound visionaries David and Steve Gordon are the duo who brought us Buddha Lounge and Earth Drum. They introduce soft, warm and trip-hop influenced groove pieces. The compositions on this release are similar to what they've delivered in the past, which are very loungy, peaceful and cool beats.
For the most part, Yoga Planet is a "chill out" album that has a respectful intention. The feeling is energetic, and the flow is kinetic on all the tracks. There is very little stress or tension going on between solo instruments and the rhythm tracks. The Gordon Brothers sound is electronic, hypnotic, soothing and repetitious with a very deep space and grooviness lassoed with acoustic guitar riffs and a variety of feel-good music samples. The tracks evoke traces of trance sequences that certainly provide a healthy balance of hypnotic vibrations and calming ambience.
Should you be in need of some new grooves to fill your soul, this album is polished and nails the genre down to a format. The music here can be a very good choice for yoga classes, bodywork as well as for trip-hop-type dance rooms."
– LA Yoga Magazine
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This is one of our favorite albums. Let us know what you think in the comments section below. Do you like to use this album for Yoga, or for other activities?
Walk in Balance,