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CD Feature/ Buddha and Bonsai Vol 5

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There’s two aspects of Buddhism. For one, there’s the attainment of insight. It’s a long and winding road towards that goal , paved with meditation and hardship. For all of you who expexct to reach illumination by listening to this CD: You’re not going to get it.

And then there’s beauty. The beauty of “surprising silence”, of your garden on a mist-covered morning, of your child’s eyes, of spring blossoms in bloom. That’s the kind of Buddhism you’re going to find on this release. Margot Reisinger has already released four editions of “Buddha and Bonsai” on the small but delicate Costa Verde-label, ever more refining her very distinct style of tranquil tracks based upon weightless melodies that spin around in your head until they lock in. Electronics and “natural” instruments seemlessly melt together, Acoustic Guitars, piano drops and minimal flute licks blend with unobtrusive pads, coming together in perfect harmony on the fourteen-minute “Infinite Compassion”. With compositions being both stringent and focussed, it’s not wrong to think of the more recent Kitaro-albums, even though Reisinger favors an intimate approach over an orchestral one.

The only thing that one could complain about is the album’s title, which might just as well be attached to one of those 3.50 Euro-records for sale at supermarkets. But, as Buddha would say, words are illusions anyway.

Homepage: Costa Verde Production

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