Sandra Ingerman / Byron Metcalf

The Spirit of Healing: Shamanic Journey Music

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This album of shamanic trance music by Sandra Ingerman and Byron Metcalf combines traditional drums and other shamanic instruments with low drone notes over three long-form pieces intended to facilitate an altered state. Using repetitive rhythms designed to scientifically alter brainwaves, Ingerman and Metcalf hope to open a connection to the spirit world. Whether or not this will occur is solely up to the listener, but this album does its job in offering a well-recorded set of pieces that combine natural field recordings and pulsing acoustic rhythms that set desired sonic moods for meditation, trance, and healing.

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