Back in 1972, Henry Wolff and Nancy Hennings made a landmark recording. They released the first album of Tibetan singing bowls and Tibetan bells. They, in effect, introduced the meditative and healing powers of these instruments to the rest of the Western world. In 1972, Tibetan Bells would have been considered highly experimental and avant-garde -- perhaps even revolutionary (in a musical sense, anyway). This album remained a cult classic for many years. These instruments did not gain immediate recognition in the new age or e-music communities. Artists like Jonathan Goldman, Klaus Wiese, Deuter, and Xumantra have used them extensively in the 1990s and 2000s.
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AllMusic Review by Jim Brenholts