Klaus Wiese

Ceremony

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Klaus Wiese is a musical genius. He has proceeded beyond the purist's realm of acoustic singing bowls. Ceremony is a subtle blend of psychotropic bowls and psychoactive synths. Wiese explores the very limits of probability and goes to the nth degree of a new purity. The levels to which he can take the psyche build upon each other exponentially. It is like the proverbial upside-down pyramid. Thus, it is also a metaphor for life. As listeners travel this path of a conscious mind flux, they gather tools along the way. Some tools are intellectual, some are emotional, and some are devotional. All of the tools are, to some degree, spiritual. The six compositions are, in essence, merely movements in a long-form composition. The new purity is an essential device. It will appeal to fans of Alio Die, Mathias Grassow, Oƶphoi, Will Green, and Stephen Philips.

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