Life in Balance


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Life in Balance is Steve Sciuli and Ami Sciuli, a husband-and-wife team from Pittsburgh, PA. They create large and relaxing atmospheres with a processed shakuhachi (Steve) and Tibetan singing bowls and tingsha (Ami). Deeper, their second CD, also features Jim Donovan, from Rusted Root, as a guest percussionist. Steve's processing techniques give this album a strong space music feel. The shakuhachi has atmospheric qualities in and of itself, but the processor takes this beyond reality to a new level of universal textures and timbres. The soundscape is a warm and comfortable niche for intense meditation or introspection. This unique -- and hard-to-find -- effort will appeal to fans of Coyote Oldman, Jahan Jahan, Lisa Lynne, and Gerald Jay Markoe.