Contemporary instrumental dullness is emphasized over nature sounds on this disappointing release, making Mystic Places a titanic bore for its duration. It's not the genre, necessarily -- music like this can be vital and adventurous when it wants to. Unfortunately, the material here is incredibly hollow and heavily outweighs any contribution from nature recordings. Almost any of the glut of releases designed for relaxation and meditation will offer listeners more than this set.
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AllMusic Review by Johnny Loftus