Thea Surasu is one of the Western world's leading performers on the singing bowls. Singing Bowls of Shangri-La: Sacred Soundscapes for Meditation is a wonderfully psychoactive and atmospheric set. Surasu has the perfect technique and just the right touch. He has created these primordial vibrations on a "golden bowl of...secret lineage" (this marks the first recording of this style of bowl). The CD is purely acoustic, featuring only bowls with nature samples. The only electronics are for amplification. This disc will appeal to fans of Oöphoi, Life in Balance, Klaus Wiese, Mathias Grassow, and Crystal Voices.
AllMusic Review by Jim Brenholts