Various Artists

The Healing Garden: Spa Therapy

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With buzzwords like restorative, nurture, and the questionable theraphy whispering from its typically soothing grass-colored cover art, Healing Garden: Spa Therapy's intent is pretty clear. Not surprisingly, it's a collection of relaxation-minded new age from a cross-section of in-house Madacy artists. There's nothing adventurous here -- contributors like Paco Montero and Howard Donnenfeld rely on established contemporary instrumental/meditation templates in their synthesizer and nature noise-heavy pieces. And yet, it will do the job in a pinch if you're looking for soothing music to take a steam or get a facial scrub to. Cucumbers for the eyelids not included.

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