The Lightness of Being is a set of pieces from Anugama's discography, plus five new pieces. They are all designed specifically for meditation and relaxation. His footnote states: "The Lightness of Being, relaxing into a silent pool of contentment, free from past, present, and future." This is seriously psychoactive music -- it has holistic powers and strength. Anugama has tried and true methods and he sticks to them. He builds his atmospheres from a low drone, adding gentle melodies and nature sounds to create smooth soundscapes. These pieces fit together seamlessly. This is an excellent starting point for those new to Anugama's music. It will appeal to fans of Jonathan Goldman, Riley Lee, Klaus Wiese, Crystal Voices, and Life in Balance.
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AllMusic Review by Jim Brenholts