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Suzanne Doucet – Reflecting Light Vol. I and II

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In 1984, Suzanne Doucet and James Bell recorded two “Reflecting Light” albums using a Roland JX-3P, TR-909 and a Steinway Grand Piano. Take a trip down memory lane and experience some of the finest New Age music ever recorded!

Suzanne Doucet was born in Tuebingen, Germany where as a three year old, Doucet discovered her innate artistic gifts. Instinctively, she was always drawing, playing music, singing, and writing. By the age of 18, Suzanne was an established pop star in Germany with several #1 hits. She also made her mark as a composer, actress, TV moderator, director, engineer, and producer. At age 25. she took a sabbatical from the music business to go on a spiritual odyssey. In 1970 she released a triple album of field recordings and mind-expanding psychedelia under the name Zweistein. For the next ten years, she developed her own style of New Age music while exploring many areas of metaphysics and spiritual practices, including astrology, music therapy, tarot, yoga and the Kabbalah.

Reflecting Light Vol. I on Bandcamp:

In 1979, Doucet launched a record label in West Germany named Isis, after the Egyptian goddess of feminine divinity. She formed the duo New Age with her musical partner Christian Bühner, and released the 1982 cassette album ‘Transformation’ and the follow-up ‘Transmission’, released on cassette in 1983. After this release, Bühner and Doucet moved to Los Angeles, hoping to find more kindred spirits in the burgeoning New Age scene there. In 1984 Doucet married Video Artist and Yoga instructor James Bell. Together they recorded ‘Reflecting Light Vol. 1 using a Roland JX-3P, TR-909 and a Steinway Grand Piano. The cassettes had mirrored covers, a reference to the Zweistein jacket 14 years prior. An a-causal combination of visuals and sound, based on the analogy of Archetype Symbols will create expanded associations and emotional experiences for the consumer and allow a creative state of consciousness and openness of the Inner Being in all directions.

And here is Reflecting Light Vol. Vol. II:

Most of Suzanne Doucet’s music has been re-released recently, see it all on suzannedoucet.bandcamp.com