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Peter Sterling – Center of the Circle review

centerofthecirclePeter Sterling’s new album Center of the Circle is not just about beautiful music. This is healing music with a scientific approach. Here he uses harmonic frequencies that align the human bioenergetic systems and helps us find the inner zero point. The result is an album that is almost magical in its healing powers.

In our busy and hectic world, we all need to slow down and relax. Music makes it easy to meditate, and with an album like Center of the Circle on your mobile music player you will get a complete healing experience wherever you are. A fascinating aspect of the album are the stories Peter tells about each track. The title track came to life this way:

peterharpThis track utilizes my previous recording Circles of Light which was made on location in the crop circles of England. During group meditation and light body activation ceremonies in the crop circles, I recorded the sound of the wind harp which is created by holding the harp up into the wind and allowing the wind to play the strings which create the most unusual celestial sound. High-frequency harmonics issue forth from the harp effortlessly as the wind blows upon the strings.

Each track has a unique story, and you can read it all on Peter’s homepage.

I also like the way Peter integrates the sounds of nature. My favorite track is Distant Dreams, which is powerful like a drug. It really takes you to a distant place. On the negative side, I will say that there perhaps is a little too much variation in sound for deep relaxation (from deepest space to whales and back into space). But that also makes the album more interesting and you will focus on healing, not sleeping

Center of the Circle might very well be this year’s best meditation album, and looking at the world I can only say that I recommend it to everyone. We all need to find the zero point, and this release is a fantastic tool to do just that. It is a complete package.

Score: 91 / 100 – see how we rate music here.

Sample and buy the album here.

Picture copyright Peter Sterling