Sam McClellan - Music of the Five Elements
Earth, wind, water, fire, wood: There's a track dedicated to each on Sam McClellan's Music for the Five Elements, the latest reissue from Seance Center. McClellan carefully interweaves electronics, piano, Chinese flute, guitar, and bowed bass. The resulting blend, which features tinges of psychedelia and American primitive, as well as transcendent minimalism, balances, centers and soothes the listener, encouraging deep awareness of the present moment in all its intricacies. For maximum healing effects, McClellan advises listening to the record all the way through without interruption, beginning with Side A's "Gathering," and gliding through Side B's "Focusing."