Zen Gardens, Music Inspired By The Temples And Gardens Of Kyoto

by Wall Matthews

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sumbuk This is utterly unlike anything released before by this excellent guitarist. It is not guitar at all, but meditations using percussion, found sound and I honestly know not what else. It goes well with headphones, an easy chair, and your contemplative frame of mind.
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Enryaku-Ji 04:50
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Ryoan-Ji 06:02
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Tofuku-Ji 08:12
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Saiho-Ji 10:56
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Nanzen-Ji 04:58
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Myoshin-Ji 06:26
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KYOTO JOURNAL: “…gives the listener breathing room, allowing the mind to let go as it drifts with the gentle melodies… he is familiar with the actual gardens so you can hear birdsong give way to dripping rain off the roof of Enryaku-ji; the percussive clack and clink of metal meeting stone at Ryoan-ji; insects crawling along moss as Saiho-ji awakes; the ringing of the great bell at Myoshin-ji evokes the black clad monks shuffling barefoot along wooden floors on a winter’s night..listeners will find themselves returning often seeking the quiet the music instills”….Ted Taylor

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released April 30, 2014

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Wall Matthews Columbia, Maryland

Multi-instrumentalist Wall Matthews, was a founding member The Entourage Music & Theater Ensemble from 1973-1983. He has continued as a solo artist. Musician Magazine described his work: "On guitar a six string wonder, on piano a gifted miniaturist matching classical structure with a folkish sense of line." ... more

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