Bongo Boy Magazine Issue 107 - Page 31

Bongo Boy Records Releases Escape The Mind Volume Two New Age Album By Various Artists WORLDWIDE Hej America! The other day my friends at Bongo Boy sent me an advanced copy of their new album of New Age music entitled Escape the Mind. For anyone who is not exactly sure what qualifies as New Age music, here is a definition according to the Bongo Boy web page regarding this album. NEW AGE music is often instrumental in nature, incorporating elements of electronica and non- Western instrumentation. It is characterized by the light melodic harmonies and sounds reproduced from the natural world. It is intended to promote serenity, create artistic inspiration, and relaxation. Used by listeners for yoga massage, and meditation, it is often associated with environmentalism and New Age spirituality. Who knew? Certainly not I. I was under the impression that what Bongo Boy calls New Age is simply well played, very pretty music. Having never been a practitioner or Yoga and personally not particularly interested in spiritual enlightenment, I am left with the conclusion that it is possible to view New Age music from multiple perspectives. I prefer to think of the New Age music I have heard from Bongo Boy as innovative, very pretty music. I can honestly say I have