Music for the Next Age
Let's say, for the sake of establishing a standard, that New Age, as it was marketed from the late '30s to its apex during the late '80s and early '90s, has peaked. Stars of New Age music such as Yanni, John Tesh, Kitaro and Vangelis were considered essential pieces on the roster of major labels. No longer. 'Channeling 'was at its height and Shirley McClaine had a best seller that documented her travels in the rarified realms of reincarnation and out-of-body experience. This was the classical new age in full bloom.
It's safe to say that we're now living on the back forty of the harmonic convergence, where the expression of social and personal enlightenment ranges from the heated hardwood of yoga studios to the bleached and blazing sands of Burning Man, where experiments of human endurance and planet art converge in an audacious alchemy of possibility.
As a result, we're assembling the crucial elements of the next spiral in the dawn of the New Age afterparty. As the price of oil goes up and the dollar goes down, the real work to find the center of now-here begins. Of course we'll need some great music to guide and inspire us along the way, leave us clues and tease our cells into spontaneously creating their own inspired re-evolution within the sanctity of our own skin. Move over New Age and make way for the Next Age.