Cannabis Healing Music

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Wildering Haven

The seed concept for this album was planted in 1982 after unexpectedly meeting Stephen Levy, a friend from college, on a bus, while we both happened to be in Vancouver for the weekend. He said, “I’m an anthropologist now. I’ve been studying with shamanic healers in Alaska. This is some of their ceremonial smoke. They call it Matanuska Thunderf*ck”, and hands me a joint. A few days later, I took my first toke in the recording studio, and heard music in my head, complete with echo and reverb effects. Next session, same magical and energizing high. I learned how to dial in that setting using digital delay. Since this was before legalization, I didn’t release the music. Til now.

STEVEN HALPERN is a Grammy® nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist, composer, producer, researcher, and author.  He has pioneered the field of modern sound healing and his internationally-acclaimed albums radiate relaxing, meditative and spiritually uplifting audible and inaudible frequencies that have touched the lives of millions worldwide. Since 1975, Steven’s music has been heard around the world in leading healing and holistic health centers, addiction and recovery centers, VA hospitals, massage therapy offices, private homes, and the top healing spas and popular streaming playlists. His latest release, CANNABIS DREAMS, presents lush “hi-psi” soundscapes that shimmer with luminous keyboards, hypnotic ambiences, and the angelic, wordless vocals of rising star Kristin Hoffmann.  Inspired by the healing qualities of cannabis, the timeless soundscapes on CANNABIS DREAMS support relaxation, healing and psycho-spiritual well-being. Learn more at https://www.stevenhalpernmusic.com/about-steven/

 

Steven began composing and recording this new music, trading  his trumpet and guitar for the soothing tones of the Fender Rhodes  electric piano. Challenged by Dr. Stanley Krippner to prove the healing  powers of the music, Steven conducted landmark brainwave and  biofield biofeedback research, which indeed confirmed its almost  universal effectiveness.

CANNABIS DREAMS is the latest of Halpern’s 100-plus music albums that for over 45 years have helped his listeners manage stress, reduce pain and facilitate sleep. It is among the first to link healing music and healing cannabis, whose ancient roots trace back more than 5,000 years.

The 11-track CANNABIS DREAMS features Halpern’s signature sound, a Rhodes Mark 7 electric piano. Lush hi-psi soundscapes shimmer with luminous keyboards and hypnotic ambiences. The music supports relaxation, healing, meditation and spiritual well-being.

The seed concept for this album was planted in 1982 when an anthropologist handed Halpern an extraordinary strain used by an indigenous Alaskan shamanic healer.

“One toke, and I heard music in a very different way,” says Halpern, also founder of the “Quiet Revolution” in New Age music. “It inspired an improvised grand piano jam that was different from anything I had recorded previously. I wondered if certain other strains might inspire a new composition if used exclusively. The answer turned out to be Yes.”

In 2015, Halpern was invited to be a Celebrity Brand Ambassador for a leading Cannabis dispensary. Although the collaboration was short-lived, their top shelf strain, called Mystic Haze, evoked a meditative, healing and spiritual high, and inspired the several variations of the title track on CANNABIS DREAMS.

The album was completed when Halpern read about the new spiritually-uplifting strain released by entrepreneurial musician Carlos Santana and Left Coast Ventures.

“After hearing music in meditation after sampling this strain, it was obvious I needed to include a new track inspired by Mirayo® by Santana,” he said. “I was able to book time in a recording studio on 11/11/20, and two extraordinary compositions now complete the album.”

In 2021, with legalization in many states and with the medical benefits of cannabis more widely accepted, Halpern felt comfortable releasing this ‘co-composed’ masterpiece.

The album begins with the wordless vocals of the ethereal Renaissance songstress Kristin Hoffmann, of the internationally renowned BELLA GAIA ensemble, which can be heard on two of the tracks, “Cannabis Dreams” Part 2 and Part 3. “OG Sonic Chronic” is a collaboration featuring Paul McCandless on bass clarinet and Michael Manring on Zon® fretless electric bass.

The spirit of each strain speaks through the music. Deep alpha brainwave entrainment tones are subtly mixed into the music, which entrain your brain to higher coherence to further support your immune system functioning. The artist suggests that one "grabs a set of headphones for the full psycho-acoustic effect."

CANNABIS DREAMS is Halpern’s heartfelt “thank you” to the master growers who keep improving on the spiritually uplifting and creativity-enhancing strains.

Halpern’s undergraduate studies in ethnomusicology and healing music became his life’s focus in November 1969 when he ‘heard’ a new form of music during a spontaneous meditation in a sacred redwood grove, and was urged to share this healing music with the world. He began composing and recording this new music, trading his trumpet and guitar for the soothing tones of the Fender Rhodes electric piano. Since 1975, his music has been heard around the world in leading healing and holistic health centers, addiction and recovery centers, VA hospitals, massage therapy offices, private homes and streaming playlists. His album Deep Alpha has been in the Top 10 of Billboard’s New Age music chart for 53 weeks.

Tracks

1 Cannabis Dreams (part 2)* (5:23)
2 Cannabis Dreams (Mirayo) part 1 (5:05)
3 Cannabis Dreams (part 3)* (5:07)
4 Cannabis Dreams (Mirayo) part 2 (5:06)
5 OG Sonic Chronic (7:24)
6 Plant Medicine (5:24)
7 Joint Venture (5:00)
8 Cannabis Dreams (part 4) (5:27)
9 Cannabliss (5:00)
10 Maui Wowie Dreams (12:58)
11 Matanuska Thunderf_ck (16:45)

Official website for CANNABIS DREAMS: https://www.stevenhalpernmusic.com/product/cannabisdreams/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevenhalpernmusic/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/StevenHalpern
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stevenhalpernfanpage/

 


Submitted: April 23, 2021

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