I have thus far written and produced 9 Hemi-Sync® Metamusic® albums. They live at Hemi-Sync.com, where you can read album descriptions as written by professionals. There, you may listen to some fantastic music samples. The albums are available for download and on CD. Here, they are ranked in order of personal preference.
This is the best for a lot of reasons. At the time, I was totally obsessed with Vangelis’ score to “Blade Runner” and I wanted desperately to capture that vibe. And I feel like I did. Also, Robert Monroe selected it for use as Focus 27 at The Monroe Institute AND he asked to use it on Going Home with Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. Anyway, the music is anchored by an almost ecclesiastical electronic ambience while the moody melodies soar above. If you can, find the 24 minute Hemi-Sync® version (it’s on a Hemi-Sync® Metamusic® “Artist Series” CD with Winds Over The World by Richard Roberts, which is very much worth having.) This is by far the best mix and has been out of print since at least 1998. The extended version is still available, and of course it’s pretty good, but it wasn’t meant to be so long.
Check out Higher at Hemi-Sync.com
The Lotus Mind
This gem is so unobtrusively gorgeous that is has a habit of hiding in plain sight. Monroe Products initially passed on Namaste, so it became my first self-released project. Then Monroe Products had a change of heart and released it with Hemi-Sync® as The Lotus Mind. It’s rhythmic and there’s some nice aum toning and it’s just an all around lush production that somehow seems to breathe.
Check out The Lotus Mind at Hemi-Sync.com
When I wrote this, I was really into difficult chords with slowly modulating harmonics and overtones. It’s beautiful and a little bit spooky and to me it sounds like a beautiful foggy morning an hour before the sun comes up. It is one of my best selling albums, so I guess that a lot of Hemi-Sync® listeners agree that’s it pretty expansive and comfortable, no matter how difficult some of the chords might be.
Ascension is available with Hemi-Sync® on CD and as download at http://hemi-sync.com
Hemi-Sync® In Motion
The music was not only ahead of its time, but it was maybe too weird for Hemi-Sync® to begin with, resulting in a mastering and release process fraught with difficulties. (The first edition was terribly mastered and the release was bungled by all involved, including yours truly.) Hemi-Sync® In Motion is pretty much straight up progressive house: it’s upbeat and there are a lot filters and as such, it doesn’t sit well in a collection of music geared towards meditation. Anyway, the mastering issue was fixed on later editions and if you like to drown out the world while you work with bubbly electronic music with Hemi-Sync® piped into your brain, this album is an excellent choice.
Check out Hemi-Sync® In Motion at Hemi-Sync.com
Illumination For Peak Performance
I love this album and it’s unfair for me to place it so low on a list of my subjective favorites, but frankly Illumination For Peak Performance is the Marsha Brady of my albums: it’s plucky, graceful, beautiful and gracious. And most everybody loves it. Because Illumination For Peak Performance is both popular and confident in its wholesomeness, I don’t feel like I need to do anything to encourage it. Get it: you’ll like it. It’s absolutely entrancing. (Bonus: check out this stunning vocal performance of Bliss by Maya Mankotia if you have a minute or seven.)
Check out Illumination For Peak Performance at Hemi-Sync.com
Indigo For Quantum Focus
In 2008, I was in a rehearsal studio in Seattle. After working for almost a month with a backup singer for a stage show I was working on, she figured out I was “the” J.S. Epperson. She freaked out and promptly yanked out her iPod. According to a counter I didn’t even know the iPod had, she had listened to Indigo For Quantum Focus more than 4,800 times. She said it was the best album she had ever heard. And frankly, that album gets a lot of love.
Check out Indigo For Quantum Focus at Hemi-Sync.com
Remembrance is sweet. It is child-like and magical. It is also the singularly most studied piece of Metamusic® with Hemi-Sync® ever to spring from the labs of the Monroe Institute. In fact, in 2016 — 20 years after its first release — Remembrance was the center of a double-blind study at the University of Parma, in Italy. There is nothing I can say about Remembrance that wasn’t said more eloquently and authoritatively than what can be found in Barbara Bullard’s book Remembrance: Pathways to Expanded Learning with Music and Metamusic®
Check out Remembrance at Hemi-Sync.com
The Mozart Effect has been studied and debated for decades and the only information I have to add to that volley is an anecdotal bit of demographic data: If I were a logically minded, left-brained, cisgendered, heterosexual, alpha-male I would love this interpretation of Mozart’s Sonata for Two Pianos in D, K.448. This was, without a doubt, a home run for me, for producer Barbara Bullard, and for Monroe Products. And male executives into Judo and Karate LOVE to listen to it while they work. THEY. LOVE. IT.
Check out Einstein’s Dream at Hemi-Sync.com
For what it’s worth, I had just quit smoking and I think the frenetic, prickly, and persistently annoying Golden Mind reflected my tenuous grasp on temperance when faced with crippling nicotine withdrawals. I’m glad to report that I haven’t had a cigarette since 2007.
Check out Golden Mind at Hemi-Sync.com
DISCLAIMER: I do not now nor have I ever worked for Interstate Industries or The Monroe Institute. I write music, Interstate Industries adds Hemi-Sync® and then they distribute the derivative work according to our license agreement. That’s it, that’s my role: I do not otherwise concern myself with Hemi-Sync® technology or the Hemi-Sync® brand.
WARNING: This music contains audio brainwave entrainment technologies. People who are subject to seizures, auditory disorders, or adverse mental conditions should not listen to this music without first consulting a physician. DO NOT listen to this music while driving, operating heavy machinery, or performing any other activities that require focused attention. Although binaural beats entrainment audio may contribute to wellness, it is not intended as a replacement for medical or psychological treatment. No medical claims are intended express or implied. No statements made have been evaluated or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. For best results, use stereo headphones or earbuds.
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