Coronal Loops is a sonic reflection on the nature of waiting, uncertainty, and isolation. This album contains loops and fragments created during the 2020-21 Pandemic.
Many of the tracks were born from the much longer sonic meditations created for Michael’s YouTube channel. The intention was to provide a soothing escape and to illuminate an inner light that shines in each of us.
Released 11 June 2021 on Healing Sound Propagandist
The sounds of Heavenly Bodies were constructed by using the spatial movements of the planets translated into frequencies. Astronomy is the application of geometry through space, music is the application of geometry through time. This album seeks to bridge the spatial and sonic by exploring the sacred ratios and mathematics that guide the planets as they dance through our solar system with perfect balance and precision.
Released 9 April 2021 on Pregnant Void
The Dream Cycles
This eight and a half-hour long album contains a carefully crafted mix of musical tones, binaural beats (for headphone listeners) tuned to aid sleep, long periods of silence or barely audible soundscapes to aid in the cycles of deep sleep, an extended session during the third phase of sleep to guide in lucid dreaming, and a gently unfolding piece of music on the piano that emerges slowly from the lucid dream suite like a mirage to welcome you into the hypnopompic state of shifting towards waking consciousness.
Released 21 January 2021 on Sound of Listening
H E L I O S T Ā S I O
Heliostāsio stands for the standing of the sun so called by ancient Greeks to describe the solstice. This ambient album is the outcome of an impromptu live jam session by sound artists’s Michael Reiley (Philadelphia) and Wild Anima (Berlin) recorded at Berlin’s Glogauair residency space in September 2018.
Inspired by their own individual stays in Iceland the artists paint a multi-layered soundscape standing in between night and day and time and matter. Translating this infinite yet ephemeral moment found in the dance of the celestial bodies, where shadow and light slip softly in between the rhythms of nature and the cosmos. The spaces in between, dawn and dusk, solstices and equinoxes. Recurring patterns yet never the same.
Released 21 December 2020 on Sacred Sea Records
In this collection of vibrational attunement, we visit seven of the core frequencies in the ancient Solfeggio tuning system. Each frequency is associated with a color (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet). Also, each of these frequencies corresponds to a node of energy that goes along the spine called The Chakras. Many believe that receiving these vibrations through our bodies can enact a change in our energy for a specific resonance.
Everything in the universe is related to a frequency. Everything is vibration, from the infinitely small to the infinitely large. Each frequency transmitted vibrates, in motion, the same receiving frequency. For example, the colors or medicinal plants each have their own properties, musical frequencies also offer their own peculiarities.
Released 6 November 2020 on Sound of Listening
As an extension of Michael’s weekly offering on Meditative Soundscapes comes a new album in the “Meditation” series. This collection of music explores the broad and important concept of Vipassanā as a form of meditation. The album can experienced as a soundtrack to a wordless guided meditation to explore the “three marks of existence” as the ultimate inquiry into true nature of existence. It can also be explored as a curiosity or background ambient music or as a soundtrack to your life.
Released 4 September 2020 on Sound of Listening
An album of gently unfolding minimal waves of sounds. This simple suite contains over two hours of long-playing tracks that move slowly with many pauses in sound to make room for your own experience. The sound palette for Samatha is a simple Juno pad and RavVast hand pan (similar to the Hang Drum, a cross between a steel drum and a harp). This music was created for an online Yoga Class by Italian teacher Monica Gentile. It has a very live feel as it was recorded usually in one stream of conscious take as I played along to the yoga video class. It feels like you are in the room with me as I play. It obviously works well for your own practice, meditation, being, becoming and the gentle unfolding of life as it is.
Released 10 April 2020 on Sound of Listening
A quartet of pieces to be used in succession or mixed with other music intended for yoga practice, sound baths, meditation, reiki or relaxation. Download as high-quality MP3 or stream through the Bandcamp App for your class, studio or private practice.
Released 20 August 2019 on Sound of Listening
Dibba-sota is one of the deeper states of transcendent meditation taught in Buddhism. Specifically, Dibba-sota translates from the Pali to mean “Divine ear” or clairaudience or supernatural hearing.
This collection of deep and still music is inspired by the imagined serenity and interconnection I find listening to the (un)natural world. Many of the tracks contain field recording I made in 2016 traveling to Ottawa, Quebec, Montana and Washington. With each piece, I sought to augment the natural environmental sounds
Released 6 April 2017 on Sound of Listening
Quiescent is a journey into a meditative dreamland. The album in its entirety is an eight-hour-long soundtrack patterned after the four sleep cycles. The music gently drifts with you as you release into slumber and then brings you back through to the other side of consciousness. This album can be experienced as a companion to a full night’s sleep or in smaller pieces during yoga, meditation, relaxation, or being.
Released 8 September 2014 on Sound of Listening