Catalogue of CDs

RECORDINGS OF MUSIC 

BY 

FRANK PERRY  

         MOUNTAIN BELL MUSIC 

Recordings of Frank’s Music fall into Two Main Categories: –

 

Firstly, pieces utilising All of Frank’s equipment: – DEEP PEACE, STAR PEACE& PLANETARY PEACE #1.  These feature a huge range of different soundscapes; and, Secondly, music which focuses upon or features a ‘family’ of instruments (i.e. Gongs only, Bowls only, etc) or, which concentrates upon a specific sound-energy / chakra-meditation e.g. INFINITE PEACE, ETERNAL PEACE or THE HEALING BOWLS OF TIBET. These arise from Frank’s long-term desire (started in 1965) to create very deep musical – sound – compositions using spiritual knowledge / observations regarding the effects of these sacred sounds. These albums contrast with and compliment the variety and breadth of sound textures found in the former category. Frank’s music features graphic skeletal scores, entirely spontaneous improvisation and instant composition.   

 

Frank Perry

  Frank began playing his percussion instruments in the spring of 1964. In 1965, having discovered that he was a channel for members of The Great White Brotherhood, Frank prayed that he may be guided in his music as a Path of Service. Since 1974 his music-making has almost entirely centred upon his sacred meditation music. He is a multi-faceted artist who shares his mystical experiences and perceptions with others through the creative expression of his spirit via a wide variety of media. Elsewhere on this site are his graphic scores, paintings, and writings. His unique skill with Tibetan ritual instruments combined with his exceptionally deep understanding of sound currents produces a safe experience / sound-environment that is designed to potently reawaken the ancient wisdom regarding the power of sound and create a deep alignment with your deepest innermost Divine Self. Elsewhere on this site is a biography plus various other articles exploring these issues.

 

Using exceptionally pure instruments – many of them being of great antiquity and coming from spiritual traditions of the Far East/Central Asia – his music also has a cleansing quality most suitable for working on the higher chakras; the ‘golden triangle.’ 

He is a composer, improvising percussionist, overtone singer, spiritual healer; sound healer; a spiritual / karmic astrologer; clairvoyant, clairaudient, a channel, artist and psychic artist, an inventor of musical instruments, a writer, a very experienced workshop leader; and often referred to as a shaman (by shamans) as well as a ‘sound master.’ He began consciously following his spiritual path in 1965. 

He has appeared on 105 album releases (LPs, MCs, & CDs) and has given well over 350 solo concerts since 1970 and more than 300 lectures/workshops since 1977 throughout the world & at countless international events. A Discography is available on this site for those interested.

 

        A guide for those with specific needs (listed in order of release): –

            

 

Healers   The Healing Bowls of Tibet, Deep Peace, Rainbow Healing Peace, Chakra Healing, & Deep Healing (Peace).
Relaxation   Deep Peace, Infinite Peace, Eternal Peace, Crystal Peace, The Healing Bowls of Tibet, Rainbow Healing Peace, Ancient Tibetan Initiation Bowls, Chakra Healing, Legend of Shambhala,.Tibetan Peace, & Deep Healing        (Peace).
Meditation  Infinite Peace, Eternal Peace, Crystal Peace, The Healing Bowls of Tibet, Rainbow Healing Peace, Ancient Tibetan Initiation Bowls, Chakra Healing, & Deep Healing (Peace).
Inspiration  Deep Peace, Star Peace, Divine Peace, Path to Shambhala,  Planetary Peace #1, Chakra Healing, Legend of Shambhala, Tibetan Peace, & Way of the Bowls.
Tibetan Bowls  The Healing Bowls of Tibet, Path to Shambhala, Ancient Tibetan Initiation Bowls, Chakra Healing, Legend of Shambhala, All-Conquering Light, Himalayan Studies Volumes 1 to 5, Deep Healing, Tibetan Peace, & Way of the Bowls.
Gongs Infinite Peace, Star Peace, & Planetary Peace #1
Overtone Chant Rainbow Healing Peace, Infinite Peace, Divine Peace, Planetary Peace #1, Ancient Tibetan Initiation Bowls, & Legend of Shambhala.
Improvised Music Deep Peace, Crystal Peace, Divine Peace, The Healing Bowls of Tibet, Rainbow Healing Peace, Path to Shambhala, Planetary Peace#1, Ancient Tibetan Initiation Bowls, Legend of Shambhala, All-Conquering Light, & Himalayan Studies Volumes 1 to 5.

 

We generally have in stock the following selection from 

Frank’s 105 album releases: –

These may be ordered from our home address: 

3 Drake Close, Ringwood, Hants, BH24 1UG. UK.

Telephone: 01425-470168

We can only accept GBP (Pounds Sterling) sent as an International Money Order (from Post Office) made payable to Frank Perry OR you can pay via PayPal (https://www.paypal.com  click on Send Money) my ID is frank@frankperry.co.uk

Post and packing in the UK is £2.50 

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DEEP PEACE (1980).   73’ 48”

BEL CD    001.  £10 / Cassette £8 (post & packing extra within UK – £2.50)

 

This piece is ‘symphonic’ in scope being good for meditation, artistic inspiration, healing activities and relaxation. It moves seamlessly through a large variety of sound-textures; each one blending harmoniously into the next. It combines a fixed ‘Ritual’ backing-track with ‘numerological’ repetitive rhythmic cycles alongside spontaneous improvisation. Track 2 (the Cosmic Wine) is highlighted by a large, truly celestial, central section featuring a wide variety of bowed bells and bowed ‘sound-discs.’  The piece-as-a-whole works mainly upon the 3 higher chakras. Whilst Deep Peace is available as a double CD upon the American Celestial Harmonies label, only the BEL CD 001 includes the two extra tracks; MOUNTAIN SUNRISE (‘77) a musical meditation upon the sunrise of the spirit, & ABODE OF ANGELS (‘98) featuring music representative of the angels of the four elements intermixed; over 33 extra minutes of new ‘Ritual’ music – music that includes repetitive symbolic rhythmical cycles.

For those interested to know more about Frank’s inclusion of numerology, astrology and colour healing in his music making check out elsewhere on this site the copious booklet which originally accompanied the album release, or see the article  Temple of the Ancient Magical Presence (especially the Appendix).

Track 2: DEEP PEACE OF THE SON OF PEACE TO YOU.  My music features little repetition and unfolds more like a conversation or poem. This clip is but part of a larger whole.

“The brilliant percussionist Frank Perry has recorded a meditative album of improvisation, predominantly for bells and gongs, an experience as therapeutic as it is musically rich, and played in a manner so respectful of sound that your hearing becomes instantly more discriminating.”

John Fordham. The Guardian.

“Perry creates a work of eerie tranquillity and breathtaking harmonic richness. Compositionally, this album is more satisfying than Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings comparable work with Tibetan bells – in a very real sense one is drawn into an internal journey. No piece of music has had such a profound consciousness-altering effect upon me.”

Michael Draine. Op Magazine (U.S.A.)

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STAR PEACE (1986).  72’ 29”

BEL CD   005.  £10 / Cassette £8  (post & packing extra within UK – £2.50)

 

Based upon the Cycle of the Twelve Signs of the Zodiac STAR PEACE plays continuously for its 50 minutes, seamlessly unfolding through 12 very distinctly different meditative sound-scapes utilising all of Frank’s 500 + instruments also including Boo Flute and his Overtone Singing. Suitable for those who are happy with a more constantly varied or changing range of beautiful sound-colours whilst they listen – yet that inner core of deep peace is never lost. This BEL CD also includes a recent piece TEMPLE OF THE ANCIENT MAGICAL PRESENCE #2 (1998) an astonishing, very powerful piece again comprised of varied textures – a deep, inner journey of transformation lasting around 22 minutes. 

Track 1: STAR PEACE.  My music features little repetition and unfolds more like a conversation or poem. This clip is but part of a larger whole. These sounds don’t always transfer well into MP3’s – they are complex sounds and out-of-the-ordinary. This is from the section for the Sign Gemini.

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     “Oriental bells, gongs and Tibetan ‘singing bowls’ contribute to the variety of sounds. This is a rare experience that clears and heightens the consciousness.”  Hal Lingerman – LIFESTREAMS (Book).

 

PLANETARY PEACE (2001)    78:50

BEL CD 011 (CD only)£10 (post & packing extra within UK – £2)

 

This release contains a broad range of sound-worlds. This album is sub-titled BelovodyeLand of White Waters – being the Russian legend of Shambhala. The six tracks follow the planetary river of Light to the source. Sacred percussion instruments from huge gongs through countless bells and bowls to the tiny Tibetan invocation cymbals join with Mongolian-style overtone singing, dijeridu, overtone bamboo flute and cello harmonics to create a deep journey through a garden of beautiful sounds. The planetary order taken is Venus, Mars, Moon, Saturn, Mercury and Jupiter.

Track 3: AN ANCIENT PATHWAY.  My music features little repetition and unfolds more like a conversation or poem. This clip is but part of a larger whole.

Track 4: RAYS FROM THE TOWER PENETRATED OFTEN THE MISTS.  My music features little repetition and unfolds more like a conversation or poem. This clip is but part of a larger whole featuring 23 minutes played on 45 gongs.

“Frank creates a totally absorbing universe of sound that extends far beyond the idea of the percussive and plugs your imagination directly into his. If ordinary music is like painting, then this is sculpture. Frank’s music is created in part from an immense number of gongs, whose sonic richness does for me what Keanu Reeves does for young women, Tibetan bowls whose clarity creates a sound you seem to be able to walk right into, and other vibrational exotica. This record shares that unique property of truly great art of communicating both  on a very direct emotional level but of reserving an esoteric depth, for those who care to apply their minds as well as their senses.”

Max Steer – Catalyst 1993.

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LEGEND OF SHAMBHALA (2002 & 2003)  74:00

BEL CD 015 (CD only) £10 (post & packing extra within UK – £2.50)

            Another CD featuring the musical explorations of these wonderful instruments – also including Sacred Conch Shell Trumpets, Gongs and overtone singing too. This first track features a large range of sound textures moving from one section into another. It is a studio recording of the music for a metaphysical audio-visual featuring the paintings of Russian artist Nicholas Roerich (1874 – 1948) linked to the theme of Shambhala. The music minus the paintings must needs be more dramatic. For this recording the proportions of its sections were based upon the Fibonacci Series (Geometry of Nature) except here adapted as a Palendrome, to commemorate 2002. 

            The second piece TEMPLE OF LIGHT has echoes of side two of DEEP PEACE (one of frank’s earliest LP’s – recorded in 1980) and features a background drone upon 7 Tibetan Hand bells (Drilbu) playing a form of ‘Music of the Spheres’ above a beautiful ancient Tibetan Singing Bowl attuned to the Heart Chakra and the Lord Maitreya  which plays throughout and above this drone are played three main sections upon Singing Bowls. The two outer sections are upon a group of deep bowls whilst the central section is played upon a collection of 39 high Yin bowls. At the point of the Golden Section (Geometry of Nature) mystical music, representing Communion with the Cosmic Heart, enters. 

            Track 2: TEMPLE OF LIGHT.  My music features little repetition and unfolds more like a conversation or poem. This clip is but part of a larger whole.

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INFINITE PEACE & PEACE ETERNAL were conceived of as a pair uniting East and West. Designed to help promote World Peace; Peace through Culture. Both are of the second category concerned with deeper sound-meditation. Each accompanying booklet contains full notes regarding both the meditations, from which each piece derives its inspiration, plus suggested ways of working with these musical pieces to help promote World Peace.

 

            The main pieces on STAR PEACE, INFINITE PEACE, ETERNAL PEACE & CRYSTAL PEACE were all recorded entirely digitally in The White Temple of the White Eagle Lodge in January of 1986 using UHJ-Ambisonic Surround-Sound techniques. In the main, one microphone was used and therefore no ‘mixing’ could subsequently be done. What you hear is quite simply precisely what I played in the unique acoustic of the circular and dome-shaped White Temple, alongside the truly wonderful spiritual vibrations. For details of the recording session or a full technical account of the UHJ Ambisonic Surround-Sound used click here UHJ. and read the article by Richard Elen:  Ambisonics is there a ‘New Age’.

 

INFINITE PEACE (1986).  72’ 12”                     

BEL CD 002.  £10 / Cassette £8  (post & packing extra within UK – £2.50)

 

Part 1: PEACE OF THE BLESSED BUDDHA, is a long meditation in four parts for huge, deep Gongs; antique Tibetan Singing Bowls; Japanese Zen Buddhist Temple Bells; Burmese Meditation Gongs; Petalumines, Soundplates, Pyrahermeezees etc. Performed whilst in Tibetan meditation, it is supremely peaceful, slow, & full of deep inner silence and stillness. Part 2: GOLDEN CITY OF PEACE, opening with very deep gongs, settling upon a very sacred Tibetan Heart-Chakra Singing Bowl (12th c), featuring Frank’s rich bass-voice, Mongolian – style overtone chanting; a Cosmic Heart ‘Praise-song’ powerfully raising us into Communion with the Divine. The CD contains the extra piece CALL OF THE MOUNTAIN OF THE GOLDEN BOWLS (‘98) which is around 12 minutes long exclusively featuring the enchanting sounds of Tibetan Singing Bowls. On this CD the sounds hang on the borderline with silence.

Track 1: PEACE OF THE BLESSED BUDDHA.  My music features little repetition and unfolds more like a conversation or poem. This clip is but part of a larger whole.

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PEACE ETERNAL (1986).  73’ 24”

BEL CD 003.  £10 / Cassette £8  (post & packing extra within UK – £2.50)

 

Part 1: TEMPLE OF ISIS / SANCTUARY OF PEACE, is a meditation upon an ancient Tibetan Singing Bowl working upon the Throat Chakra, over which Frank plays sparsely upon various ancient temple bells and above it all Chinese bamboo flutes. Through a shimmer of wind chimes we enter a space of bells over which breathes an improvised song on the Chinese flutes. Peaceful yet very uplifting and inspiring. Part 2: LORD, MAKE ME AN INSTRUMENT OF THY PEACE, features the ‘family’ of Chinese Resting Bells plus antique Chinese & Japanese Temple Bell Trees. These have a very warm, uniquely mellow sound seemingly floating or hanging in the air, caressing the magical silence of the White Temple. Very beautiful, played with lots of space and silences, gently permeating and strengthening our aura as we abide meditating in the Eternal Silence. The CD includes MONTSEGUR (’98 – the ‘Treasure of the Cathars’) a major piece over 31 minutes long with deep, powerful gongs contrasting with sections of bells yet still compatible with the peacefulness of the former tracks then settling into the huge ‘Kanchenjunga Bowl’ – sounding the Cosmic Heart moving towards a truly celestial ending – expressive of the Cathar ‘Treasure’ – the Gospel of the Divine Love of the Cosmic Christ.

Track 2: LORD, MAKE ME AN INSTRUMENT OF THY PEACE.  My music features little repetition and unfolds more like a conversation or poem. This clip is but part of a larger whole.

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CRYSTAL PEACE (1986).   67’ 09”

BEL CD 004.  £10 / Cassette £8  (post & packing extra within UK – £2.50)

 

Part 1: CRYSTAL STAR Features the large collection of beautiful mellow-sounding Chinese Resting Bells & Chinese – Japanese Bell Trees, gradually including more ethereal bowed sounds, whose crystal-clear sounds are as beams of Light from our Higher Self, gently opening us to the inner worlds. Part 2: CRYSTAL PEACE taking the theme of Crystals, this is a totally spontaneous improvisation weaving its way through Frank’s entire collection of exotic healing sounds. The CD has an extra track CHINTAMANI  (’91) over 26 minutes long for a set of ‘Noah Bells’ from India and featuring Frank’s ‘hanging sounds’ – where Silence is truly golden! There is a very strong ‘Zen’ and ‘Taoist’ feel to the consciousness breathing through this piece – suitable for’ letting go’.

Track 2: CRYSTAL PEACE.  My music features little repetition and unfolds more like a conversation or poem. This clip is but part of a larger whole.

For more info click HERE

 

          “Frank Perry’s tapes are all very unique. His music, or sounds, are highly evocative, and are reminiscent of nothing else on Earth – except perhaps, esoteric Tibetan temple music, which of old was used to induce very deep and lasting trance states, leading to initiation. The effect of this music is both unbelievably ancient as well as futuristic, and can only be said to depict other states of reality and other levels of consciousness… a pioneer into dimensional realities which have not yet been explored by contemporary music, and in that he stands alone.”                

            Vee Van Dam. (Editor) Spiral Magazine. Reviewing all the Peace tapes (Deep Peace, Infinite Peace, Eternal Peace, Crystal Peace & Star Peace)

            “The most spiritual music I’ve ever heard.”

            Brian Lee. Caduceus Magazine.

            “Frank Perry’s work is the result of rigorous discipline of devotion to spirit. The sounds he creates are charged with spiritual energy, with light. They shimmer with refined emanations. This has a penetrating – and ultimately healing – effect upon the auric field of the listener leading into cosmic and angelic dimensions of creation.”                                          

            Andreas Bettray. Caduceus Magazine.

 

THE SINGING BOWLS OF TIBET (1997)   100’      

Cassette only.   £8 (Currently Discontinued – available as THE HEALING BOWLS  OF TIBET – see immediately below.)

 

Here we have 100 minutes of Frank’s music and wisdom. Side A begins with a 7-minute piece: – TREASURE OF THE MOUNTAIN with huge gongs and the wonderfully magical sounds of the Singing Bowls. The bowls are then used to illustrate an in-depth talk on their many aspects, answering all of those frequently asked questions. Side B: – THE WAY OF THE BOWLS begins with a very short spoken meditation on the Heart Chakra which leads us out into around 45 minutes of unique Tibetan Singing Bowl Music utilising many playing techniques and sound-textures found within Frank’s rare collection of over 150 of these ancient, sacred instruments and closing with the beautiful overtone choir. Listening to these powerfully charged bowl sounds has a purifying, ennobling, and very strengthening effect upon the whole aura. Frank began using Tibetan ritual instruments in his music in 1973. Apart from being a definitive cassette version of Frank’s workshops, it ‘s also the long-awaited tape of Frank’s Tibetan Singing Bowl Music!

 

TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS Volume 1

THE HEALING BOWLS OF TIBET (1998)   72’ 08”

BEL CD 006. (CD only)  £10  (post & packing extra within UK – £2.50)

 

This CD includes the two pieces of Tibetan singing bowl music from the above cassette TREASURE OF THE MOUNTAIN (8 mins) with some huge gongs and the wonderfully magical sounds of the Singing Bowls,&  THE WAY OF THE BOWLS (44 mins) which begins with the beautiful-sounding Heart Chakra bowl which leads us out into around 45 minutes of unique Tibetan Singing Bowl music utilising many playing techniques and sound-textures found within Frank’s rare collection of over 150 of these ancient, sacred instruments and closing with the beautiful overtone choir. In addition this CD includes the new piece WITHIN THE PETALS OF THE ROSE a further 21 minutes of Tibetan Bowl music only this time focusing upon the Healing side of their uniquely potent sounds. Two very deep, powerful bowls play continuously, with the first 7 minutes adding Solar Plexus bowls, Heart Chakra bowls for the following 7 minutes and ending with Throat Chakra bowls. Accompanied by a spacey and gentle improvisation upon selected bowls over it all.

Track 3: WITHIN THE PETALS OF THE ROSE.  My music features little repetition and unfolds more like a conversation or poem. This clip is but part of a larger whole.

The CD version has no speech whatsoever

– simply 72 minutes of deeply peaceful and magical

Tibetan Singing Bowl music!

            “An amazing journey into the world of inner sound. Frank Perry’s knowledge of this world comes from a deep awareness of musical structure and an understanding of what he calls ‘the psychic content’ of music. For those who do not know Frank’s musical world, this tape is an excellent introduction; for those who already do, it will deepen and enrich their acquaintance.”                                 

            Brian Lee. Caduceus.

 

    For more info click HERE

 

 

DIVINE PEACE (1998)   72’ 49”

BEL CD 007. (CD only)  £10  (post & packing extra within UK – £2.50)

 

This CD consists of 3 tracks: – THE TEMPLE WITHIN which features Frank’s overtone singing with the 800-year-old Heart Chakra Tibetan singing bowl; MOUNTAIN OF THE SHINING ONES, a long track derived from a totally spontaneous improvisation upon the complete collection of all his instruments and a fine example of Frank’s ‘vertical’ improvisations. Sections largely alternate between Petalumines and Gongs. The exceptionally rare ‘Talking Bowl’ and ‘Whistling Bowl’ also appear. Both pieces come from ‘The White Temple’ 1986 recording sessions, benefiting both from the acoustics and the sublime spiritual energies of the Temple of the Brotherhood. Finally, we include a brand new piece, MESSAGE FROM SHAMBHALA. This last track is intended to represent Frank’s ‘live’ festival performances whilst it also has close affinity with the opening track except that here his powerful overtone chanting – including Tibetan Tantric ‘Undertone’ chanting – is framed by very deep Tibetan bowls overlaid with the exceptionally exotic and haunting sounds of special ‘Water’ bowls – deeply potent sonic vibrations!

Track 2: MOUNTAIN OF THE SHINING ONES.  My music features little repetition and unfolds more like a conversation or poem. This clip is but part of a larger whole.

 

            The CD Divine Peace makes available material from The White Temple recording sessions of 1986 which was too long to be issued on cassette. A ten minute piece for Tibetan bowl and overtone singing, ‘The Temple Within’ acts as an overture to ‘Mountain of the Shining Ones’, a totally spontaneous forty minute improvisation that seems to live on the precipice of the moment. The album is completed with a piece from 1996, ‘Message from Shambhala’ representative of Frank’s live festival performances, using deep Tibetan bowls, the wordless message of overtone chanting and the exotic sound of water bowls.

            Frank Perry is not setting out to create something comfortable and relaxing in his music. It is beautiful certainly but behind that beauty is a power like that of Rilke’s angel ‘that disdains to destroy us’ and behind that power is a peace, what Frank calls ‘the deep inner peace of the spirit’. And that peace is the source of healing.

            “Frank Perry’s music takes place in a slow moving world – the only time is the time it takes for a sound to be heard and die away. It is a world of exquisite beauty whose landscapes vary between the purity of Tibetan singing bowls, the ritual of bells and the power of gongs and cymbals. It is music created by improvisation and spontaneous composition that can lead us deep within ourselves into meditational states. To celebrate his 50th birthday Frank has issued seven CDs of some of the most profound and spiritually aware music I have ever heard.

Brian Lee for Caduceus Issue 42 (Winter ‘98-’99)

 

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RAINBOW HEALING PEACE (1999)   78’ 47”         

BEL CD 009 (CD only)  £10  (post & packing extra within UK – £.502)

 

This CD largely features a harmonic choir – a group of improvising overtone singers recorded in 1996. There are a total of 8 tracks with the choir and these are interspersed with sympathetic pieces either for Frank’s solo ‘hoomi’ (overtone singing) or for his instrumentals featuring Tibetan Bowls, Tibetan Bells, and Gongs – instruments themselves rich in overtones. This CD has a total of 13 tracks and lasts almost 79 minutes. Their order and timing create an uninterrupted flow, a meditative space. The theme for the whole album is that wonderful natural phenomenon the ‘Aurora Borealis.’ The final piece ‘Song of the Hathors’ also includes Frank’s Tibetan Tantric undertone chanting. The overtone choir worked under Frank’s direction for almost 4 years and naturally developed a very good rapport. All three members are composers in their own right and so this music is a form of instant (ego-less) composition. The human voice as an ‘Aeolian harp’ comes closest to describing this beautiful sound, which also powerfully draws listeners into the interior journey. The music all springs forth from out of profound meditative silence and, whilst at times powerful, carries an overall gentle healing and uplifting quality.

Track 10: COLOURS OF SILENCE.  My music features little repetition and unfolds more like a conversation or poem. This clip is but part of a larger whole.

“It has the curious ability to dilate and suspend time. In these sound worlds, time does not pass in linear progression but is only felt as a pulsation of harmonics, an expanding texture from a sound core.

One seems to be gazing into a pool of silence in which sound ripples the surface with the most exquisite colours and shades and where each shift is perceived, as it were, in prismatic close up. The normal perception of intervals is suspended as the harmonics create a kind of hall of mirrors in which one perceives the same note in different dimensions and within different special parameters. This arrests ordinary consciousness with its predictable linear patterns and draws it into the underlying silence.

“Stargate Sirius” the penultimate piece begins with a highly dramatic instrumental introduction: gongs mixed with water bowls and their flame-like harmonics reach two overwhelming crescendos before over a deeper bowl ostinato the hoomi starts. The voice is luminous with extremely high and compressed harmonics while the soft deep bowl pulsates below.

However, there is a 13th, final track, the most powerful of them all, and it is the culmination of this choir’s work together: “Song of the Hathors” starts in unison, then fans out, still on the same note, over four octaves. Suddenly the sound intensifies until it erupts into the most exciting section of Tibetan tantric undertone “bellows”. These move into sustained pulsations which underlie and structure the whole piece.

The second male voice then soars into the most amazing, almost violently compressed, harmonics. They are extremely high and scintillating and gain in intensity and match the wildness and power of the subharmonic “bellows”. The high female voice clusters around the ground notes of the male high harmonics until it, too, begins to soar.

This wonderful piece concludes what is a remarkable disc with electrifying vitality.”

Andreas Bettray.  Caduceus Magazine. Autumn. 1999.

 

              For more info click HERE

 

TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS Volume 2

PATH TO SHAMBHALA (1999)    73’ 02”                                   

BEL CD 010 (CD only) £10  (post & packing extra within UK – £2.50)

 

This is one of Frank’s releases featuring explorations into the more exciting musical possibilities of the Singing Bowls of Tibet. The first track TEN BULLS takes its inspiration from this ancient Zen Buddhist story. Filmmaker Kim Bour commissioned Frank for this. Nevertheless, the film hasn’t been made yet, as Kim wanted to create it from out of Frank’s music. This piece flows continuously through 10 short parts. The second, longer piece – OLMO LUNG RING ‘Silver Palace of the Garuda Valley’ – is in 7 sections and is patterned upon this ancient Bonpo (pre-Buddhist) centre and is something of a ‘shamanic journey’ to this ancient abode of adepts. In his own unique way, Frank explores extremely rich and subtle textures in this piece – many totally new and never-before-heard textures from Frank’s enormous range of Tibetan Singing Bowls. This is a deeply powerful track featuring the unique harmonic resonances of these ancient Singing Bowls with Frank’s uniquely remarkable sensitivity regarding their spiritual sound-potency for representing deep meditative and contemplative states of awareness. In some ways this piece bridges both types of Frank’s music focussing upon one ‘family’ of instruments and yet featuring a huge orchestral palette.

Track 1: TEN BULLS.  My music features little repetition and unfolds more like a conversation or poem. This clip is but part of a larger whole.

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TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS Volume 3

ANCIENT TIBETAN INITIATION BOWLS (1993 & 2001)  79′:00

BEL CD 012 (CD only) £10 (post & packing extra within UK – £2.50)

            Also known as Volume 2 of Frank’s Planets Suite (PLANETARY PEACE)- subtitled ‘Ancient Tibetan Initiation Bowls’. It is a CD featuring the wonderfully magical sounds of Tibetan Bells, Tibetan Singing Bowls, Tibetan invocation cymbals (Ting-shag). Here we find the tracks for the remaining planets Vulcan, Sun, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. The longest track (Sun) also features Frank’s shamanic overtone singing. Originally conceived and largely recorded in 1993, it is now released for the very first time ever!

            With two Tibetan Bowl CDs already released, Frank was in two minds about releasing this – actually his first CD dedicated entirely to the sounds of the Tibetan Bowls (his first release featuring these sounds alone was track two of his second solo Album on the USA Celestial Harmonies label titled: NEW ATLANTIS – recorded in 1983) – at all. But listening to it again recently, he felt that these sessions indeed possessed a very unique quality and did deserve to be released as another facet of his work with these deeply potent instruments.

           Track 2: AWAKENS THE TREASURES OF MOUNT KANCHENJUNGA.  My music features little repetition and unfolds more like a conversation or poem. This clip is but part of a larger whole.

          Track 4: THE CHINTAMANI STONE IS FOUND.  My music features little repetition and unfolds more like a conversation or poem. This clip is but part of a larger whole.

            For more info click HERE 

Belovodye 2 is an unparalleled triumph, a true masterpiece from all perspectives;  as experimental music, as performance artistry of the highest calibre, and as the sustained utterance of a truly exalted spiritual ‘note’. I would never use the word masterpiece lightly, but this is one indeed. Within the 79 minutes there are five tracks evoking Vulcan, the Sun -a glorious 34-minute sunbath for the ears – Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, subtitled Singing the Praises of the Blessed One Within All. As the equivalent of 150th Psalm in pure sound it had that sense of uplifted wonder and heart-release that characterises true worship in the spirit. Particular praise must be given to Oliver Nares’s wonderful and sensitive recording of the instruments.

Maxwell SteerMusic& the Psyche 2001

 

TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS Volume 4

CHAKRA HEALING (1999 & 2001)  78:00

BEL CD 013 (CD only) £10 (post & packing extra within UK – £2.50)

            A CD entirely dedicated to working with the Chakras – or ‘Body of Light’ – featuring ancient Tibetan Singing Bowls especially made to activate the several chakras and collected by Frank over several decades. This is a serious workout and is highly potent and needs to be used with care. Each track is a composed piece of music taken from the perspective of the total evolutionary journey of our consciousness through the chakra system. Each track prominently features those bowls especially tuned to the chakras. Frank doesn’t use any intellectual system for determining which bowls work with chakras, but rather his intuition, past-life memories, insights from his spirit guides, and his spiritual observations (and as observed upon countless hundreds of patients who’ve come to him for sound healing) concerning the direct effect of certain very rare ancient bowls upon specific chakras. Much of the music on this CD has evolved out of Frank’s unique form of sound healing using such bowls. To find out more about Frank’s Sound Healing work read any of the three articles in that section.

            This is a new Landmark in Chakra CDs – one that really delivers!

           Track 2: SECRET OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER.  My music features little repetition and unfolds more like a conversation or poem. This clip is but part of a larger whole.

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“Frank Perry has long been recognised as a master of his extraordinary sacred percussion – the Tibetan singing bowls above all, gongs, Maya balls, rainsticks, Tibetan bells and other assorted instruments. Add to this his exquisite overtone singing and you have a magical, otherworldly soundscape like no other in which you could bathe indefinitely.

It is both a musically rich tapestry which you can perceive as an archetypal structure Perry intuits at a psychic level. At the same time the sounds are a therapeutic vibrational medicine that clearly cleanses mind, body and soul. The vibrations can do their work whether or not you decide to actually listen to them as you would ordinary music. For it has to be accepted that musical sounds operate on our physical and energy bodies through sympathetic or forced resonance if even we are deaf.

Since 1968 Perry’s aim has been to dedicate himself to finding and using sounds that have definite healing properties – primarily the singing bowls. He has amassed a very large collection of them through listening to more than 4000 bowls over a 20-year period.

As Perry states: “In certain schools of Tibetan Yoga particular religious objects are charged with psycho-spiritual powers and the most sacred singing bowls are likewise charged. Some of these are intended to assist us along our spiritual path of unfoldment such as special chakra bowls.”

Unlike Volume 3 with its complexity and richness of sounds, including the overtoning, Chakra Healing has a potent simplicity and subtlety using primarily the singing bowls – carefully selecting them to activate the particular chakra. The complete experience is one of purification wherein the sounds seem to swirl into the energy centres and awaken them to resonate at their true frequencies. At the same time the primary energy of kundalini is stimulated in a rising pulsation.

 The essence of this music that Perry draws down to Earth is Akasha itself. That is, space opens up, time slows down and silences are heard. These sounds with their enormous range from the deepest rumblings of the gongs to the high tinnabulations of the Tibetan bells just hang there in space as a fluid geometry creating slow beat patterns. Therefore brain states are altered and you enter higher dimensions of existence where you can come into contact with your still, all-knowing Self and experience deep peace. This is the inner journey par excellence. With these recordings Perry has reached a pinnacle of spirit and expression. The expression ‘sacred sound’ is often very loosely used to describe all sorts of toning, chanting and music. In the case of these CDs it can be applied without reservation because you feel in the presence of some benevolent power far greater than the little self can fathom. These sounds call you to wake up and be who you truly are. You are helpless to do otherwise.”

Reviewed by James D’Angelo for Caduceus.

 

 

OUT THERE (2001)    70:53

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        This CD features the poetry of Owen Davis. Three poems read by Owen alone and the other eight poems accompanied by Cathy Stevens on viola and violin, Chas Dickie on cello and keyboards and Frank on a selection of his instruments. Owen’s poems have a lot of heart in them and Owen says of himself: “My influences? Thomas Traherne, John Bull and Orlando Gibbons, the horse chestnut tree, the little wren, Robert Nathan, the 1937 Lincoln Zephyr, Kenneth Patchen, Jamaican ska music of the mid-’60s, the seagull, Eric Dolphy (of course), Tommy Dorsey, the water-lily pond, Paul Matthews, and Annie herself.” The music ranges from set tunes to spontaneously improvised pieces. These poems were recorded in 1990 and Frank began working with Owen and Pool of Sound (Cathy& Chas) in May of 1987 and this session was their final recording together. It is now made available for the first time.

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TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS Volume 5

LEGEND OF SHAMBHALA (2002 & 2003)  74:00

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            Another CD featuring the musical explorations of these wonderful instruments – also including Sacred Conch Shell Trumpets, Gongs and overtone singing too. This first track features a large range of sound textures moving from one section into another. It is a studio recording of the music for a metaphysical audio-visual featuring the paintings of Russian artist Nicholas Roerich (1874 – 1948) linked to the theme of Shambhala. The music minus the paintings must needs be more dramatic. For this recording the proportions of its sections were based upon the Fibonacci Series (Geometry of Nature) except here adapted as a Palendrome, to commemorate 2002. 

            The second piece TEMPLE OF LIGHT has echoes of side two of DEEP PEACE (one of frank’s earliest LP’s – recorded in 1980) and features a background drone upon 7 Tibetan Hand bells (Drilbu) playing a form of ‘Music of the Spheres’ above a beautiful ancient Tibetan Singing Bowl attuned to the Heart Chakra and the Lord Maitreya  which plays throughout and above this drone are played three main sections upon Singing Bowls. The two outer sections are upon a group of deep bowls whilst the central section is played upon a collection of 39 high Yin bowls. At the point of the Golden Section (Geometry of Nature) mystical music, representing Communion with the Cosmic Heart, enters. 

            Track 2: TEMPLE OF LIGHT. My music features little repetition and unfolds more like a conversation or poem. This clip is but part of a larger whole.

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TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS Volume 6:

ALL-CONQUERING LIGHT    (2005)  78:56

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This CD features the extra tracks recorded at Amphonics Studio for the purpose of completing Volume 4 of the subsequent series titled HIMALAYAN STUDIES. This CD largely fulfils the main objective of the 5 CD set HIMALAYAN STUDIES, which was to record shorter pieces than I am used to creating and also to record them in one take with no over-dubs or multi-tracking, as it is often referred to. Usually my pieces are long – even if composed of shorter pieces within that total whole – and they are conceived of as an entire whole, sometimes even the titles are as lines of a poem so integrated are the several parts into the larger whole. Recording these shorter pieces brought about a change inasmuch as each would exist entirely upon their own without reference to anything else. 

Track 5: ENFOLDED IN THE CAPE OF SINGING FIRE.  My music features little repetition and unfolds more like a conversation or poem. This clip is but part of a larger whole.

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TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS Volume 7:

HIMALAYAN STUDIES Volume 1    (2004)  74:00

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The first CD in a series of 5 titled HIMALAYAN STUDIES. The idea first began to make a CD of short pieces. Usually my pieces are long – even if composed of short pieces. Usually, my releases are conceived of as an entire whole. Recording these shorter pieces brought about a change inasmuch as each would exist entirely upon their own without reference to anything else. Once I began creating these shorter pieces it became apparent that there were far more than could fit onto one CD. I then decided to celebrate my 40 years of music-making with a set of five CDs with the fifth one retrospectively looking back over the period of my recording career – as a kind of quintessence. 

A number of tracks on this CD drew their inspiration from certain paintings of the Russian artist Nicholas Roerich (1874 – 1948). 

Track 1: MAITREYA ALONG THE ROAD  My music features little repetition and unfolds more like a conversation or poem. This clip is but part of a larger whole.

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TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS Volume 8:

HIMALAYAN STUDIES Volume 2    (2004)  74:00

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The second CD in a series of 5 titled HIMALAYAN STUDIES. The idea first began to make a CD of short pieces. Usually my pieces are long – even if composed of short pieces. Usually, my releases are conceived of as an entire whole. Recording these shorter pieces brought about a change inasmuch as each would exist entirely upon their own without reference to anything else. Once I began creating these shorter pieces it became apparent that there were far more than could fit onto one CD. I then decided to celebrate my 40 years of music-making with a set of five CDs with the fifth one retrospectively looking back over the period of my recording career – as a kind of quintessence. 

A number of tracks on this CD drew their inspiration from certain paintings of the Russian artist Nicholas Roerich (1874 – 1948). 

Track 1: MAITREYA. TIBET.  My music features little repetition and unfolds more like a conversation or poem. This clip is but part of a larger whole.

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TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS Volume 9:

HIMALAYAN STUDIES Volume 3    (2004)  74:00

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The third CD in a series of 5 titled HIMALAYAN STUDIES. The idea first began to make a CD of short pieces. Usually my pieces are long – even if composed of short pieces. Usually, my releases are conceived of as an entire whole. Recording these shorter pieces brought about a change inasmuch as each would exist entirely upon their own without reference to anything else. Once I began creating these shorter pieces it became apparent that there were far more than could fit onto one CD. I then decided to celebrate my 40 years of music-making with a set of five CDs with the fifth one retrospectively looking back over the period of my recording career – as a kind of quintessence. 

A number of tracks on this CD drew their inspiration from certain paintings of the Russian artist Nicholas Roerich (1874 – 1948). 

Track 6: EYE OF THE STORM  My music features little repetition and unfolds more like a conversation or poem. This clip is but part of a larger whole.

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TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS Volume 10:

HIMALAYAN STUDIES Volume 4    (2004)  74:00

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The fourth CD in a series of 5 titled HIMALAYAN STUDIES. The idea first began to make a CD of short pieces. Usually my pieces are long – even if composed of short pieces. Usually, my releases are conceived of as an entire whole. Recording these shorter pieces brought about a change inasmuch as each would exist entirely upon their own without reference to anything else. Once I began creating these shorter pieces it became apparent that there were far more than could fit onto one CD. I then decided to celebrate my 40 years of music-making with a set of five CDs with the fifth one retrospectively looking back over the period of my recording career – as a kind of quintessence. 

A number of tracks on this CD drew their inspiration from certain paintings of the Russian artist Nicholas Roerich (1874 – 1948). 

Track 4: MILAREPA – THE ONE WHO HEARKENED. LISTENING TO THE DEVAS AT SUNRISE  My music features little repetition and unfolds more like a conversation or poem. This clip is but part of a larger whole.

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TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS Volume 11:

HIMALAYAN STUDIES Volume 5    (2004)  74:00

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The fifth and final CD in a series of 5 titled HIMALAYAN STUDIES. The idea first began to make a CD of short pieces. Usually my pieces are long – even if composed of short pieces. Usually, my releases are conceived of as an entire whole. Recording these shorter pieces brought about a change inasmuch as each would exist entirely upon their own without reference to anything else. Once I began creating these shorter pieces it became apparent that there were far more than could fit onto one CD. I then decided to celebrate my 40 years of music-making with a set of five CDs with the fifth one retrospectively looking back over the period of my recording career – as a kind of quintessence. 

One track on this CD drew its inspiration from a certain painting by the Russian artist Nicholas Roerich (1874 – 1948). 

Track 5: ENFOLDED IN THE CAPE OF SINGING FIRE   My music features little repetition and unfolds more like a conversation or poem. This clip is but part of a larger whole.

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TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS Volume 12

DEEP HEALING (PEACE)   (2007)  77:16

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A CD to focus upon the stillness at the heart of every singing bowl. Pieces relying heavily upon chosen antique singing bowls that channel a particular aspect of healing energy. Other tracks explore the approximate interval relationships between particular bowls.. This is suitable for heavy listening, relaxation or meditation or sound listening exercises.

Track 5: DEEP STILLNESS BENEATH THE STAR   My music features little repetition and unfolds more like a conversation or poem. This clip is but part of a larger whole.

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TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS Volume 13

TIBETAN PEACE    (2007)  74:00

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During the sessions for ALL-CONQUERING LIGHT recorded at Ian Dale’s Amphonic Studios in 2005 there were several tracks left over. I offered these to the Tashi Lhunpo monks to use for a future release. They told me that they planned to release it alongside recordings of their chanting – especially chants for H.H.Panchen Lama (Head of Tashi Lhunpo). However, I have heard nothing since and so I determined to release an album with some of the proceeds going to Tashi Lhunpo using these same pieces. That is the inspiration for this CD. Some of the improvisations from 2005 have one or two bowls or other instruments added to increase the dramatic effect.

Track 2: MOUNTAIN ABODE OF AN ANCIENT SPIRIT  My music features little repetition and unfolds more like a conversation or poem. This clip is but part of a larger whole.

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TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS Volume 14

WAY OF THE BOWLS    (2007)  78:20

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During the process of creating the pieces for the Himalayan Studies Series, I had some other pieces left over. These were a few pieces featuring aleatoric passages. To these were added other pieces that I felt inspired to create in the intervening period. There was enough material for another CD and so I have now released another three CDs in the TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS Series.

Track 3: SACRED MOUNT KAILAS  My music features little repetition and unfolds more like a conversation or poem. This clip is but part of a larger whole.

 

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