There, she played with musicians from all over the world, developing her own musical style, a meditative virtuosity that imbues all her albums.
Nandin’s flute plays to the heart of the listener, leading one to a timeless inner space. With the addition of a rich underlying tapestry of spacious soundscapes and the touch of temple bells, chimes and harps, she creates a soothing and relaxing listening environment.
This album is a desirable companion for any Healing Arts practitioner
or simply for those who would like to unwind to some peaceful background music.
Celestial Spa by Nandin • MB3712
Following in the footsteps of her award nominated Zen Spa, Nandin is adding another gem to her soothing Spa sequel.With a slightly more dynamic pace than the previous release, Celestial Spa uses the magical duet between flute and piano - supported by ambient and nature sounds - to create a tranquil yet absorbing environment.
This music will assist you in finding a place of rest and solace where you can allow your daily stress to wash away, entering a celestial space as vast as the sky above.
...flowing melodies that seem to caress the listener with waves of comfort are present throughout.
- New Age Retailer
The 59 minutes of music on this CD are ideal for massage, meditation and other deep relaxation activities.
- Music Design In Review
1. The Call of the Goddess - 12:45
2. Sparkling - 14:10
3. Into the Depths of Your Being - 14:32
4. Meditation - 14:06
Total time: 55:48
Zen Spa by Nandin • MB3212
2009 Visionary Retailers Music Awards: Best Healing Album Nominee
While the magical sound of Nandin's flute creates a tranquil and spacious surrounding, the use of ragas (Indian scales) adds an exotic eastern flavor to the music. Very suited for massage, spas, healing arts, meditation and personal well-being.
In Hindi, raga means ‘mood’ or ‘colour’ and evokes a particular atmosphere, often related to the time of day and season. Over the centuries the playing of these ragas has evolved into a form of meditation – a way to reconnect with our inner peace.
I had to make sure my feet were still on the ground when getting up after hearing this album with headphones. Reiki Meditations is quite transcendental and it’s hard to imagine a better soundtrack for meditation, yoga, massage, healing work, or just relaxing. Nandin’s flute playing is exquisite and I appreciate the intuitive and improvisational nature of it.
- Michael Diamond, music reviewer.
Existing at the core of ZEN SPA is a very interesting hybrid - a mix of Far Eastern themes and Indian structural elements. Canadian flutist and composer Nandin wields both compositional elements deftly - the music was created using the mold of an Indian raga, and features the dulcimer-like santoor, sitar drones and the whimsical swarmandel (harp) as key background sounds. However, her flute playing (which is the central melodic component) and the general feel of the music is reminiscent of the Far East. It sounds as if you're listening to a traditional Japanese piece of music played with Indian instruments, and the resultant sound is stunning. The music's pace is slow and meditative, making it a wonderful accompaniment for relaxation practices. - Music Design In Review
Steer your massage therapists, wellness practitioners, and their patrons straight to this CD for nearly an hour of sheer bliss with an Indian flavor. Four tracks, averaging about 14 minutes each, unwind patiently, soothing the soul and caressing the body with wave after wave of gentle music played on flute, santoor, tambura, swarmandel (Indian harp), and percussion, as well as deft application of ambient textures. Nandin Baker, Manish Vyas, and Sadhu Bolland are your guides on this serene mystical musical voyage. You’ll be carried along by the wafting flute melodies, buoyed by the delicately plucked and strummed harp, sometimes accented by subtle percussion (e.g., rainstick) and occasional soft synthesizer shadings. Based on traditional ragas, the four songs on Zen Spa are a healing tonic for our troubled times. Place a few copies in your incense or candle section and also consider steering those looking for music to accompany bath time towards this relaxing, sensuous album. - New Age Retailer