Sounds From the Ground Up - New Age Retailer
Designed for use by yoga practitioners and students, Asana Sangit absolutely fits the bill. The six songs were composed and performed by musician Mark Biehl. The album begins slowly and peacefully. “Tayari” is a free flow of ambient notes, centering yoga enthusiasts within their bodies and bringing their attention to a more intentional, meditative place. This track moves seamlessly into “Dhire Barhna,” which encourages easy movement with slow percussion and guitar. The tempo increases with “Garmi” and “Bardast,” getting the blood flowing and body moving with more effort. Then, gradually, the tone deepens and softens on “Kam Karna.” The album concludes with the tranquil piano notes of “Santipurna.”
Asana Sangit’s playing time is about one hour. Guitar contributions come from Peter Maunu.
New Age Retailer
One of the best debuts of the year...Biehl's wondrous compositions
sparkle with an effervescent freshness. I urge you to take an
inner trip with LANDSCAPES...
World Music Magazine
This is music woven by a wonderful loom to create a tapestry of
sound a sound characterized by lush arrangements, rich textures and
intricate rhythms. Mark Biehl has shown great ingenuity and inventiveness
on several artistic levels...
LANDSCAPES is upbeat. It is a listening pleasure that keeps your interest and teases your imagination. I find myself playing it
again and again.
New Times Seattle
It's rare to see such a fully realized project as LANDSCAPES by
an established artist on a major label, so it's especially gratifying
to herald the impressive independent debut of Mark Biehl.
Alternate Music Press
This is without a doubt one of the most dynamic, energetic, and
positive instrumental albums I've ever listened to. All in all a superb
New Age Voice
Anyone who has enjoyed the mythical sonic journeys of David Arkenstone
will find these appealing in the same way. Let the music take
you on a tour of places you may never visit anywhere other than in your
LANDSCAPES is destined to become signature hallmark tracks and
do what Ray Lynch's "Deep Breakfast" did for all of us 'back-in-the-day.'
Mark Biehl is a new artist to be placed on everyone's hot list.
Wind and Wire
Biehl's music is very soundtrack-like in nature. There is no better
escape from reality and no better break for the weary mind...It
took hold of me and refused to let go.
Omega New Age Directory
Melodic, rhythmic and very accessible new age instrumentals make
this high spirited release a hit. Highly recommended.
Spirit of Change
LANDSCAPES unifies music for the millennium...an aurally conjured
visible panorama of intensely mystical vistas. It is music for
the music lover, the seer, the romantic, the spiritual and the daydreamer.
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