Chuck Wild of Liquid Mind is the artist behind his best-selling Liquid Mind albums made for relaxation. If the stereotypes point to how forgettable most new age music is, they also indicate how difficult it is for musicians to create truly good, artistic, and distinctive ambient recordings. While Liquid Mind albums are popular arrangements made specifically for relaxation and sleep, every one of the 11 Liquid Mind albums is perfect for yoga and massage. When I hear slow music, my heart rate falls as muscle relaxation ensues. Beyond the teeming activity of our lives on beloved Earth lies a great, eternal Silence.
After a period of this 'ocean therapy', I was able to relax enough to compose slow music. Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, September 20, 2016. But that system of artist development is no longer in place for the most part. S Top Ten New Age Chart at iTunes. He was signed to and as a staff songwriter in 1987. My music tends to be slower; perhaps more mellow sonically, laced with European classical harmonies, and is notable for the absence of any percussion instruments.
There have been many ups and downs, I remember in the early days sleeping in the back of my van with a pillow on the pedal board of my old Hammond B3 organ. The peace process begins with respectful Communication between two people, Person to Person, which leads to a discovery of their Shared Values. John: What factors led to your decision to begin a career as a musician? This music is tedious to record, to say the least, since the pieces are long form many are 10-15 minutes length , and so slow moving. Still, they were generally happy days, as friends were generous with their couches when our bands ran out of money! Liquid Mind is also used in dozens of healthcare settings for different purposes. Though I enjoy music production, it is a business for me, and every other artist, especially as we grow older. But today I want to focus on.
John: What would you say are the fundamental differences in the music you compose versus meditative or made for relaxation albums created by other artists in the same category? Relax: A Liquid Mind Experience is another sleep enhancing album by Chuck Wild that spent 71 consecutive weeks in Billboard Magazine Top 10 New Age Chart. If you'd like to read some interviews and reviews, please. Olsen: Thank you for accepting my interview invitation Chuck. During his lengthy tenure, Chuck Wild has composed over 125 songs, some of which were employed in the television and film industry. At one point, all my Liquid Mind albums were on nearly 100 pirate websites. Chuck Wild: Hi John, thanks for the insightful questions, I appreciate the opportunity to talk about my journey in musical healthcare.
I'm a shameless advocate of life in the slow lane. In my position there as a new age music buyer, I listened to ambient music all day long — and yes, much of it lives up to its stereotype of being bland, boring, and self-indulgent. When I discovered that this music was effective in helping to relax while recovering from my own anxiety and panic attacks, I decided in 1993 to release the music to the public. I studied piano for 10 years, and started singing in church choirs at the age of 6 as well. John: Scientific studies have documented the positive effects of therapeutic music, and in your case the benefits of calming music proved to be successful by relieving your personal medical issues with anxiety and panic attacks.
As well, my Mom had studied music at Wellesley College and was an accomplished pianist, so I had the treat of hearing her play often. John: You have enjoyed several distinctly separate, but highly successful careers in your lifetime. So, in short, it was offering to intern that was my first break. Thelma Houston, Gary Lemel, Vector, Angela Cole, the Perri Sisters and David Pomeranz are some of the other artists recording my songs back then. It is like a mental picture portraying his calming song melodies in the form of two words.
Chuck Wild: There are several readily identifiable characteristic of my music. Visit and sample or purchase his albums and digital downloads at RealMusic. In 2004, as the label outgrew Chuck's time availability, he signed an artist and licensing agreement with his friends , the owners of ®, an independent label whose mission has always been to spread relaxing and healing music throughout the world. Even the title Liquid Mind suggests an orchestration that carries a balanced cloud of relaxation. But do you feel music therapy can be beneficial to everyone? My early meditations and slow music efforts especially Zero Degrees Zero from the first Liquid Mind album , plus some intensive therapy with excellent counselors, brought me some relief, enough to leave the house and start a routine of counseling and weekly acupuncture.
Glen's cover image is a tribute to the ocean that was instrumental in the inception of the Liquid Mind album series. Bernie is a legend in the recording industry and he and Joe Bozzi supervise the final touches of the process. However his composing techniques do involve non-rhythm, musical metrics and specific filtering of mid and high range frequencies to achieve like physical responses of scientifically supported research. How did your music career begin prior to joining Missing Persons? After services, Gladys would sometimes let me play the giant Kilgen organ which had 39 ranks and five keyboards. The soundscape has orchestral qualities that enhance the listening experience. Liquid Mind is functional music, assisting us to be tranquil at those times when that may not be easy. I favor low frequencies, continuous sound, absence of any predominant rhythms, gradual but sometimes complex textural and harmonic changes, moving at about the speed of my breathing, ebbing and flowing at times, and the inclusion of sampled vocal sounds subtly playing chords.
Chuck Wild: A lot of folks use my Liquid Mind music to relax prior to going to sleep. He studied music history and sang with the University of Kansas Choir while earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. There is also the effect of entrainment, which in a reverse way, in my own non-scientific opinion, helps Liquid Mind to relax folks. Your body will always exact a toll for such abuse. Chuck is on the of , a ground-breaking nonprofit organization that brings arts to young children in underserved and underprivileged communities giving them experience in dance, music, painting, writing, speaking and acting.
To answer your question more specifically, there are economies of scale from being signed to a label. When it finally ended in 2001, a 6 decade long boogie tornado had left a path of one of the most influential marks on the music world. Studio work with from 1994 to 1998 includes drums, keyboards, percussion, programming, sound design, sound effects, soundscapes, synthesizer and synthesizer programming on the album. You can get a free mp3 of the song Serenity from the Liquid Mind V: Serenity release. In closing for now, I want to thank you again for giving everyone this opportunity to find out the latest news about you, and the music of Liquid Mind. Writing about ambient music is probably the next hardest thing to actually creating it well, and so I am conscious that my words really do not begin to capture the sense of wide-open loveliness that this music embodies.