A Soothing Escape
Reviewer: The Rebecca Review
"This music was conceived and
recorded during some wonderful periods of my life. It was
inspired by hardships that became valuable lessons and the
wisdom of some really wonderful people. I look forward to
performing it for people of all cultures and backgrounds, It is
a gift to all those people who embraced me with their kindness,
smiles and applause". -MEHDI
MEHDI (pronounced Meddie) writes music to bridge the gap
between contemporary instrumental and alternative music. The
primitive elements merge with divine ecstasy as each piece takes
you into a visual musical journey that seems to transcend time
It is interesting that while listening to “Shining Star”
the first words that came into my mind where “guiding
MEHDI means "the divinely guided one" or
“flower” and in a way, this music guides you into a deeper
existence that is at times mesmerizing. I feel my thoughts
mellowing out and images start appearing in my mind. I could see
pictures drifting across my mind like mirages, appearing,
Instrumental Evolution is the 7th album (it says that in the
pamphlet) he has produced for Soothing Music.
The blending of Piano, Live Orchestral Strings, Solo Violin,
Cello, Flute, Electric and Acoustic Guitar, Rhythmic Hand
Percussion captivates the heart in a unique way. It can bring
you into a moment of deep contemplation or provide an escape
from stress. Instrumental Evolution is also perfect as a
backdrop for romance or massage.
The more you listen to this CD, the more each instrument is
highlighted in its own perfection. The flute is especially
relaxing and exotic, while the piano is crisp and awakening.
Between the notes, there is never an empty space. Just a warm,
loving place for your soul to be embraced by each note.
1. Shining Star –
emotionally uplifting and if you could hear stars falling from
the sky in the pitch of the night, that is what you can hear at
2. Evolution of the Heart
– A romantic piece with a slight bittersweet memory woven
3. Heavens Caravan –
Ethereal high points blend with deep as the ocean sounds.
4. Flight of the Butterfly
– When you hear this you will immediately see a butterfly in
mid flight above a flower. Perhaps hovering and then it takes
off and climbs to the sky, higher and higher, enjoying the
moment, perhaps warmed by the sun and caressed by a gentle
breeze. This is my favorite track because it makes me feel joy.
5. Falling Leaves – If
you could create a piece that was a musical interpretation of
fall, this comes pretty close. You can almost see the leaves
falling one by one onto the ground in quick succession. There is
a chill to the music that says winter is approaching. The
clearness of the flute could only echo across a barren land in
the cold night air.
6. Summer Breeze –
Playful and laid back. Imagine sitting outside in the warm
evening on a beach counting the stars. A loving and romantic
7. Gateway To the Clouds
– The guitar is featured and can at times be mesmerizing. The
notes from the flute seems to dance around the notes from the
8. Book of Roses –
Haunting and poetic. Sweetly and delicately beautiful. You will
find yourself taking deep breaths as you surrender to the music.
Just let it take you where you want to go.
9. The First Day of Spring
– Newness, crisp morning air. Perhaps it has the feeling
of slowly awakening from a deep sleep.
10. Heavens Caravan (Reprise) –
Slow and steady contemplation. Thoughtful and
If you enjoy Yanni, John Tesh, Jesse Cook, Smooth Jazz or New
Age Music in general that creates musical pathways to journeys
of the mind, then you will enjoy this album.
I think the reason this music is so beautiful is because it
is uplifting and produces that floating “in love” feeling
otherwise known as bliss.
Instrumental Evolution invites you to experience the
moment, to feel joy and to feel at one with the universe.