THE NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE AS THERAPY by Micki Free
Micki Free is no stranger to the music world. At the ripe age of 17, the one and only Gene Simmons discovered him while playing a show. Simmons instantly recognized his budding talents. Although his heart was instantly drawn to rock and roll, Free has always had a deep-rooted sense of pride for his Native American roots. In 2003, he decided to follow the path of his heritage and incorporate the flute into his music.
|Photo By Kim Maney|
In his latest release, The Native American Flute as Therapy, Free takes the soul-soothing power of his Native American flute and turns it into his own brand of guided meditation. The opening track, “White Candle Light” sets the stage for the spiritually enlightening experience to follow. “The Healing Bath” makes the listener become aware of their existence by bringing attention to the corporeal aspects of being human. The swooning vocals and low-key instrumentals (Brother Paul Brown on Hammond B3 and Fender) emit a sense of languid dreaminess. My personal favorite, “Lavender Kiss” explains the significance of lavender and the effects it can have on the human psyche. The wind chime-infused track is capable of walking anyone out of a heightened state of anxiety or worry.
|Performing in the Grand Canyon|
Photo By Kim Maney
A radical change is apparent in Micki Free’s musical stylings here, and it is clear that he means to channel his energy into something beneficial to the greater good. In a world full of anger and animosity, Free’s meditative flute album provides a guiding light through the darkness.
More info at Mysterium Music.
- Samantha Garcia, BEING