far away reflections — a playlist by a far away fellow
connect with nature with this calming selection of reflective music
featuring artists like
Jason Barty • TPR • Robot Koch • Anna Yarbrough • Emancipator • Andy McKee • Tommy Guerrero • Lane 8
About this playlist
“This playlist is a tribute to the natural world; a reflective homage to the peace and beauty that surrounds us all. This is music to help you connect and reflect, to calm the noise of the mind and listen to the sound of our own being. Islands and oceans, forests and beaches, the distant north and ever more distant space, they’re all painted across this sonic tapestry to transport you to a place of serenity.
Walk the Forest Trails with Windy & Carl; traverse the boreal plateaus of Iceland with Emancipator, Rena Jones and Flowerpulse; lose yourself Somewhere in a wooden cabin with Anna Yarbrough. Music has a power to evoke emotion like no other medium — imagine yourself gliding through space listening to the likes of Robot Koch’s Blurry or the beautiful cinematic rendition of deadmau5’s classic Strobe, and feel the weight of feeling that these pieces carry.
All my life I have been inspired by the beauty of nature and for a long time I have enjoyed the peace and spiritual enlightenment which only the contact with nature can bring. Every day has been a journey to a different place, where I am never judged or demised, a place where I have a sense of self worth, a place of belonging.
I must now give thanks to the many wonderful trees, plants and creatures that have allowed me to become a part of their rich lives. They are the ones with all the stories to tell, I have merely undertaken to translate these stories to you. For through the process of mindfulness, this wonderful place of being is like a gentle breeze blowing away the many dark clouds.
I hope these far away reflections, these beautiful pieces of music, can bring you to a place of similar tranquility.”
— a far away fellow
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about the author — a far away fellow
a far away fellow was shaped by both the emotional experiences of his early years and by the wild outdoors. His solitary way of life led him to be more at one with wild things than with human beings, so he entered the animal world and it became more real than the world of man.
Through his abiding love of nature and having a burning desire to see the countryside and all things connected with it, it became a refuge of peace and simplicity.
His experiences throughout his life have taken him on a journey of discovery and made him the person he is today: a venerable, gentle man.
His writing speaks to the human spirit and reaches the very depths of the human soul, revealing how to turn a breakdown into a breakthrough. For when things are at their darkest, you often see some shining and hopeful light, and when it's dark enough — you can see the stars.