Lou Reed ‎– Hudson River Wind Meditations

Sounds True ‎– M1117D
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I first composed this music for myself as an adjunct to meditation, Tai Chi, and bodywork, and as music to play in the background of life — to replace the everyday cacophony with new and ordered sounds of an unpredictable nature. New sounds freed from preconception. This was two years ago, and over time, friends who heard the music asked I could make them copies. I then wrote two more pieces with the same intent: to relax the body, mind and spirit and facilitate meditation. I hope you find as much use for this music as I have in both writing and listening to it and exploring inner spaces.
- Lou Reed
NYC, October 2006

Recorded and Mixed at Animal Lab, NYC

Thanks to Hal Willner, Hector Castillo, Laurie Anderson, Zeljko McMullen, Tom Sarig, Jennifer Coffee, Chantal Pierrat, Dr. Shelly Peng, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Vita Shapiro

Special thanks to Ableton Live


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  • Barcode: 9 781591 795544
  • Barcode: 6 00835 11172 0
  • Matrix / Runout: DIDX-127335 1
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L327
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 50DD


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March 9, 2018
Horrible! This is maybe the worst album in the "new-age", "meditation" genre. Absolutely mindless, lacks of any ideas of an empty-headed one. He utilises nothing but empty commonplaces. Well, there's no structure, nor harmony, nor anything what can be called as music at the end. I've written it by knowing many hundreds maybe thousand of albums only in the named genre. I'm not disappointed. I've expected exacly this. The man who makes mindless pop-clichés won't have the sense for a creation in higher heights. I don't believe in exceptions... You have to know what you are if will ever spend a penny for this release. (See as above....)


December 3, 2011

I've heard plenty of negative criticism toward this album as both a Lou Reed release and as a new age album. A lot of people seemed to have been confused by exactly what should be expected from a 'new age' album designed for meditation, in that it is designed specifically for meditation. This was never meant to be the next MMM (though they both kind of serve a similar purpose if you let them). I think as both a Lou Reed album and a new age album this is pretty spot-on. When I first listened to the first two tracks I was a little disappointed that the instrumentation (which is little more than rhythmic electronics) didn't go further than it does, but I soon realized and enjoyed the purpose of that; soon enough I was listening to this album while reading, writing, painting, trying to sleep, and letting the sounds just melt into the atmosphere of whatever I'm doing, and it really does help my concentration.

And then, to top it off, Lou adds two additional, much shorter tracks which are less meditative and more along the noisy ambience that probably most people expected. These two tracks are just as enjoyable, and end the album tastefully.

Speaking if MMM, one day I decided to try an experiment with Lou's two 'noise' albums, but playing them both simultaneously through alternate channels. I played this album on the right channel through my DVD player, and MMM through the left on my playstation 2, and was immediately surprised at the harmony they make.