Is Danny Birt REALLY narcoleptic? Medically, definitely not. The inspiration for the title is found in the music's sleep-inducing qualities.
Though originally intended for insomniacs, this album has found an audience among a much broader population. The harmonic strains are mostly minimalist in genre so as to relax, rather than distract, the conscious mind. This can occur to the extent that many listeners have reported falling asleep - see reviews below for examples. (Do you know anyone who needs sleep?) The music comes from inspirations in real life as well as literary sources such as CS Lewis's "Narnia" to William Blake's "Tyger."
A suggestion on how to listen to the CD: Let it play in the background of a restful environment a couple times before trying to use it as a relaxation/sleep aid to enhance your ability to entrain. Find a time and place in which you can listen in solitude, start the CD, and let it run all the way through. If you are already totally relaxed, start the CD at track #3, "Solstice." There will be certain sections that you will connect with more than others, as is to be expected with any form of music, but this album has been designed in a certain rhythmic and melodic model that can be experienced only as a whole.
Danny Birt is a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC), a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist (CMT), a photographer, and aspiring author, to name a few occupations.
Massage Therapy information: http://www.amtamassage.org/
Music Therapy information: http://www.musictherapy.org/
Enjoy the available audio samples!
Check out the artist's website:
1. A Beginning
2. Birt's 2nd
4. Forsaken Spider Web
10. An American in Singapore
11. One Last March
12. The Tyger
13. Tolling Hence
14. Mantis Priere
16. Limbic Dreamscape/The Price of Wisdom
17. Birt's 9th
18. Under Me
19. To My Cousins
20. The Lamb