About the Music
A little bit of story about Kim Merlino and his music, and the method to his madness.
The following ideas say a little more about me and the music that expresses itself through me.
I've really enjoyed working with a diversity of instruments. I've gone from sophisticated to simplicity. Creativity is now largely expressed by the type of equipment used to draw itself through the artist; whether it be acoustic or electronic. I love electronic and acoustic samples blended together because traditional instrumentation (such as strings, winds, and percussion) combined with the electronic (digital,analog) affects our vibrational field both at a visceral level and at a frequency that can propel the artist and listener towards the other/inner worldly. After experiencing meditation and Asian medicine I've moved more and more from yang expression into the yin realms of "depth music" which is where the "ambient hues" are found.
Asian medical theory bases it's energy work on the concepts of Yin/Yang in which it views both the microcosm and macrocosm as the root and the branch of our worldly experience. I have had the good fortune of witnessing sound/music among other tools of the trade (ie.oils, herbs,needles,temperature,environment, intention etc. ) and how these tools affect the human...mind body spirit. It's been a pleasure to compose and record music which helps lift, relax, and expand the client and practitioner during the healing experience. Ambient style music takes music out of the entertainment field only and into the realm of energetic transformation. To me the blend of melody and recognizable instrumentation/parameters of what we are accustomed to can fuse to the expansive "nothingness" of ambient tonal work and enhance every aspect of our lives, whether it be work, play, or healing (which of course doesn't discount the perfection of silence).
ALL LIFE IS MUSIC.