New Earth Records has a knack for releasing great new age music but even by their high standards Reiki Healing Waves is a particularly excellent piece of work. Playing guitar, piano, keyboards, bells and percussion, Parijat paints one peaceful musical landscape after another (there are eight tracks, all but one between seven and eight-and-a-half minutes). Soothing synthesizers flow underneath a pastoral guitar refrain on the opening “Hearts Awakening,” while piano and guitar plaintively duet on “Healing Senses.” Lush keyboard washes fluidly flow under piano and guitar on “Forgiving” and the title track features soft but insistent Gamelan-like rhythms percolating gently over somber keyboards. “Return to Yourself” lightens the mood with cheery plucked string keyboards, sunny guitar and lilting flute. As is the case on many Reiki recordings, a struck bell tone signals the time period to change positions and these are adroitly incorporated into the music flawlessly. Your Reiki masters and practitioners should consider this a “must have” as should anyone who enjoys warm accessible new age music for relaxation and de-stressing.