Sound healer Steven Halpern weaves Native drum beats, crystal healing bowls, angelic vocalese and ethereal synthesizers together to form a vast tapestry of therapeutic beauty on HIGHER GROUND. Musically speaking, this album has much more of a space music feel than his other releases. His characteristic electric piano melodies are replaced by expansive synth washes that call to mind Jonn Serrie or Constance Demby. Added to the soundscapes are brainwave frequencies in the alpha and theta ranges, which enhance creativity and give the mind a sort of relaxed alertness that’s beneficial for meditation. This is definitely one of Halpern’s more interesting and inspiring releases.