Sound Medicine HD (2014)



Modern Science is now recognising what the ancient mystics throughout time have been saying: that all physical matter is in a constant state of vibration, and therefore everything emanates sound (even if it's not audible to the human ear). So our physical bodies are really a symphony of different sounds created by the functioning of our biological system. In its state of optimum health our bodies are hormoniously aligned with their original blueprint of creation.

Knowing that every organ and every individual cell absorbs and emits sound, it's easy to understand that each also has its own optimum state of vibrational frequency (resonance): its highest state of health. With sickness or dysfunction the vibration of the sound changes and the afflicted part of the body part moves into a state of dissonance.

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Ali Calderwood

Anima is a UK based duo comprising of producer / composer / multi-instrumentalist, Ali Calderwood and vocalist / songwriter, Daniela Broder.

As independent artists and a duo, Anima have forged an engaging new style of music blending rich, meditative soundscapes, ethereal, mezzo-soprano vocals, sacred and ancient chants, with a variety of world instruments and healing frequencies. Through exquisitely crafted recordings, Anima weave alluring tapestries of sound and vibration that touch the heart and soul, moving the listener into deep states of stillness, peace and presence.

Both Ali and Daniela have been involved with music from an early age, and along with studies in the arts and natural medicine, they have spent a number of years within different parts of the world learning from indigenous elders and teachers in the ancient healing arts.

Ali began producing music under the name Anima in 2004, releasing his debut album “Celestial Baptism”. The same year, Ali and Daniela met in Bath, Somerset, and the following year while individually travelling in Mexico, they began performing music together. Their journey then led to them living together in the Peruvian Amazon and the Andes in Bolivia, where they began working on their first joint album “Lemuria Emerging”, which was released in 2007.  As of 2014, Anima have released 13 albums, including the highly acclaimed “Sound Medicine”. A number of their tracks, and other commissioned pieces have been featured in films and used in best-selling guided meditation CDs. Their album “Light of Aluna” won an IMA award for best New Age Music album 2013. In 2014, Anima began recording and re-recording a number of their albums in DSD and SACD format, which include “Sacred Alliance”, “Sound Medicine HD” and “Temple of the Heart HD”.

Their live concerts have been hosted by some prestigious venues and events around the UK and in Europe. They continue to offer “Sound Healing Concerts”, as well as facilitate retreats and workshops in the UK.

Anima are based in the Highlands of Scotland, in a remote location. Energy for creating music is provided through renewable energy resources of water and sunlight, and food is grown on the land in harmony with the natural rhythms and cycles. Anima is a word found in various languages and cultures, that means soul, breath, air, life force and feminine spirit energy, and it is this sacred energy that inspires their work.

“The precious time that we have spent immersed within the indigenous ways of life and their living connection to the world of spirit, has deeply enriched our lives, and reawakened our natural ability to connect and work with the healing energies of Nature. It’s this connection that is imbued within the music that we create, and infuses it with a kind of magnetic quality that affects and touches people, and brings about healing experiences that our music is known for."

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Sound Medicine HD (2014)



    Positive Feedback Online

"Anima's fine contemplative music recording in Single DSD, Sound Medicine, is well rounded and fulsome in its foundation. Ditto with their other recording, Sacred Alliance. The Sonoma Acoustics system made the entire wide-ranging frequencies come together in a very satisfying way."

David W. Robinson for Positive Feedback Online[read full review]

    Positive Feedback DSD Sampler note

“And now for something completely different,” as Monty Python used to say. To get outside of the traditional categories, Anima’s Sound Medicine is just the ticket. I have a very long love (decades long, now, going back into the ‘70s) for so-called “New Age” or “Electronic” that I prefer to think of as “Contemplative Music”...but regardless of labels, I have found myself listening to the two Anima albums (Sound Medicine and Sacred Alliance) again and again since I first discovered them. The sample track, “Earth Wisdom (396 Hz),” will give you a very clear feeling for the creative work that Anima does. The combination of percussives, deep bass, electronic instrumentation, and digeridoo, is hypnotic. While listening to Anima’s art, I find myself relaxing, going inward, and floating on musical clouds. It is also an excellent recording for testing your audio system for lower frequencies, its handling of transients, and its ability to maintain an organic unity of harmonics. If you enjoy contemplative music the way that I do, then you’ll definitely want to add both of these Anima albums to your DSD library." - from the booklet of the album NDSD006 'Positive Feedback DSD Sampler'

David W. Robinson

    Cygnus Review Magazine

Don’t you just love those magical moments in your life when you pick up a book, or hear a piece of music that touches your very core? It resonates so deeply within you that it gives the impression that the author/composer knows exactly how you are feeling/thinking/being at this particular time, and a connection is made through their words or music that simply ripples throughout your entire being. Well, listening to this album was one of those moments. For me, this album is not to be explained but to be experienced and I truly do hope that your experience of this album is just as magical for you.

    David Lucas Shaw

I can honestly say that this was the most profound experience facilitated by music that I had ever encountered. The intensity and gentleness of spirit that infuses this music is a potent combination. I urge you to experience it for yourself.

    Paradigm Shift Magazine

I am blown away by the power of this CD. Hearing a short extract for the first time alerted me to the incredibly high frequencies offered to the listener. It realigns mind, body and spirit to the deep spiritual experiences of enlightened states. Now my regular morning sound bath, I am daily cleansed, healed, uplifted and reconnected with the sacred energies so needed at this time. Every journey a different experience and highly transformative, this is much more than just beautiful music. I cannot recommend this highly enough.

Sound Medicine HD (2014)




The recent Anima Music DSD/SACD projects were recorded & mixed on a Cadac J series console. All connections used high quality connectors with OFC cable by Mogami and Van Damme. High quality professional microphones included valve, ribbon, condenser and dynamic models. Lexicon 960L, PCM 91 & 90 Digital Reverbs plus Eventide DSP400 outboard FX processing.  Avalon VT-747 SP, 2x Summit DCL-200 & TLA Valve Compressor / Limiter signal processors. ATC 100A, PMC TB2S-A and Adam A7X with Adam Sub 10 Active Studio Monitors.
The Mixes were recorded through multiple channels of the Cadac J Series console into 5.1 surround in DSD Format. This process used a Pyramix DSD system with one DAD AX24 Interface to capture DSD at 2.8 GHz.
The Mastering set-up then used two Pyramix systems with two DAD AX24 interfaces. One was used to play audio out into the analogue domain while the other captured mastered audio. The Mastering process used additional signal processors for Compressor / Limiting & Equalisation.
Units used included: Neve 8051 5.1 Comp/limiter, Elysia Alpha, Buzz Audio REQ & 2x GML 8200. All audio was ‘topped & tailed’ and authored in Pyramix for DSD and SACD production at 2.8 GHz.


Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD64

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ANCD12: Sound Medicine HD
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Earth Wisdom (396 Hz)
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Waters of Life (417 Hz)
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Celestial Blueprint (528 Hz)
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Illuminated Heart (639 Hz)
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Eternal Symphony (741 Hz)
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Spirit of Light (852 Hz)
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