Twilight of Dreams is music improvised during two meditations using
delicate synthesised vibraphone-like sounds, and its gentle melodic
strains are designed to assist the listener in reaching deep states of
relaxation and meditation and experiencing inner journeys.
It is also suitable for quietening the mind, aiding sleep, and as a
background to massage and other therapies and environments requiring
gentle uplifting music.
Originally released on cassette it has now been digitally re-mastered,
using the original midi-file performance, for release on CD.
The Twilight of Dreams was recommended by Nevill Drury in 'Healing
Music' (Andrew Watson & Nevill Drury, Nature & Health
1987), and in 'Nature
& Health' magazine, Winter, 1987.
Hinde is one
of the most recent arrivals on the Australian new-age music scene.
While The Twilight of Dreams is understated and somewhat akin to Steven
Halpern’s minimal style of music, Hinde’s
personal interests have been quite diverse, encompassing classical
music and jazz.
Hinde studied piano and viola with private teachers and then electronic
styles at the Canberra School of Music. Mostly he specialised in piano
composition, but in 1984 he began using a synthesiser. He was already
interested in relaxation and healing, and preparing The Twilight of
Dreams - which is essentially improvised music for meditation - was a
The music on this cassette [and CD] was played on a Yamaha DX7
synthesiser and runs for 30 minutes on each side - which is rather good
value these days. Mellow and gentle, it was actually recorded during
two meditation sessions, which gives it an added dimension. Personally,
I think The Twilight of Dreams is very effective as a meditative
backdrop and will prove popular with therapists using progressive
relaxation as part of their approach.
It was also reviewed in Southern Crossings, June/July, 1987.
is music for
meditation - where you go to still the hectic conscious mind and be in
that quiet place where you are one with spirit. The Twilight of Dreams
has a quiet flowing softness, almost subliminal, ...Alan Hinde has
composed this improvised music whilst in a meditation using synthesised
piano. He appeared recently in Sydney providing background music for
Denise Linn in a past-life seminar, effecting a hypnosis through sound,
a spiral into the subconscious. Recreated excellently on this cassette
[and CD], waves of motion suspend the conscious self to allow you to
travel in your mind to your own place of peace.