1 Light – The Lightworker’s Lament 5:27
2 Heart – Power Of A Soft Heart 7:47
3 Explore – The Other Side Of Stillness 11:57
4 Space – Pause On Violence 12:49
5 Purification – The Alchemical Crunch 9:08
6 Restore – Calling Generation X 9:46
1 Awakening – In Between Thoughts 9:41
2 Ground – I Want To Live 11:41
3 Safety – Empath In Paradise 11:00
4 Mania – Resting In The Fire 7:19
5 Vapor – Amplified In Stillness 9:41
Music Matters Media writes: It is neither unplugged nor brash nor are the lyrics confessional, largely because there are no lyrics at all. The Calm Before The Storm is nearly 2 solid hours of wordless meditation music. They are all shimmery and calming in the way that this type of music tends toward and by necessity must be. It’s is an interesting album mostly because of who created it and what it means. A by-product of Alanis Morissette’s ongoing spiritual journey; she has been a practicing Buddhist for many years. Or it might simply be that Ms. Morissette, as an artist and a human being, looked around at the general suchness of things and decided she would try her hand at making music to help people get to a place of quiet. This album does that.
Alanis has been a long-time advocate in the mental health and mindfulness space and this is an extension of that. The music is an aural journey of soothing instrumentation and expressive mid-tempo percussion; 3 of the 11 tracks include atmospheric vocal tones. Since 1995, Alanis Morissette has been one of the most influential singer-songwriter-musicians in contemporary music. Her deeply expressive music and performances have earned vast critical praise and seven Grammy awards. Morissette’s 1995 debut, “JAGGED LITTLE PILL,” was followed by nine more eclectic and acclaimed albums. She has contributed musically to theatrical releases and has acted on the big and small screen. Outside of entertainment, she is an avid supporter of female empowerment, as well as spiritual, psychological and physical wellness. In 2016, Alanis launched Conversation with Alanis Morissette, a monthly podcast that features conversations with a variety of revered authors, doctors, educators, and therapists, covering a wide range of psychosocial topics extending from spirituality to developmentalism to art.