Another volume in the Elements
series, Elements: Living in Harmony
features a DVD of wildlife landscapes as well as a companion CD soundtrack. Elements: Living in Harmony
's music is some of the most traditionally new agey in the Elements
series, mixing nature sounds with gentle acoustic instrumentals. The dulcimers, harps, and guitars on "In the Beginning," "Nature's Beauty," and "Enchanted Lakes" make a lovely contrast to the chirping birds and flowing water sounds that decorate the album. Elements: Living in Harmony
comes close to stereotypical new age instrumentals on "Aquatic Peace" and "Way of Life," but for the most part the music is both restrained and flowing, and sidesteps most of the conventional pitfalls of the style. Overall, Elements: Living in Harmony
is a unique and relaxing combination of sound and vision that keeps things refreshingly simple.