Artist: Ólafur Arnalds
Album: “For Now I Am Winter”
Vibration Score: 9/10
Throughout history, music has helped to shape who we are as humans. Songs about freedom and relief from oppression have spurred revolutionaries to band together and overthrow governments. Love songs have helped millions of people fall in love and then create millions of babies. Worshipful hymns have helped increase devotion to the listener’s higher power. The music of racist bands spreads feelings of hated, fear and discrimination. There are more subtleties taking place in our everyday experiences with music, but the goings on aren’t so different than these examples when it comes to the subconscious mind. Music can directly influence our thoughts, emotions and behaviors, often in ways that we are consciously unaware of.
There is a lot more that goes on behind the scenes than just lyrics and musical notes. What is truly important about music is the vibration it holds. For example, the emotional state of a composer when he or she writes a song will have an effect on the overall vibration of the song. Exposing yourself to this vibration, or listening to the song will then have some kind of an effect on you. If you listen to the song enough times, your subconscious can be affected by it. If you listen to the song when you are asleep or half asleep, the affect can be even greater because your subconscious mind is more susceptible to outside vibrations, sort of like being hypnotized. Dr. Nelson teaches about Post-Hypnotic Suggestions and Inversion in The Body Code, so if you’re interested in learning how to correct the issues that result from exposure to low-virbrational music and entertainment, The Body Code is where to look (there’s even more information in The Body Code version 2.0 which will be announced and available soon).
Music can be and should be used to bring more joy into our lives. In order to make sure that’s what it will do, however, we have to be selective in what we expose ourselves to. Our answer? Muscle test it! To keep things simple, use a vibrational scale of 1-10, with 1 being music that vibrates at the lowest and worst frequency, and 10 being the highest and best frequency.
Keep in mind that this is charting the vibration of music on a universal scale, meaning that if a song vibrates at a 10, it is just plain good for everyone. This is not the same as asking how well a song resonates. If you ask how well a song resonates with you, you’re asking how similar a vibration it has to you. If you’re having a bad day and vibrating at a 4, for example, you’d want to improve your state by listening to music that vibrates at a 9 or 10. Music that resonates with you, also vibrating at a 4 isn’t going to do anything to help you feel better, it may just keep you feeling low for longer.
Not sure where to look for high vibrational music? It’s all over the place! This week, we would like to highlight the music of Icelandic composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, Ólafur Arnalds. Iceland is a pretty magical country, and its artists have been producing some of the most stirring and beautiful music on today’s market – and Arnalds is a prime example. This year, he released a new album by the name of “For Now I Am Winter”, which vibrates at a 9 – pretty good! In addition to this new album, Arnalds has been busy for the past few years composing film scores that include Bruce Willis’ “Looper” and the tv series “Broadchurch”.
On “For Now I Am Winter,” Arnalds digs deep into his bag of musical talent to produce emotionally rich and beautiful compositions, bound together with string arrangements and organic electronic beats. His music is earthy, soulful, and the vibration is high yet peaceful— almost fulfilling in a way. For the first time ever, Arnalds has employed the use of vocals on a number of pieces, to great affect. Songs like “Words of Amber” are perfect for those quiet times of reflection. Perfect with a cup of herbal tea and a good book.
Here is a music video for one of the songs on the album, called “Lyjosio”.
What do you think? If you like it, you can purchase the whole album, “For Now I Am Winter” at his website. While you are there, be sure to check out his other albums and videos, we think he’s great!
Not educated in classical music but agree with ms helga and othrs too simple for my heart . Whn i hear music and my whole being resonates with happiness then i believe it is good music. Sometimes when heart tired and a child sings with pureness revives us . It is like gods hand touches our mind heart. This was too simple for me. Just a thought.
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I found this one piece to soothe the pains that have been resonating within my own shoulder and cervical complex for the past few days. Maybe it was a resonance at the throat chakra where I found it ok to just relax and enjoy. The combination of strings with piano are wonderful and overall I would say this one sound resonates at a 5-6 for me. On a rainy day that has followed several rainy days, I would love this album to listen to for reflection and meditation.
Even though this piece vibrated at a 3 for me, I found it to be very pleasant and something I’d listen to again but more as background music. Melanie, it also reminded me of some of The Piano Guys music which I love. I find their music to be beautiful, emotional and also very exciting and energetically charged.
Music is a very important part of my life and I enjoy many different genres. I listen to music daily and also sing in a group of 100 consisting of both male and female voices. I’ve considered the energetic effect that music has on me and I’ve actually cleared Trapped Emotions caused by listening to a specific song that stirred up particularly strong emotions. Interestingly, it has never occurred to me to test it to find a resonance number for an individual song, album or artist and for its compatibility with me. How fascinating. What a blessing and a gift is muscle testing! And thank-you to the author for writing this enlightening article.
The entire time I was reading this article I had Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony flowing through my mind, as it has been much of the day, (except for 2 hours of wondrous jazz from Louis Armstrong). It suited the weather: clear, warm, bright and joyous.I found myself responding to this piece close to Helga’s response – a 4.
As a trained Classical/ Operatic/ Jazz singer and musician I found the video was distracting instead of reflective of the sound.
The music has it’s place in a meditative way, but I kept waiting for phrases to be resolved instead of repeated, not an uncommon form of composition these days.
I will explore his music further to listen for other forms and shapes and vibration level.
I am going to step back into Beethoven again for my vibrational response seems to be there to close off my day.
Our vibrational reflexes are very diverse. I have relied on music in many forms as a healing tool for decades now.
I wonder what vibration the Piano Guys have. They are fun.
The author was testing Olafur Arnalds’s entire album For Now I Am Winter, not the video. The author says to test the song on the video for yourself and not the album. But maybe Anthea and Helga you should muscle test the album For Now I Am Winter based on it’s vibrational level, not where it resonates with you.
I find the album vibrates on an 8 for me. Thank you for the introduction by the way!
As for the test method. The author is using Muscle Testing, aka kinesiology, to test the vibration of the songs, albums etc.
I personally find this music very beautiful. It is simple, but does that make it any less beautiful? There is beauty in simplicity. I would love to see the author do this for bands of all genre’s – death metal, rap, country, classical, indie, folk, etc. The results would be very interesting.
Yes, I quite agree with the previous post, it resonated for me at a 2. It had a lulling hypnotic effect, which might help those who need calming down, but I found it empty and boring. The video effect was however rather nice. I am a teacher of opera, but grew up with Beatles and pop, and am a fan of jazz, so I have an eclectic musical background.
Music vibrations have long been known to have an effect on the mind, body and emotions. The higher the frequencies, the more the ear, particularly the cochlear, which acts like a dynamo of the auditory cortex, is charged, which in turn charges the nervous system. Dr Alfred Tomatis was a great pioneer in this work and he found that Mozart had the highest number of frequencies in his music, more than any other composer, after the lower frequencies were filtered out. Listen to his Violin Concertos, Flute and Harp, for truly angelic music. To calm the nervous system he used Gregorian Chant. It all depends on where you are coming from, and there is music that fits everybody. We are all different and not going to respond in the same way. I personally don’t think age has anything to do with it. Tomatis’ book The Conscious Ear, is most enlightening. Thank you for the article.
Yes, as a spiritual songwriter and teacher in the Law of Attraction – where everything is about vibrations as well as it is in music – I find it very interesting too. But I wonder how is the vibration rate measured? How can you tell that it vibrates on 9 and -for you Helga – that it vibrates on 4? What kind of muscle test are you using?
Music vibrations, how absolutely fascinating! What was most interesting for me was that Arnalds’ Lyjosio may vibrate at a 9, but for me it only resonated at a 4. May be it is because I was brought up with Classical Music, went to hear an Opera probably twice a week and sometimes more often when I was in my teens? And could age also have something to do with it?
Food for thought,
Thanks for this, xxx Helga C.