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David Parsons

David Parsons
New Zealand
David Parsons is a New Zealand new age/ambient composer who began composing music in the 60s; often with a darker edge than that of his contemporaries. In 1989, Parsons began recording an extensive series of indigenous music sound documents in Egypt, Cambodia, Armenia, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Himalayas and other exotic locales. He continues to record and compose music in New Zealand (or Middle Earth, as he calls it).
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David Parsons — Puja David Parsons — Puja
(gterma048, 2016, CD)
David Parsons — Stupa David Parsons — Stupa
(gterma037, 2013, CD)
David Parsons — Akash David Parsons — Akash
(Celestial Harmonies 13301-2, 2010, CD)
David Parsons — Jyoti David Parsons — Jyoti
(Celestial Harmonies 13296-2, 2009, CD)
David Parsons — Earthlight David Parsons — Earthlight
(Celestial Harmonies 13231-2, 2008, CD)
David Parsons — In the Footsteps of Padmasambhava David Parsons — In the Footsteps of Padmasambhava
(White Cloud 11066-2, 2008, DL)
David Parsons — Rainforest Dreaming David Parsons — Rainforest Dreaming
(White Cloud 11067-2, 2008, DL)
David Parsons / Jon Mark — Sand David Parsons / Jon Mark — Sand
(White Cloud 11065-2, 2008, DL)
David Parsons — Surya David Parsons — Surya
(Celestial Harmonies 13227-2, 2008, CD)
David Parsons — Inner Places David Parsons — Inner Places
(Celestial Harmonies 13245-2, 2005, CD)
David Parsons — Vajra David Parsons — Vajra
(Groove Unlimited GR-114, 2004, CD)
David Parsons — Maitreya - The Future Buddha David Parsons — Maitreya - The Future Buddha
(Celestial Harmonies 13214-2, 2002, CD)
David Parsons — Parikrama David Parsons — Parikrama
(Celestial Harmonies 14202-2, 2000, 2CD)
David Parsons — Ngaio Gamelan David Parsons — Ngaio Gamelan
(Celestial Harmonies 13171-2, 1999, CD)
David Parsons — Shaman David Parsons — Shaman
(Celestial Harmonies 13181-2, 1999, CD)
David Parsons — Dorje Ling David Parsons — Dorje Ling
(Fortuna 17076-2, 1992, CD)
David Parsons — Yatra David Parsons — Yatra
(Fortuna 18072-2, 1990, 2CD)
David Parsons — Himalaya David Parsons — Himalaya
(Fortuna 17059-2, 1989, CD)
David Parsons — Tibetan Plateau + Sounds of the Mothership David Parsons — Tibetan Plateau + Sounds of the Mothership
(Fortuna 17013-2, 1982/1991, CD)
David Parsons — Parikrama David Parsons — Parikrama
(*, 0, CD)

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