What The Mind Thinks, The Heart Transmits

by Steve Lawson

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    My Solo Albums:

    1 :: And Nothing But The Bass: Live At The Troubadour (2000)
    2 :: Not Dancing For Chicken (2002)
    3 :: Grace And Gratitude (2004)
    4 :: Behind Every Word (2006)
    5 :: Ten Years On: Live In London (2010)
    6 :: 11 Reasons Why 3 Is Greater Than Everything (2011)
    7 :: Believe In Peace (2012)
    8 :: What The Mind Thinks, The Heart Transmits (2014)
    9 :: A Crack Where The Light Gets In (2015)
    10 :: The Way Home (2015)
    11 :: Colony Collapse Disorder (2016)
    12 :: The Surrender Of Time (2016)
    13 :: Towards A Better Question (2017)
    14 :: Hands Music (2017)

    Steve and Lobelia Albums:

    16 :: Live In Nebraska (2008)
    17 :: Live So Far (2010)

    Other Collaborations:

    18 :: Conversations (Steve Lawson and Jez Carr) 2002
    19 :: For The Love Of Open Spaces (Steve Lawson and Theo Travis) 2003
    20 :: Numbers (Lawson/Dodds/Wood) 2008
    21 :: Slow Food (Steve Lawson and Trip Wamsley) 2010
    22 :: Infrablab (Trip Wamsley and Steve Lawson) 2010
    23 :: Hidden Windows(Steve Lawson and Neil Alexander) 2012
    24 :: Invenzioni (Steve Lawson and Mike Outram 2012
    25 :: Nothing Can Prepare (Steve Lawson and Andy Williamson) 2012
    26 :: The FingerPainting Sessions Vol 1 (Steve Lawson and Daniel Berkman) 2013
    27 :: The FingerPainting Sessions Vol 2 (Steve Lawson and Daniel Berkman) 2013
    28 :: Diversion (Steve Lawson and Jon Thorne) 2014
    29 :: Marinate (Steve Lawson and Julie Slick) 2014
    30 :: Ley Lines (Phi Yaan-Zek, Steve Lawson, Andy Edwards) 2015
    31 :: Language Is A Music (Steve Lawson & Michael Manring) 2016
    32 :: Ley Lines II (Phi Yaan-Zek, Steve Lawson, Andy Edwards) 2017

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    :: Steve Live in Belgium (45 minutes - MP4)

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    :: "Rock And Roll Is Dead" = Steve's novel.

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This album is a single live performance, recorded as accompaniment to a guided meditation by Jo Sumner, at a retreat on the 18th May, 2013. The music was improvised in response to the words that were read.

As such, it's a pretty mellow piece, and unfolds slowly across the 45 minutes. There's no shredding, no flashy playing, just an evolving story. It probably works best on headphones with the lights off.

The title is the English translation of the Japanese idiom, Ishin Denshin. From the wikipedia entry ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishin-denshin ) ::

Ishin-denshin (以心伝心?) originally comes from a Chinese proverb and is a Japanese idiom which denotes the traditional concept of interpersonal communication through unspoken mutual understanding. This four-character compound, known as a yojijukugo, literally translates as "what the mind thinks, the heart transmits." Sometimes explained in English in terms of "telepathy" or "sympathy", ishin-denshin is also commonly rendered as "heart-to-heart communication" or "tacit understanding."

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released January 20, 2014

Steve Lawson - bass, looping, mixing, mastering.

Artwork - painting by EJ Lawson, design by Steve.

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The UK's most celebrated solo bassist, here with lots of looped/layered solo albums, & collaborations, most notably with genius singer Lobelia. Dig in deep, there's a lot to discover.

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Track Name: What The Mind Thinks, The Heart Transmits
This album is a single live performance, recorded as accompaniment to a guided meditation by Jo Sumner, at a retreat on the 18th May, 2013. The music was improvised in response to the words that were read.

As such, it's a pretty mellow piece, and unfolds slowly across the 45 minutes. There's no shredding, no flashy playing, just an evolving story. It probably works best on headphones with the lights off.

The title is the English translation of the Japanese idiom, Ishin Denshin. From the wikipedia entry ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishin-denshin ) ::

Ishin-denshin (以心伝心?) originally comes from a Chinese proverb and is a Japanese idiom which denotes the traditional concept of interpersonal communication through unspoken mutual understanding. This four-character compound, known as a yojijukugo, literally translates as "what the mind thinks, the heart transmits." Sometimes explained in English in terms of "telepathy" or "sympathy", ishin-denshin is also commonly rendered as "heart-to-heart communication" or "tacit understanding."