Chicago Heights Star
March 1996

Surfing the Himalayas and Ecologie...are filled with warm, breezy background synthesizer and guitar amblings worth checking out. Surfing the Himalayas: A Musical Inspiration, is a collection of tracks from three albums by Zazen and Zazen guitarist Joaquin Lievano that Zazen producer Frederick Lenz used "as a soundtrack" while writing his recently published novel (also titled Surfing the Himalayas).

Joaquin Lievano's Ecologie is one of the albums sampled on Surfing the Himalayas, and like that collection, offers a smoothly flowing, mind-expanding reach into the spaces of new age composition. This is music that brings to mind the wild coils of infinity...