TIME / ARTIST NAME / TRACK TITLE / ALBUM TITLE
00:00 / Patrick Kelly / The Wonder of Creation / In a New Light
06:17 / Johannes Linstead / Heaven Meets Earth / Azul
10:00 / Max Highstein / Earthtones / Flying Not Falling
16:26 / AO Music / Terra / Asha
20:03 / Llewellyn / Magick of Trees / Walking with Merlyn
27:00 / David & Steve Gordon / Sunlight Through the Trees / Reiki Healing Light
32:19 / Peter Kater / She Awakens in the Garden (Abridged Remix) / She
36:47 / Sherry Finzer / Earth / Sanctuary II: Earth
44:18 / Christine Brown / Forest for the Trees / Ascend
48:53 / Robert Thies & Damjan Krajacic / As the Earth Awakens / Blue Landscapes II: Discoveries
53:58 / Jon Richards / Earth and Sky / Gaia
Friday, April 20, 2018
Friday, April 13, 2018
|TM||LM||PK||Artist Name||Album Title|
|1||5||1||James Asher & Arthur Hull||Drum Distillery|
|2||9||2||Terry Oldfield & Soraya||Temple Moon|
|3||6||3||Eugene Friesen||The Essential Collection|
|4||-||4||Michael Whalen||Kiss The Quiet|
|5||-||5||Trine Opsahl||Add Colours To My Sunset Sky|
|6||-||6||Valerie Romanoff||Healing Music, Volume 2|
|7||11||7||Neil Tatar||After The Rain|
|8||-||8||Nouveau Papillon||Enchantment Blooms|
|10||-||10||Peter Kater ft. Peia Luzzi||She|
|11||16||11||Anne Trenning||Beautiful Song|
|12||17||12||Pam Asberry||Seashells In My Pocket|
|13||-||13||Johann Johannsson||The Mercy|
|14||-||14||Mari Samuelsen||Nordic Noir|
|15||21||15||Kaveh Karandish||Silent Whispers|
|16||-||16||Heidi Breyer||Moonlight In Empty Rooms|
|17||22||17||John Dahlander||Songs For Smiler McGee|
|18||-||18||Brian Kelly||Tomorrow's Daydream|
|20||-||20||Lynn Yew Evers||Sunset Breeze|
|23||-||23||Anaya Music||Aonki: Gateway of Love|
|24||-||24||Jim Pearce||A Piano Story|
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Each composition is given a picturesque name inspired by a coastal landscape or seafaring moment captured in time, with some of them seemingly drawing upon fantasy and folkloric themes via evocative titles like “Mysterious Caverns” and “The Mermaid’s Tears”.
Cozumel is a Caribbean island off the eastern coast of the Yucatan Channel for which the opening piece, “Cozumel Blue Waters”, is named. Beginning in a lightly brisk manner, the piece immediately imparts a calm yet sunny mood that perfectly lends itself as the first stop on this coastal getaway.
Moorea is a stunning island in the Pacific located just northwest of Tahiti and one of my favorite pieces on the album, “Moonlight Over Moorea”, aptly conveys the kind of romantic mystique that one could easily imagine an evening spent there might entail. Next, we travel all the way to the Atlantic Caribbean with “Dunn’s River Falls”, another favorite piece of mine that’s named for an enchanting waterfall located in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Seemingly carried along by a steady and powerful undercurrent, the melody appropriately cascades up-and-down the registers in a manner expressively illustrative of the waters that flow upon the fall’s naturally terraced rock formations.
The second-to-last piece, “Ocean Stars”, feels elegantly nocturnal with a notably neoclassical bent. Flowing delicately in the upper registers, the piece deftly mimics the twinkling of stars, as one might imagine themselves standing by the sea while gazing upon the night sky. The final piece, “Sailing Home”, boasts a softly sweet and simple melody that perfectly signals the conclusion of a fascinating journey, with the return to the comforts and familiarity of home soon drawing near.
Beheld as a magical realm throughout much of humanity, the sea has long been a muse for many artists, likewise having bestowed Pam Asberry with a reservoir of creative inspiration in this most lovely collection of musically-rendered mementos! ~Candice Michelle
For more information please visit the artist's website. This album is also available on Amazon, iTunes, CD Baby and Google Play.
Monday, April 9, 2018
Opening with “Ice Forest”, this composition is a gently affecting, minimal ambient piece that feels somewhat reminiscent of composer Harold Budd, with its drifty piano notes hovering amid subtly-shifting tones, as it perfectly evokes a quietly peaceful and snowy landscape. The second piece, “Snowfall” is my favorite of the three, as it pleasantly brings-to-mind the similarly more ambient-space compositions of Jeff Pearce or Michael Stearns. Comprised of slowly-evolving textures that collectively form an expansive, blanketing atmosphere, this gorgeous composition perfectly imparts a sense of deep reflection and nocturnal observation. Finally, “Winter’s Grace” closes the set with a gentle and understated melody comprised of keyboard and soft strings that lends the piece a stylistically more contemporary instrumental/new age feel. In fact, it reminds me somewhat of David Arkenstone’s outstanding winter-themed album Snowfall.
Spanning just thirteen minutes, Winter Vol. 3 sells for less than three dollars online and is a beautiful treasure to own, particularly for fans of seasonal ambient and new age music. I’m looking forward to more installments in this (and possibly other seasonal) series, as well as a follow-up to Pangaea Projekt’s full-length debut! ~Candice Michelle
For more information please visit the artist's website. This release is also available on Amazon, iTunes and Google Play.
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