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2002 Music video of Free to Fly from A Word in the Wind album.
Randy and Pamela Copus are the popular husband and wife duo that is the complete heart and spirit of 2002. After 19 years as top New Age music artists, Randy and Pamela are approaching a significant milestone in their careers and a time of celebration by their forthcoming 20 year anniversary as the award winning, Billboard charting music duo 2002.
Randy and Pamela Copus have just released an exceptional new 2002 album titled Damayanti so this is likewise a time of celebration for their loyal fans. It was nineteen years ago when 2002 first began producing music with their first album titled Wings. Since then, it’s as if their popular celestial melodies have stair stepped their way among the clouds in a skyward journey of their own.
Many would agree the New Age Billboard charting 2002 music duo Randy and Pamela Copus are one of the finest New Age groups producing music today. Their free-flowing arrangements and unhurried approach on every album they create has resulted in a made with pride product every time.
Their status as top artists is apparent by the number of times 2002 has been listed as a favorite musical group, having charted 9 times in the New Age Billboard Charts within the past 10 years. When combined this is equal to 270 weeks on the New Age charts. 2002 was likewise featured in the December 2003 Magazine issue of Year in Review at Billboard, and listed with other top New Age artists like Enya, George Winston, Jim Brickman, Manheim Steamroller and Yanni. This is a pretty good indication of their standing as a chosen favorite for many people.
Damayanti by 2002 was recently introduced on their Galactic Playground Music label. The album has 10 opulent songs revealing a wonderful change in tonal atmosphere which does make it stand out from earlier predecessors. While it is not an immense departure from earlier albums, the story based Damayanti is perhaps their best release yet, and I imagine it will be another big hit on the airwaves.
Damayanti was created in comparison like earlier 2002 albums by Randy Copus playing piano, electric cello, guitar and bass, while Pamela Copus played flutes, harp, keyboards and a WX5 wind instrument. Visit the 2002music.com homepage and then sample / purchase on their music page or go to their Amazon.com page. My album review quote, and Free to Fly song video from their A Word in the Wind DVD is shown below. Read my interview on our page for 2002.
Even now with their unending popularity and recognition, 2002 remains steadfast in their creative ambitions for producing quality orchestrations. Their close attention to instrumental and technical details on every album results in a complete reinvention of themselves every time which gives them another reason to pause, reflect, and to celebrate.
AOMusic song video Tio Da Ye from album – and Love Rages On!
AOMusic has a beautiful World Fusion music release enthusiastically titled – and Love Rages On! If the colorful album cover or title doesn’t immediately catch your attention the lively, world-beat music rhythms with inspiring children’s choir will. You are sure to love the 9 brilliant songs that integrate World Fusion music with children’s choirs.
The AOMusic team in – and Love Rages On! – are Richard Gannaway, Jay Oliver, and Miriam Stockly. Between their careers, they have worked with popular music celebrities like; Sheryl Crow, The Eagles, Joe Walsh, Queen, Freddie Mercury, George Michael, Chaka Khan, Jimmy Buffett, Celine Dion, Bonnie Raitt, and Tina Turner. This all-star music celebrity lineup gives you a pretty good idea about the high level of quality these artists are recognized.
Founding artist Richard Gannaway sings vocals and plays stringed instruments. Jay Oliver performs keyboards and synthesizers. Miriam Stockley, who is a key member, sings vocals on this release after joining Richard Gannaway and Jay Oliver. You will recognize the beauty of this release even more if you are familiar with lead vocalist Miriam Stockley, who makes a grand impression by her vocals on Karl Jenkin’s Adiemus albums. Miriam Stockley ascertains herself an amazing talent on AO Music albums.
Other essential performers are Sandeep Chowta (Indian flute), Andy Georges (strings), George Bernardo (percussion), and Doug Lunn (bass guitar).
And Love Rages On! – by AOMusic is a colorful and vibrant album that will make your heart soar! AOMusic takes intricate World Music rhythms and beautiful choir music to the highest level. And Love Rages On! – in fact, genuinely support the values of AOMusic while beautifully communicating their universal perspective of solidarity, which couldn’t be more appropriate given the current international social issues experienced globally. In terms of the unifying harmonies you will hear on their release, I believe you will find enough inspiration to go around it will make the whole world sing!
Visit the aomusic.com homepage to sample or purchase or find at AOMusic’s amazon.com page and my AOMusic page. Below is my review quote and the beautiful world music song video of Tio Da Ye, from their release – and Love Rages On! It is a vocal duet with Miriam Stockley and Richard Gannaway you are sure to enjoy.
And Love Rages On! – is a colorful and vibrant album that will make your heart soar! AO Music takes intricate World Music rhythms and beautiful choir music to the highest level. I won’t be surprised if AOMusic – and Love Rages On! – is a recipient of one or more “Best Album of the Year Awards in 2011.”
Asher Quinn video of Shenandoah from Falling Through Time album.
Asher Quinn is a singer songwriter from the United Kingdom who has devoted much of his adult life to writing music, and what beautiful music he has created while securing a significant position in the genre! This composer released his first New Age chart-topping album Open Secret way back in 1987, and followed it with other chart-topping releases Mystic Heart, Wings of Fire and Concert of Angels, under the name first of Denis Quinn, and then Asha.
Asher Quinn’s Love Theme Ballads, Folk Melodies and Contemporary Instrumentals, combined with romantic, spiritual and poetic lyrics, placed him in a rather unique class in the field of New Age music years ago, just as his more Mainstream Progressive Ballads and Spiritual Love Songs continue to inspire today.
Falling Through Time is the 2011 release for Asher Quinn ( Asha ), and I have previewed the 70-minute album, featuring 16 songs which positively reaffirm his early unique abilities as an outstanding songwriter and vocalist. Right now, Asher’s 16-album catalogue, including some vintage compilations, is available on his newly launched independent Singing Stone Music record label, although formerly both he and Medwyn Goodall were signed to New World Music for well over a decade, and Medwyn has produced some Asher tracks over the years although not for Medwyn’s MGMusic label.
With over half a million album sales to his credit, Asher continues to be a popular one of a kind musician in the New Age genre, whether he records as Asha, Denis Quinn or Asher Quinn. Falling Through Time features 9 original compositions, 6 traditional ballads and a cover version of This little bird first made famous by Marianne Faithfull, and was recorded and co-produced with sound engineer Shaun Britton at his studio in Fareham, Hampshire, UK. It features Kristian Biddiss on lead and Spanish guitars, and female vocalists Jaba and Jimena Larraguivel. The song lyrics for this and every Asher Quinn song are readily available on his website lyrics page.
Visit asherquinn.co.uk to sample / purchase or visit his CDBaby.com page. Visit his official YouTube channel for more videos featuring the music of Asher Quinn. Below is the song video Shenandoah from the Falling Through Time release.
Asher Quinn is an artist with a long and enduring legacy for producing top quality music in a wide variety of styles over the years. You will quickly discover his divine lyrical vocals, which, when unified with exemplary musical artisans, brings forth a glorious and inspiring sense of admiration for his music.
Australis YouTube video of Conciliation from Lifegiving album.
Australis is the artist title of Oscar Aguayo, and a fine musician I have written about and interviewed in the past. His 2 albums Lifegiving & The Gates of Reality are both excellent choices for New Age fans who enjoy top quality music. Oscar is working on his third album and songs from his next release can be heard when subscribing to his website newsletter plus behind the scenes details about Australis projects can be found daily at his Facebook & Twitter pages.
Lifegiving was compiled from his earlier recollections as a young adult and portrays ethnic pathways leading towards a deep emotional expression, where each of the 10 songs blend into an intricate canopy filled with rich colorful instrumentation.
The Gates of Reality is a mixture in contrasting genres, producing a fine balance of emotional depth in all 14 compositions. Based on singular concepts and how our unique perceptions affect our understanding of the world around us, this album took 3 years to complete.
The in-depth interview with Oscar Aguayo and my album reviews for Lifegiving & The Gates of Reality can be read at our page dedicated to Australis. Visit AustralisMusic.com to sample or purchase, and visit his CDBaby.com page. Below is a fascinating orchestration by Australis, along with the song video Conciliation.
Australis is a New Age artist title that treks into the mysterious sub-genre lands of Ambient, World, Electronic, and Neo Classical, having ethnic pathways with deep emotional expression, where each song blends into an intricate canopy filled with rich colorful instrumentation.
Bill Leslie song video Smitten from Simple Beauty album.
Bill Leslie has a new Christmas release entitled A Midnight Clear. Recognized for his multiple talents as a musician and journalist, Bill Leslie is no stranger to winning awards as a top ranked new age artist and television newscaster for the WRAL – TV network in Raleigh North Carolina.
Bill Leslie’s A Midnight Clear is an instrumental album with 16 songs of traditional and original music. Finding inspiration from author Jan Karon, and her best-selling Mitford series, A Midnight Clear was the first entry in a 2011 album recommendation I wrote entitled The Best Christmas Albums for Holiday Music.
Simple Beauty earned Bill Leslie a top award for Best Instrumental Album – Acoustic at Zone Music Reporter in 2010. The video from the album below of song Smitten is the audio visual product of a family vacation in the Pacific Northwest. Along with his original compositions, Bill composes traditional and Celtic fusion music as soloist and concert appearances with his band Lorica.
The 10 original songs on Simple Beauty are modeled after 4 traditional Irish melodies in a wonderful blend of instrumental harmonies. On Simple Beauty, Bill Leslie performs acoustic guitar, piano, bass, whistles and keyboards.
Instrumental artists on this album are Bill Covington (Grand Piano), Brent Cotton (Acoustic Guitar), Jennifer Curtis (Violin), Nancy Green (cello), Will Leslie (percussion), and Linda Metz (flute).
While Bill Leslie is a prominent new age artist, a 5 time Emmy award winning journalist and recipient of multiple Journalist of the Year awards in North Carolina, Bill Leslie gives the impression he is prepared to go the normal distance to find perfect balance in his talents as a top artist and TV journalist, for which he is equally admired. Below is a review quote from Simple Beauty and the song video Smitten.
Bill Leslie’s appropriately titled Simple Beauty is a work of harmony whose scenic wonder and peaceful surroundings emerge by the great instrumental theme, making this natural and wholesome new release a sensational find for everyone.
Blackmore’s Night YouTube video of Highland from Autumn Sky album.
Blackmore’s Night newest release Autumn Sky is a great album I wrote a review about here at New Age Music World. During the United States portion of their 2011 concert tour their fans know and can attest to the fact of what a wonderful success this concert season has been for the band so far, with sold out venues being a regular event.
Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night are the Grammy Nominated, award winning musicians that make up the core essence of Blackmore’s Night and 7 member troupe who wear renaissance attire of centuries past during concerts, fairs, and festival events. Overseas concert goers will have their chance to see Blackmore’s Night later in 2011 with live concerts scheduled in Germany, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia and the UK.
Ritchie Blackmore is a legendary guitar player who has made many progressive transitions in music having been a long standing member of the iconic band Deep Purple and then founder of the band Rainbow.
Candice Night is the lead vocalist and songwriter for the renaissance group whose voice and lyrical point of view is one of fascination while singing on Blackmore’s Night albums.
Blackmore’s Night 2011 release Autumn Sky acquired the #1 position on the Billboard New Age Charts upon its debut in January, 2011, The result of their international attainment and exclusive musical focus they have engraved for themselves has acquired an enormous following in North America, South America, Europe and Japan. Their melodies have gained crossover prosperity by the enchanting lyrical vocals and fascinating instrumental music that often contains metrical structures dating back to the seventeenth century.
Autumn Sky has remained in the top 10 New Age charts at Billboard for many weeks now, and I expect this will continue since their earlier release Secret Voyage endured while on Billboard’s Top 10 Chart for a remarkable 72 weeks. Autumn Sky is an album that accentuates the elegant vocals delivered by Candice, along with ancient and modern instrumental fanfare for which this group has become famous.
Blackmore’s Night is a true winner by their consistent ability to create progressive music with every new album release. Traditional keyboards, violin, woodwinds, acoustic and electric guitars are intertwined with old-world instruments like hurdy-gurdy, chanters, mandolin, vintage percussions, and woodwinds. The song Highland from Autumn Sky shown below is a wonderful high definition video that takes you front row and center stage of a Blackmore’s Night concert.
Charting on Billboard is a good way to measure the accomplishments of any group, but what makes Blackmore’s Night a true winner is their consistent ability to create transcending music which varies with every new album they produce. This renaissance inspired band which transports progressive music into contemporary times is a model for success, past, present and future.
Bruce Kaphan YouTube video of Oregon Fire from Slider album.
Bruce Kaphan from California has taken pedal string guitar to a whole new level in New Age music for years, making this instrumental transition not only a surprising one but a dazzling one too, giving even music purists a reason to love pedal steel guitar with his earlier release Slider and now Hybrid.
Bruce Kaphan is easily recognized in the music industry since he began an early career as a studio technician, engineer and producer for many highly recognized artists in other genres and had either played a role with the recording production of their album or performed with artists such as REM, Jewel, The Black Crowes, Thomas Dolby, John Lee Hooker and many more.
The list of popular artists Bruce has encountered as a musician and during his tenure as a recording artist is quite lengthy and will surprise you as it did me when you visit his website. During the early days while living in San Francisco he was also a member of Indie / Alternative band American Music Club plus his music has been featured on many film scores and television broadcasts.
Hybrid is his current album that I recently wrote a review about here at New Age Music World. The 12 original compositions show pedal steel guitar as an appealing choice while clearing a new path of creative improvisations in light ambience and emerge as a natural contender in the vast field of music.
Bruce Kaphan and his music is described below in my review quote, along with the song video of Oregon Fire from his Slider album. This is a nice selection of Bruce performing on pedal steel guitar behind a backdrop of beautiful photography by Nick O’Kelly. Visit brucekaphan.com website to sample / purchase his music or visit his CDBaby.com page. Read his biography page and view his collective discography page. Read my review of Hybrid on our page dedicated to Bruce Kaphan. Studio photo copyright Bruce Kaphan courtesy of James Saxon.
Bruce Kaphan makes a bold statement on his Slider and current Hybrid album which features pedal steel guitar as the primary instrument. You will find his music is a unique blending of unrivaled beauty freshly harvested from another cross section in the vast field of music. It quickly becomes apparent this new emerging beauty will remain a lasting entity in the world of music.
Bryan El YouTube video compilation from Spiritual Evolution album.
Bryan El is the artist title known for producing great Symphonic New Age music in a highly effective format that makes a grand impression while shedding new light on every one of his modern day electronic interpretations.
Bryan El is also recognized by his prized videos highlighting his unique brand of electronic music which began with his Out of This World release. When combined with visual effects, these creations become a truly memorable experience that tells much about his multiple talents.
Spiritual Evolution is his current album with a compilation video that begins a stunning new interpretation of his classic symphonies. Here is my impression of this album in a recent review quote, and we invite you to view the compilation video from his current album Spiritual Evolution shown below.
Visit bryanel.com to sample / purchase his music or at his social media page, then read his profile page at the AMAdea Records label. Our pages dedicated to Bryan El display music videos and 2 album reviews for his releases Out of this World & Spiritual Evolution.
Spiritual Evolution marks the second Bryan El album, where some stereotypical guidelines in music are crossed, and synthesizer boundaries seen in many modern electronic influences begin a new interpretation. To me, Bryan boldly speaks this universal language loud and clear, marked by his spirited crusade of premium brand electronics in a fascinating second symphonic proclamation.
Coburn Tuller YouTube video of Once Again from Butterfly Tones album.
Coburn Tuller from Springfield Missouri has released an innovative new album that has rapidly caught the attention of many review publicists recently. One reason for the upsurge of interest may be in direct relation to the unique melodic sounds heard on his first album, which are sounds produced from a musical instrument he invented named The Tones.
Coburn Tuller had first conceived the idea for his one of a kind instrument during a nighttime walk in 1996. After hearing wind chimes lightly touching in a gentle breeze he discovered the random series of sound sparked his creative imagination. Coburn then determined that aluminum tubing of accurate length, diameter and dimension produced an original sound modulation when struck with a mallet. Coburn then devoted the next 15 years perfecting his unique instrument.
The Tones is a musical instrument that stands over 8 foot tall, and consists of 3 pyramid structures supporting 90 aluminum and brass tubes of various size and dimension, which range from 7 inches to over 6 foot in length. The sounds produced are like a new form of ambient music by the sound modulation which is totally unique, but one most likely considered a percussion instrument normally used in an orchestra like tubular bells. Regardless of how this instrument is classified the distinctive sounds, unlike drum beats, enable the creation of an independent melody.
Butterfly Tones is a relaxing album featuring 9 melodies which reveal this instrumental freedom of melodic expression. This natural resonating characteristic of bell tones becomes apparent on every piece, where multiple layers enhance a distinct harmony while Coburn ascends and descends through the scales using select octaves and tempos.
On the Butterfly Tones release you will notice every note produces a clear and precise harmony rather than a series of arbitrary sounds like you would hear on wood or metal wind chimes. The natural tone reverberation on his instrument is apparent on every octave of the bells which ring true, and create a tonal echo which can linger for minutes during a song. This is the most exclusive characteristics of the instrument with the only exception being the ingenuity of the inventor.
Visit the butterflytonescd.com homepage and read what others are saying on Coburn’s reviews page. To sample or purchase or visit his CDBaby.com page or Amazon.com page. Below is a song video of Once Again from his Butterfly Tones release. Read my review on our page dedicated to Coburn Tuller.
Rarely does an artist of any genre create an entirely new and unique sound identity they can claim entirely as their own. Butterfly Tones by Coburn Tuller, featuring 9 songs of melodic bell timbres is definitely one of the most exclusive musical arrangements I have ever heard. Coburn Tuller has not only created an innovative source of beautiful harmony for a broad multicultural audience, but his first contribution to the New Age music genre is by the same token, a new source of inspiration.
David & Steve Gordon YouTube video of Gliding Azure from Yoga Planet album.
David & Steve Gordon are internationally acclaimed 30 year music legends constantly exploring new territories throughout the years in respect to New Age, World, Ambient, Nature, Chill Out and Electronic genres.
While they have shaped the landscape when composing their own diverse music creations, their compilation albums are another key component since they select global musical talents from around the world for Sequoia Record’s playlist lineup found in many relaxation and chill out subgenre categories.
The Gordon Brothers are widely recognized by many since these Award Winning producers, composers, and classically trained instrumentalists had founded the acclaimed Sequoia Records 26 years ago which does make the time consuming search for great music easier.
Their early conception of nature sound creations and early dawn of their Sequoia Records Label has enabled these 2 music innovators to achieve world class recognition while grossing over 1.6 million units in sales worldwide and in the process, helped write the definitions for our primary genre and subgenres in the process.
David and Steve Gordon have been noticed by the film industry too since their original music was commissioned for many film and television scores over the years, charted several times on Billboard and a recent New Age Music Retail survey has listed the team as the fifth overall favorite in our beloved genre which tells you much about their fine achievements, recognition and life work.
Yoga Planet is a new modern alternative style of music designed for yoga, exercising or fitness programs, yet the rejuvenating music is ideal for your next get together with friends or simple relaxation.
The Gordon Brothers composed and performed on Yoga Planet and enlisted three of the top creative producers and engineers in today’s electronic music and give credit to Bobby Cochran, Alex Newman and Noah Alexander for helping bring everything together.
Gliding Azure is the first of ten songs featured on Yoga Planet and a good example of the relaxing yet energizing mood created by their mellow groove atmosphere and is an innovative collection of songs that gives the perfect auditory ambience for many occasions.
Visit the sequoiarecords.com homepage and then visit David & Steve Gordon’s biography page. Here is where you can sample Yoga Planet and if you are new to The Gordon Brothers here are links to their new releases page& best sellers page. Read my review on our page dedicated to David & Steve. Directly below is my review quote about the life work of David & Steve Gordon, and the song video of Gliding Azure from the Yoga Planet album.
David & Steve Gordon are internationally acclaimed music legends admired by their early conception of nature sound creations which helped shape the landscape in New Age, World, Ambient, Nature, Chill Out, and Electronic genres. The Gordon Brothers are additionally Award Winning producers, composers, and classically trained instrumentalists recognized by their many compilation albums and early founding of their renowned Sequoia Records Label 26 years ago.
David Clavijo YouTube video compilation from The Landing ( Special Edition )
David Clavijo is a composing guitarist from Seville Spain with an adventurous expression of New Age music along with the multiple genres of World, Ambient, Contemporary Instrumental, Chill Out and Groove categories. In most cases you will find some of these influences from one album to the next with some musicians but his novel new release travels along a multitude of influences throughout the entire album.
David Clavijo first began to write songs in the styles of Pop and Rock of the 1980’s and has several compilation albums to his credit until diversifying into the multiple genre music he composes today.
The compositions of David Clavijo likewise have universal appeal having been featured in television commercials, soundtracks, festivals and numerous cultural events held in Spain. He has acquired a global audience by extensive radio airtime too and has collaborated with many international labels in the Ambient & Chill Out categories, so there are several compilation projects you can find that feature his original scores.
The Landing ( Special Edition ) is his current release and a natural acquisition for those who like lively instrumentals with wonderful upbeat rhythms since every songs carries at least a moderate or upper tempo with liberal percussion accents. Another point of interest is almost all songs exhibit piano and electric guitar harmonies with appealing vocals which nicely enhance the instrumental setting.
The Landing ( Special Edition ) by David Clavijo has 10 songs featuring some vocals and his polarizing balancing act of multiple influences which is a wonderful achievement of artistry from beginning to end plus The Landing in original form with 6 songs has attained worldwide airplay, catching the attention of not just the buying public, but some music retailers too after landing onto their best sellers section. While the original The Landing was already an earlier success, David Clavijo’s inclusion of 4 bonus tracks truly does turn his promising new multi influential release into something quite special.
Visit davidclavijo.com to sample / purchase or at his CDBaby.com page and major retail outlets. Learn more and connect with David Clavijo on his social network site FaceBook page. Below is my review quote I wrote about his release and the compilation YouTube video from The Landing ( Special Edition ) album and a special promotion video!
David Clavijo from Seville Spain has a natural inclination of what multi influential New Age music is all about and I felt his performance on acoustic & electric guitars along with piano & keyboards are a fine line balance that blend together remarkably well by his diverse compositional and instrumental strengths.
David Mauk YouTube video of Summertime from Ground Swell album.
David Mauk from Las Vegas Nevada is a composing performer with plenty of experience in the entertainment business and since he lives in the city billed as The Entertainment Capital of the World, you might have guessed he is also a performing Las Vegas musician at the popular destination when not composing his original New Age Electronic music.
David Mauk made an impressive debut with his first release 12 Months which received nomination at ZMR for Best Electronic Album, earning David the title distinction of Best New Artist nomination for 2009, so a fine entry for an artist who also happens to be writing a Broadway-type musical.
Ground Swell is his 2010 release and quite unique not only by the great mood effect of his classic yet easygoing electronic compositions but his second album is a CD/DVD collector’s edition.
The 5 bonus video clips are nicely correlated with his unique brand of classic electronic music and become a beautiful addition to the audio CD since the extra sensory effect of video makes it easy for anyone to visualize his ambient music becoming a modern times movie score.
The National Geographic Society has already realized the true dynamic effect of David Mauk’s work and have recognized many compositions by designating as their official background scores and integrating into many of their museum exhibits. In addition his music has been heard by over 10 million people at prestigious venues in many countries and currently the international King Tutankhamun, Golden Age of the Pharaohs, Cleopatra & Real Pirates are the exhibit destinations where his music enhances and brings to life the full experience for all museum visitors.
Ground Swell is in effect an Ambient, Electronica, New Age album and another fine classic that makes another great listening experience. The song Summertime is like an ode of joyous celebration the summer season always represents, marching right along in attitude by a majestic piano movement while lower piano octaves maintain the rhythm while upper ranges move up and down the scales in half steps while bell tones ring in the seasonal event.
The bonus DVD is really fun to watch and David had compiled the music videos after drawing inspiration from early American realist painter Edward Hopper and he nicely captures the early American century with Cinematic drama himself by the roller coaster ride of featured attractions on every one of the song videos he produced.
Visit the davidmauk.com homepage and then sample / purchase on his music page. Learn more about David at his social media page and then our pages dedicated to David Mauk. Below is my review quote I wrote about his current CD / DVD release titled Ground Swell and the song video of Summertime.
* In a footnote to this article, Ground Swell placed Number 1 on ZMR’s July 2010 Top 100 chart. Congradulations David!
David Mauk has given everyone 2 excellent reasons to appreciate his music in 2010. The Ground Swell CD alone is a free flowing natural display of bright ambience offered with a harmonious and casual impression, plus the DVD greatly points out the Cinematic enchantment that makes his music special.
David Wahler YouTube video of Quest from A Star Danced album.
David Wahler first began conducting his New Age Electronic music just recently, where his time signature expertly directed a unique phrasing in tempo, dynamics, and articulation, leading to a Best New Artist award of praise during the final reception at the end of his first orchestration.
NewAgeMusic.nu had recognized the first release from David Wahler by our Best Albums of 2009 awards just prior to his Best New Artist award from ZMR, so this does reflect 2 awards that are warranted and we are glad to see David Wahler receive the recognition he deserves.
Antiquus is a greatly applauded 2009 album and truly a great debut that did earn much respect by the paramount success granted to such a relative newcomer in the music industry might have surprised many.
In our interview together David did say that winning was a wonderful surprise to him but had set his sights high to earn the top honors and achievements, aware of the superb musicians creating great music within the genre.
Just like his first release A Star Danced is also welcoming a warm reception given the inherent dynamics of his well orchestrated compositions. This album has the potential to succeed in recognition like his first so another fine album I would recommended to our visitors. From our interview together David informed us of his plans for a future project, and many like myself are waiting in anticipation for his next album.
A Star Danced is David’s second album dedicated to his family circle past and present, boldly narrated by his unique direction in musical style. The Quest video compiled by Aquariel Charm is just one of the many song videos that define the music of David Wahler perfectly.
Visit davidwahler.com where you can sample / purchase both albums and read his biography page. You can also visit his CDBaby.com page then read our recent interview together and my reviews of Antiquus & A Star Danced on our page dedicated to David Wahler.
The song video Quest is a beautiful anthem giving insight into his album dedication and represents empowering inspiration to those facing challenging moments themselves. The quote from my review titled Conducting New Age Music from A Star Danced and song video Quest is shown below.
Composed, performed, and arranged solely by David Wahler, this album represents a heartfelt narration surrounding his family circle past and present, where resolution of personal life challenges are reflected as a unique source of inspiration for his music’s identity, lovingly embraced by his close family heritage.
Eric Chapelle YouTube video of Tide Pool from Across The Water album.
Eric Chapelle is a composing pianist from Austin Texas whose original music scores conceivably calm the waters by the gentle ambient music he produces. Born in France, Eric is also an avid photographer who has lived in several countries around the world and his piano music retains the essential element of relaxing music by the calm buoyancy in sound that finds neutral ground with the pounding waves heard in some music today.
Across The Water is his Contemporary Instrumental 2010 release that impart 16 songs of ambient expression and creative imagination. Eric has performed his original compositions in concerts across the U.S. for over a decade, plus movie soundtracks in television, film, and commercials have been the scores that yielded wider recognition in addition to the 2 albums to his credit. Our Time was his 1998 album admired by many and had justifiably earned Eric a place alongside more esteemed pianists after his opening debut.
Eric Chapelle’s contributions in The Heart Aid Project has inspired me to tell you more about his dedicated efforts on a tribute CD in memorandum of the fateful World Trade Center events on 9 / 11. Eric conceived and produced the tribute CD and compiled with 16 additional pianists who donate all royalties to the families and to me, greatly represents the caliber of people comprising the New Age genre today.
Across The Water is another fine illustration of the resourcefulness put into every composition while retaining another harmonious notation.
Some of the 16 songs were recorded at the Norton Island Retreat residency program in Maine. Tide Pool is one song where the comparatively timed piano solo is casual in ambient recollection to convey an impression of calm by the fluid detailing in chord phrasing in a lighter melody that offers subtle reflections. Shown below is my album review quote for Across The Water and song video of Tide Pool.
Visit the hamsamusic.com website and then purchase on his music page or at CDBaby.com to sample / purchase. Read more at our page dedicated to Eric Chapelle at his biography page. The Heart Aid Project CD is currently offered through the Spring Hill Music website.
Across the Water by Eric Chapelle is an inspired by nature collection of calming ambiance with a wealth of restful harmony for many of the challenging moments in life, smoothing out the rough edges of today while residing in a state of readiness for the next enduring wave of life challenges that are sure to arise.
Julian Ray YouTube video of Silence from In Flow of Light album.
Julian Ray is a Toronto Canada based musician I have had the pleasure of meeting right when Canada was hosting the XXI Olympic Winter Games. His freestyle New Age Ambient and Meditative discography meets and exceeds our gold standard for providing our readers defining music and I will soon be writing more about him.
Julian Ray’s presence in the music industry is lengthy in duration and he is a current member with the Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada ( SOCAN ) and an independent solo artist who produces all of his music in his project studio suite.
His current releases are Seashell Stories, Saga, Wonderful Life & In Flow of Light release that I had published a review about recently on our main pages. Always looking ahead, 2 ready for release are Argonauts of Kosmos & Garden of Mysterious Souls. Starry Tale, Evolution & Path To The Moon are future projects with song samples available at his julianraymusic.com website.
Julian’s educational background and interests are well centered in music, psychology, theater, philosophy, and art, plus he is a design artist along with wife Katrin Ray, who plays an important role by album art design and her assistance with helping advance Julian’s musical career to the next level. In addition their design work together as a couple has been greatly recognized by prestigious awards in Europe and North America during numerous design exhibitions around the world.
In Flow of Light is his current release with a lighter form of easy listening ambient music affable for at home or on the go relaxation with keyboard and percussion effects that reinforce the trademark easy to recognize discography of Julian Ray.
Silence is one song from In Flow of Light that gives a measurable indication of Julian’s characteristic approach since this particular song has more of an atmospheric casual feel that makes traveling or relaxing at home even more enjoyable.
Visit julianraymusic.com right here and read his biography page. Be sure to take a look at his current albums page, his future projects page then our page dedicated to Julian. The album quote from my review titled New Age Music Canadian Style, and the atmospheric song video Silence are shown below to give you an example of Julian Ray’s individual freestyle approach to music that indeed makes the winner’s circle.
Julian’s current album In Flow Of Light has a casual ambiance while hosting the 10 uplifting song melodies in a relaxing format, great for travel or winding down right at home. His prior releases Saga, Wonderful Life & Seashell Stories maintain this relaxing and uplifting concept, with all having a noticeable individualistic feel that indirectly tells you it was produced by Julian Ray.
Kelly Andrew YouTube video of Athena from Olympus album.
Kelly Andrew ( Kaveny ) after releasing his first album Olympus continues to create a loyal fan base for himself which makes perfect sense to me after listening to the 12 songs contained on his official debut album based upon the twelve Olympians of Greek society and then the YouTube song video from the album titled Athena.
Kelly Andrew is a classically trained composing pianist with over 15 years of producing his own signature series brand of music having composed, arranged, and produced over 35 original singles of which some songs were performed by the University of Colorado choir and the good news is that there is more to be released in the near future.
Olympus is filed New Age, Contemporary, Instrumental and Symphonic categories by New Vision Promotion director and musician Kevin Wood which is appropriate, but Kelly Andrew is also recognized for producing wider a array of music including Electronic, Trance, Celtic, Soundtrack and a Trance / Progressive hit single titled Julietta.
Reflections is an album nearing completion and he is working on several unique projects with release dates in 2010 & 2011, plus Kelly creates a wide array of music with over 15 years of experience as a musician. You are invited to visit his website for more about the Olympus album, future projects and tour dates since Kelly gives live stage concerts.
Olympus is a symphony of exceptional quality and true excitement with some of the finest orchestrations I have heard recently. Considering his strong compositional skills and the 12 tracks of classic symphonic music with contemporary instrumentals from every section backed by full percussion is unified with precision, Olympus can be regarded as a music symphony that will stand the test of time. Below is the YouTube video Athena from his Olympus album.
Visit kelly-andrew.com to sample / purchase Olympus or at his CDBaby.com page. Read the profile page on Kelly Andrew.
Kitaro – The Ultimate Kitaro Collection – Silk Road Journey.
Kitaro is a GRAMMY® and Golden Globe award-winning artist who earned acclaim and respect from the beginning of his music career. Over the past 30 years Kitaro has remained passionate with his music creations, maintaining the highest quality standards as a composer, while delivering voluminous concertos to music fans worldwide.
With volumes of Kitaro CD albums and song downloads to choose from wouldn’t it would be advantageous if the best albums by the legendary artist Kitaro were sold as a single collection? Now it is!
Domo Music Group makes the decision making process easier by offering a limited edition of Kitaro’s best albums. This extraordinary collection isn’t cheap, but when you average the cost per CD, and bonus DVD, it turns out to be an economically priced collection.
The Ultimate Kitaro Collection – Silk Road Journey is an extensive selection of the best albums by Kitaro. The Ultimate Kitaro Collection includes 15 CD albums and the Yakushiji Live DVD. Of the 15 CDs total, you will find most are albums in which he received either a GRAMMY® Award or received nomination.
Kitaro’s GRAMMY® Award winning Thinking Of You is included, along with other favorite albums like The Impressions Of The West Lake soundtrack, Journey Of Ku-Kai, Volumes 1 -4, The Best Of Silk Road, Peace On Earth CDs, and more.
I am pleased to announce I have an interview scheduled with Kitaro in the near future. New Age Music World is preparing to roll out the red carpet for Masanori Takahashi, and the millions of international fans who would like to read the newest interview with Kitaro in 2012. Until the new interview with Kitaro in 2012 is published, view the video below for The Ultimate Kitaro Collection – Silk Road Journey.
Marc Enfroy YouTube Promotion video from Unconditional album.
Marc Enfroy is an award winning pianist with a new Cinematic Piano album created in collaboration with 2002, who are another award winning, Billboard charting music team of fame. Marc’s 2011 new release titled Unconditional is an innovative Contemporary Instrumental release bound to be a success, and a newly born sound creation you are sure to love.
Unconditional is Marc’s third Cinematic Piano release. When you hear the unification in styles with Randy and Pamela Copus of 2002, I am sure you will agree this album does deliver a unique array in piano and contemporary instrumentals. Already admired for their great inspiring melodies as individual artists, the recently unveiled blend of two unique styles into a single creation of beauty is exemplary.
Marc Enfroy’s music career emerged after the death of his sister Suzanne Whiting to cancer, but it was from this profound loss his progressive music legacy arose. In loving memory of Suzanne, Marc found inspiration and proceeded to compose emotive music for the senses.
Beginning anew, he composed colorful music like a painter would use brushstrokes to fill the empty spaces on white canvas. It didn’t take long for people to admire his celestial piano music and conclude Marc is a gifted pianist and true artisan.
Unbounded was Marc’s Solo Piano debut album which set the stage for his musical career. Unbounded had acquired Best Neo-Classical album award in the ZMR Lifestyle Music Awards in 2008, along with Best New Artist nomination. Awakening was the second vibrant collection of songs he produced. The classic piano orchestrations with Janet Sullins on violin, Jack Chen on flute, and vocals by Jillian Aversa earned Marc an award nomination, and aired on many popular Internet radio stations worldwide.
Unconditional has 10 song classics of fine piano detailing expertly blended with flute, strings, bell tones and chorales, with admirable performances by Jack Chen on flute and Pamela Copus on vocals. Produced by Randy Copus of 2002, Marc Enfroy’s newly unveiled Unconditional is a passionate portraiture and beautiful exhibit empowered by design to take flight, in uplifting music made to celebrate life.
Visit marcenfroy.com to sample / purchase or at his Amazon.com page. You can read our page for Marc Enfroy, and visit Randy & Pamela Copus at 2002music.com. Below is my album review quote and YouTube video from Unconditional.
When you unite the Cinematic Piano talents of award winning Marc Enfroy with the production abilities of Billboard-charting musicians 2002, the conclusive outcome is a work of music bound to be a success.
Michael Brant DeMaria YouTube video of Surfacing from Ocean album.
Michael Brant DeMaria PH.D is a Grammy Nominated clinical psychologist, composing musician and author with a new release in his Ontos Healing Sound Project which is essentially the achievement of over 25 years in personal and professional research by Michael Brant DeMaira’s directive into the fundamental principles of auditory healing techniques.
Michael Brant DeMaria was Grammy Nominated in 2009 and I was pleased to learn his second in series Ocean, which ended the year 2009 with ZMR’s Best Ambient & Best Relaxation Album Awards, and presently Grammy Nominated for Best New Age Album award for 2010.
Gaia is his current 2010 release in the Ontos Healing Sound Project. Gaia has a concept theme based on respected Earth Scientist Dr. James Lovelock’s Gaia Hypothesis, whose research studies involving planetary exploration while at NASA led to his famous Gaia Hypothesis which interprets the Earth we share as one cohesive single living organism.
Gaia is a new release where Native American flutes and percussion in modified resonance begin their ethnic exploration and is one of the more exclusive releases I have written about as a review publicist. Gaia has every hallmark for success and rightly so. Michael’s music, books, art, and poetry have acquired recognition in the United States and international acceptance in Australia, Europe, and Russia, touching many with his universal message.
Siyotanka is the story based narrative and soundtrack score that secured a Native American Music Award ( NAMA ) in the Native Heart category, and then lead to his Grammy Nomination for Best Native American Music Album, along with winning the Best Native American Album during the year ending ZMR Music Awards for 2009.
Ocean is a unique blending of Ambient & Contemporary Instrumentals and was first conceived to help hurricane survivors begin anew and return to a more peaceful existence, but then after the 2010 Gulf Oil Disaster, Ocean became a second symbol of recovery since Michael donated his time performing concerts around the Gulf Coast Region, along with donating a portion of sales proceeds for the still ongoing wildlife recovery.
Congratulations again and all the best during your visit at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards for 2010 Michael !
Visit ontos.org to sample / purchase his music or visit his CDBaby.com page and Amazon.com page. You can visit his michaeldemaria.com blog and read a recent in-depth interview with Michael and I along with my reviews of his award winning albums on our pages dedicated to Michael Brant DeMaria. Shown below is my recent review quote I wrote about Michael’s Ocean release and feature YouTube video from the Ocean album titled Surfacing.
Michael Brant DeMaria’s Ocean release helps reclaim the natural bond we share with our greater oceanic waters while rejuvenating our vital relationship, interweaving calming ambient therapy in a bright reflection that restores a more positive link with our mysterious yet life sustaining oceanic hydrosphere.
Michael Stribling video of River Canyon from Love, Light and Water album.
Michael Stribling is an award winning New Age composer and family therapist who readily embraces change having made many of his own successful transitions during his lifetime. His new release titled Paradise Lost narrates the Native American experience and becomes the latest chapter in his long career as a musician.
Michael Stribling has made Paradise Lost into a bold and monumental seventh album, in an enduring lineage of New Age Electronic albums that have made an impact in the genre, winning awards and universal acclaim during his years as an accredited musician recognized for producing outstanding ambient music. His entire discography like recent The Promise which dealt with life transitions, became a success by winning top honors in ZMR’s Best Electronic Album in 2009.
His album Songs of Hope and Healing made it to # 1 on the Top 100 on ZMR charts, securing the Electronic Lifestyle Music Award in 2006 and Out of the Darkness, Into the Light, lit up the # 2 spot on the Top 100 in January having 2 nominations for the Lifestyle Music Award in 2007. Another Day in Paradise is another praiseworthy album while Love, Light, and Water earned nomination for Best Relaxation / Meditation Album in 2008, making every single day even brighter for this independent recording musician with a boldly optimistic outlook toward the challenge of change.
Michael Stribling’s transitions over the years include earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Music, work as a radio announcer, performing in theatre musicals and playing percussion for Johnny Mathis. Michael’s story gets even better since after becoming a successful Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist offering professional help to those who needed a hand with their transitions, he himself returned to his earlier love of music and formed Leela ( Divine Play ) Music where he also hosts free online radio programs at Leela Radio.
Paradise Lost is a terrific new release with 12 symbolic songs defined by 3 movements and while retracing the ancestral life experiences of Native Americans through electronic orchestrations, the perspective I determined ranged from total relaxation to energetic and is quite epic during this recounting of the early Native American experience.
Visit the leela-music.com website to sample or purchase at his CDBaby.com page. Also visit Michael where he hosts a free online radio program at leela-radio.com website and then our pages dedicated to Michael Stribling. Below is the review quote on Michael Stribling’s The Promise and the YouTube video from his Love, Light and Water album titled River Canyon.
Michael Stribling has clearly made many successful transitions in his musical lifetime, giving him a first hand perspective to help others cope with change. The positive yes responses shown in his earlier music and new release only proves his natural composing abilities for bringing hope and inspiration to others.
Paul Averinos YouTube video compilation from Law Of Attraction.
Paul Avgerinos is a Grammy Nominated musician with a new release called Law of Attraction his prodigious fan base is certain to fully embrace with open arms, and do so without hesitation. I would imagine this great ambient album will also succeed at winning over many new fans for Paul Avgerinos, new fans who will go directly to the heart of his widely popular Round Sky Music website.
Paul Avgerinos earlier music awards include Garden Of Delight which won Best World Album in 2007 and notable Gnosis had 5 Best of nominations total, while winning the Best Relaxation / Meditation Album award category in 2006. Muse of the Round Sky which made the airwaves on over 2000 radio stations worldwide was the album that had first introduced Paul Avgerinos from Redding Connecticut as a top artist and Grammy Nominated musician.
Paul was also the primary bass player for The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and toured with many Popular, Contemporary, and Jazz groups over the years, having been involved with numerous Platinum album productions while collaborating with popular music acts like Aerosmith, Jewel, Run DMC, Willie Nelson and Deana Carter.
Law of Attraction is an exciting fusion of New Age Ambient and World influences from the Middle East and India. Of the many earlier releases that garnered success, Law of Attraction has instrumental essentials like his earlier award winning Garden of Delight.
Law of Attraction is a new release along the same wavelength with his prior Love album, which is another positively feel good release with a passionate and dreamy intonation paired to the divine word we call love, and the Love album did after all achieve a desirable level in 2009 by 2 nominations at ZMR which included Best Relaxation / Meditation Album.
It is pretty easy to fall in love with Paul Avgerinos music whether you have been officially introduced or not, so for some of you let me officially introduce you to this award winning musician for the very first time. You may be interested to know that in addition to his eloquent skills as a composing New Age musician Paul has worked on over 100 television and film projects and has given much over the years as a top New Age musician.
Visit roundskymusic.com to sample / purchase or go to his CDBaby.com page & Amazon.com page. You can also find out more on our pages dedicated to Paul Avgerinos. Shown below is a review quote about his brand new release and colorful compilation YouTube video from Law of Attraction.
After listening to Paul Avgerinos Law of Attraction I discovered a pleasingly rich sensation of expressive delights and melodic wonderment. If this sensational new release were a library book, Law of Attraction would be classified and shelved in the romantic therapy section.
Psicodreamics YouTube video of Autumn Seduction from Eternal Angel album.
Salva Moreno of Psicodreamics is the predominate musician widely recognized in Continental Europe, the U.K. and overseas markets, where his unique form of fantasy and mythology inspired discography easily creates a magical divide apart from many New Age artists.
Valencia Spain is where Salva takes the stage to portray his principal role as master of ceremonies for Psicodreamics, and into the hypnotic realm of the mysterious and unknown, crafting his select style of fantasy inspired music cloaked in an intriguing shroud of mystery every time.
Psicodreamics creates this unique divide by producing designer mood music using a macabre blueprint with his own hands, all having an abundance of theatrical effects shown in a dramatic way that will leave you breathless. Fantasynth is his 2009 Witches on the Radiowaves production that acquired a Top 100 rating, in addition to qualifying at ZMR for Best Electronic & Best Cover Art categories.
From our interview together, Salva Moreno readily defined his music as emotional melodies for dreaming and invites the listener to discover mythology through his music. Indeed there are many opportunities for you to discover Psicodreamics and will find his discography spells out a variety of mythology and fantasy inspired tales of the heart.
Theatre des Vampires is laid out as a psychological thriller, portraying these images in classic form by a fine mixture of New Age, Ambient, Chill Out, Neo Classic and Gothic formats. This is not a rare occurrence for this composing musician who currently has 9 projects specializing in flowing tales of intrigue, all of which are well done.
AzhDark Passion is a project based on a novel by Tanith Lee titled Night’s Master, and although composed years ago, the project is relevant today as it was yesteryear. In a surreal form of Ambient, New Age, Neo Classical, and Chill Out, with symphonic interludes, the 12 songs offer one a chance to make their own conclusions about his openly mysterious music, performed to the beat of the chilling and adventurous novel by Tanith Lee. The Ambiethernum album also happens to be Psicodreamics best compilation of Ambient & Space music, and a nice selection too.
Visit the boldly unique psicodreamics.com homepage or go directly to his website store to sample / purchase. You can also visit Salva at his MySpace.com website and CDBaby.com page. Read our interview together and my reviews of his music on our pages dedicated to Psicodreamics.
The song video Autumn Seduction from the Eternal Angel album was filmed in Benafer Spain and recently compiled by Salva Moreno himself. Below is the AzhDark Passion album quote from my review titled Musical Magic and the song video of Autumn Seduction.
Psicodreamics beautiful array of mysterious albums make a great contradiction in sound and effect, becoming like a roller coaster ride of sensations, where you are taken close to the thrilling edge, but without the danger of losing your grip and falling into complete darkness.
Vicki Logan YouTube video of Don’t Be Afraid from The Ride album.
Vicki Logan is a musician who not only creates great music, but every song she has produced over the years reflects her heart and true spirit within each piece. Vicki can be defined as a New Age artist who incorporates Pop, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, and other genre influences that blend into memorable works of music that many like myself find inspirational.
Enlisting the help of Randy Gildersleeve, Andy LaCasse, Peter O’Gorman, Matt Fink, and others to produce built with pride award winning music, every album has a personal touch I am certain you will find inspiring too. The 4 albums that chronicle each advancing stage in her music career include, Chasing Dreams, Finding My Way, The Ride, & The Journey To The Places In My Soul, which is now listed in the Top 100 New Age Albums for radio play in 2009.
Vicki Logan is also a creative graphic designer and has been busy launching her new website lately, but plans are underway to produce another album before long, and many like myself are highly anticipating her next release.
If you have missed the chance to hear Vicki Logan’s music on our Stars Radio, we encourage you to visit her brand new website vickilogan.com to sample / purchase her music. Read her biography page and sample her current release The Journey To The Places In My Soul at CDBaby.com here.
There are 4 album reviews I have written, and our interview together can be read when you visit our pages dedicated to Vicki Logan. Here is an album quote I have written about Vicki Logan’s inspiring music. The video of Don’t Be Afraid is just one of many classic songs you will find memorable.
Vicki Logan is an excellent example of what can be achieved when a talented artist shares a part of themselves by putting their heart and spirit into the creation of their music. Incorporating elements of New Age, Pop, Jazz, and R & B influences provides the listener a fresh perspective with each classic piece she produces. After discovering the music of Vicki Logan, you will find yourself recalling her inspiring melodies over and over in your mind daily.
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