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Topic: Tom Salvatori
Review A perfect musical marriage. I love Iris's compostions and piano playing and Tom's compositions and guitar playing so putting the 2 together is for me perfection. - Reviewer: Dr Catherine Galatola --website posting

Review When Evening Falls, by Salvatori and Litchfield was quite relaxing and wonderful. I bought the CD When Evening Falls, to play in my fourth grade classroom during quiet times as background music. Very nice, very relaxing and inobtrusive. The students began asking for it to be played. After school I found myself playing it while grading, and other teachers wandering in to ask what CD that was. I have not found a CD by Tom Salvatori that I didn't like! - Reviewer: Denise Aiani --website posting

Tom Salvatori and Iris Litchfield (Artist), Salvatori - Litchfield (Composer), n/a (Conductor), Classical Guitar; Grand Piano and Cello (Orchestra), Tom Salvatori; Iris Litchfield; John Catchings (Performer)

Posted by Editor at 2:59 PM CDT
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Topic: Matthew Labarge
The music on in small hours is both deeper and more sophisticated than Labarge's previous release, first fall night. Work began on it shortly after first fall night was released in 2002, so it has been five years in the making. in small hours is a concept album that starts with the descent of evening and moves gradually through the night. The conclusion describes the dawn and advent of a clear spring morning, and ends with a love song. in small hours was engineered and co-produced by Grammy Award-winning engineer Corin Nelsen at Will Ackerman's Imaginary Road Studio, and mastered by legendary mastering engineer Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering. Included in this release is a bonus CD. It contains a twelve minute electronic piece with drums titled five midnights, composed and performed by Matthew Labarge. GOOGLE LINKS | BIO | BUY Matthew Labarge

Posted by Editor at 3:18 PM CDT
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Topic: James Filkins

Easy listening acoustic finger style...

guitar selections that relaxes and meditates the imagination. He writes "Playing guitar has been a part of my life for over 30 years. My brother got me started and I have tried to measure up to him ever since. I am relatively new to fingerstyle guitar. Somewhere back 2001 or 2002 I began to dabble with alternative tunings and quickly found myself headed down the path that has resulted in my CD Borderline Normal. In the process I have eschewed the plectrum and begun thinking about my fingernails far too much. The tunes on my debut CD have evolved over the past few years and were recorded in our home in various rooms; A homegrown project all the way around ".   Filkins is a core artist at  which means his music is heard regularly on the worldwide radio service.



Posted by Editor at 6:53 PM CDT
Updated: Thursday, 19 July 2007 7:01 PM CDT
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Healing Music of the Southwestern USA
Now Playing: Triumph of the Spirit
Topic: Jeffrey Fisher

Jeffrey Fisher is a very talented composer, but also a highly respected spiritual teacher, Tai Chi master and painter. His album "Triumph of the Spirit" is inspiring and enlightening. "Triumph of the Spirit" marked an evolution in Jeffrey Fisher's career as a composer, presenting music born of an unprecedented collaboration with Taos, NM-based painter Charles Collins and his "Between Worlds" collection of paintings. With this album, Fisher delivers five breathtaking works, including the title song "Triumph of the Spirit", creating symphonic poetry, enlivening Collin's paintings with sound.

Jeffrey Fisher on CDs

Posted by Editor at 3:41 PM CDT
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Now Playing: ...Music From My Heart
Topic: Margie Balter

In MUSIC FROM MY HEART, Margie paints a portrait of self-expression and moving heartfelt emotion She says, “I love it when songs just come to me, and I love it when they come in dreams. I enjoy the challenge of trying to solve the puzzle of what I almost hear, the chipping away of the idea to get it right. I really love collaborating and have written songs with a large number of super talented players and writers. I feel very blessed about this and about sweet inspiration, because I have zillions of ideas that are always buzzing around. Music is for everyone. It has been a thrill to teach, compose, play, and, I hope through music, speak directly from my heart.”


Posted by Editor at 3:33 PM CDT
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eMotive non profit compilation album
Now Playing: making music...saving lives

Editorial Reviews
Product Description:
Non Profit Music (NPM), a privately owned record label, was born with the vision of helping people through humanitarian programs using the music sales of new emerging artists in the New Age and Contemporary Instrumental genres. Non Profit Music started in the Nineties when several indie music portals, such as, provided many artists the opportunity of sharing their music while obtaining revenues from their digital downloads. As part of a personal self-commitment to humanitarian causes, one of these artists, Jorge Grundman, donated all proceeds obtained from royalties for music downloads on to Doctors Without Borders (DWB) in Spain. After a resounding success on the Internet, Grundman decided in 2002 to create the Non Profit Music record label to officially launch his artistic career by releasing his first album We are the forthcoming past, take care of it. He also donated all profits from the sales of his album to DWB and opened new horizons to artists with similar interests. Non Profit Music artists have had continuous success online since the creation of the label. They have appeared on many mainstream TV shows, on radio and in press interviews in Spain and also internationally in Europe, Japan and, with the help of Only New Age Music, in the USA. NPM has been featured on many panels in Spain (Madrid and Barcelona) to present and explain the NPM philosophy and achievements with the support of the Spanish retail chain FNAC Music Superstores. In 2005, Non Profit Music signed an agreement of collaboration with Doctors Without Borders in Spain, and NPM made a formal donation to DWB. In addition, several humanitarian promotional activities were established including the permission to use the DWB logo on the NPM products packaging and the production of ongoing benefit concerts. Non Profit Music also has created the NPM Foundation, with a broader scope in its aim of music promotion and humanitarian help. Thus, a number of solidarity concerts have taken place with renowned artists such as Ara Malikian; and, in addition, the NPM Chamber Orchestra has been formed. Their album, Tears of Beauty, was launched in 2006, as well as the audiobook Con Los Nueve Sentidos (With the Nine Senses). This compilation, eMotive, is a selection of the most representative works of Non Profit Music artists, including music from already released albums as well as new tracks from upcoming releases.

Posted by Editor at 3:25 PM CDT
Updated: Thursday, 19 July 2007 3:26 PM CDT
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Topic: Sean Mahnken
Reviewed by Kathy Parsons

Patternsis Sean Mahnken’s debut CD of original piano solos. Richly varied in moods and emotions, this CD was fifteen years in the making. An electrical engineer who minored in music at Utah State University, Mahnken began composing at the age of eighteen as an outlet for his emotions. He started piano lessons at the age of eight, but quit after three years. In college, he became frustrated by not being able to play the popular music of the time, so he started making up his own music, finding chords and harmonic patterns that worked for him. Mahnken’s playing style is very natural and expressive, but his piano doesn’t quite keep up with him on some tracks, sounding a bit metallic, as digital pianos do. A few of the tracks have some additional keyboard accompaniment, but most are solo piano. “Patterns” is a very solid first recording.

Pianist Sean Mahnken on CD

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Topic: Rettward von Doernberg
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Film Composer and Ambient Electronica Artist Rettward von Doernberg Releases New Track »Night Drive«

Berlin, Germany - May 1, 2007

Rettward von Doernberg, composer of the film music for the award winning animation short »Manic Moondays« and contributor to many other film, music and art projects has released a new Ambient Electronica track called »Night Drive«. Like all his other projects it is available as an MP3 download at major online music stores such as the iTunes Music Store, Napster, eMusic and Rhapsody.

»Night Drive« is a well-balanced combination of soundscapes, ethnic vocals, nice beats, a light symphonic touch and wide-open spaces. It is already playing on various radio stations (HBR1, Subsonic Temple, Epiphany Radio and many more [complete list]) and has been included in popular podcasts (Spacemusic, Idyllic Music; Caribbean Chill - coming up). DJs and listeners alike have described it as relaxing, colorful -- and simply beautiful.

Free high quality Mp3s (192 kBits, VBR, best quality) of »Night Drive« and the other tracks may be downloaded here
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Topic: Lawrence Blatt
Lawrence Blatt's Out of the Woodwork” debuts at number 11 on the New Age Reporter Top 100 New Age/Ambient/World Radio/Internet Airwaves Chart - March 10, 2007

San Francisco, California: Lawrence Blatt’s new solo album “Out of the Woodwork” was released to radio stations across the US in late January and early February. Station uptake has been steady and to date numerous radio programs are airing selections from the album. As a result of the station uptake, the album debuted at number 11 on the February 2007 New Age Reporter Top 100 New Age/Ambient/World Radio/Internet Airwaves Chart.

“I am so grateful to the program and music directors for allowing my music to be heard. There is no greater reward to an artist than to know that your music has a chance to touch so many lives. The radio airplay is one vehicle for this.” said Lawrence Blatt when he learned of the news regarding the placement of his album on the top 100 chart.

To view the entire New Age Reporter Top 100 New Age/Ambient/World Radio/Internet Airwaves Chart please click here.

More about Lawrence Blatt

Lawrence Blatt is an independent solo artist who has been playing acoustic guitar for over 30 years. He is currently performing his original compositions for finger-style-guitar in the San Francisco Bay area. His music has been called heartwarming, soothing, and relaxing. His music consists of layers of guitar work decorated with luscious melodies and percussive moods. “As a solo instrumentalist I have to let my guitar be my voice. I try to create moods and express feelings by using alternate tunings, by careful attention to musical dynamics and intonation and by layering percussive sounds behind the main voice of the guitar. Sometime playing a phase softer or louder can have a significant impact on what is communicated. In some cases being a solo instrumentalist is difficult since I cannot use lyrics to directly express my thoughts and feelings. In another sense, this is highly cathartic as my music can communicate in any language and I can create new patterns of communication through sounds and rhythms.” said Blatt. His latest project is called "Out of the Woodwork" and is a compilation of thirteen original pieces that range from solo acoustic guitar works to multilayered complex compositions.

More about the New Age Reporter

The New age reporter was created to promote the New Age Music industry. In addition to new age music, the site also covers world music, ambient music, electronic music, Native American music, Celtic music, music for healing and relaxation, health and wellness music and many others. It provides a number of terrific services for artists, promoters, retailers and broadcasters of new age music, world music, ambient music, electronic music and other genres.

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Topic: Fabrizio Selli

Italian composer and pianist Fabrizio Selli has released the cd The Magic Room.

Born in Milan (IT), where he studied piano and composition, he began composing when he was a child. Having fallen in love for classical and jazz music, as well as pop music, he worked as a piano and keyboards player, producer and arranger in many different music environments, recording jingles, soundtracks, dance and electronic records (with Sony Music and Emi) in both Italy and other parts of Europe. In addition to popular sounds, he enjoys composing in his own style, which is a mix between new age, classical and pop music. He defines this mix as soundtracks without movies, a handiwork of piano composition and the wise use of various technologies. The Magic Room is his first solo album. Recorded in his own studio, it contains 16 tracks. Piano is the main hero, backed by both other keyboards and cello. Ryuichi Sakamoto, Michael Nyman and Lyle Mays are three major inspirational artists for his compositions, as well as Einaudi, Burt Bacharach's songs, Morricone's soundtracks and electronic music. Publishing Company : Fabrizio Selli Official Website :

Posted by Editor at 1:38 PM CDT
Updated: Tuesday, 26 June 2007 1:39 PM CDT
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