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Topic: Dyan Garris
eight - Music for Ascention
This is New Age music for self-healing, relaxation and vibrational attunement of mind, body, and spirit. All you do is listen. Dyan's CDs have earned the "National Health & Wellness" Stamp of Approval. Tracks of soothing instrumental music, for both the seasoned meditator and the novice. The journeys are a refreshing escape. Take off the burdens of the day and put on this serenity for the soul. Dyan’s music can be heard internationally on and numerous radio stations. Music charting #1 on Music Choice’s “Soundscapes” cable TV channel. Her "Spiritus Sanctus Vol. 1 and Volume 2 and "Release" were nominated for New Age Reporter Lifestyle Awards.

Posted by Editor at 1:40 PM CDT
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Topic: Spencer Brewer
For over 30 years, Spencer Brewer has been a composer/pianist/performer on the cutting edge of instrumental music- inspiring audiences and listeners worldwide with his piano skills and hauntingly unique melodies. This long awaited album is Spencer's first 'solo' release in 16 years and is his 17th album. Cinematic is a double CD featuring Spencer's original music that has either made it to film or TV or was composed for those markets. One CD 'Technicolor' is all fully orchestrated pieces featuring many world class artists and the other CD 'Black & White' contains all those pieces on solo piano.

Posted by Editor at 7:23 PM CDT
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Topic: Harlan Mark Vale
My name is Harlan Mark Vale. I am a musician. I live and breathe music. Without music, there is no life. I am also spirit. The journey that got me to this realization is also the journey that created the album, Bright Angel. The music I have created here is a free-flowing river of the Divine expressing itself through me. My formal music training began at The Evergreen State College in Washington State in the 70’s, where I studied electronic music and audio engineering. Later, I performed with Trillium, The New Art Orchestra, and others creating free improvisational jazz and experimental genres playing piano, synthesizer and percussion. After years of playing and recording electronic music covering many genres, I have finally returned to my beginnings; the piano. This is where my hearts speaks to me most clearly. The album title, “Bright Angel” came about after spending time at the Grand Canyon. There is a feature in the canyon called Bright Angel Point as well as a trailhead by the name of Bright Angel Trail. These features are moving and inspiring by their very nature. While at the canyon, I discovered a baby grand piano on the mezzanine above the lobby at the El Tovar Hotel, situated on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. It was here that I gave birth to the music portrayed on the Bright Angel CD. These pieces are my attempt to capture the majesty and serenity I feel being and performing at the Grand Canyon.
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Topic: Randy Granger
Randy Granger is an innovative award-winning songwriter, composer and independent recording artist based in New Mexico. His distinctive Southwest Americana style fuses New-Folk, Native American Flutes and the modern and mesmerizing Hang Drum. This new CD presents eight original peaceful, haunting, joyful songs evoking the rich and ancient spirit of the Desert Southwest. Relaxing, meditataive flute music that paints a vivid soundscape from this native musician and songwriter who's music is heard on RADIOnuages as well as other radio series like Hearts of Space, NativeRadio, Audiosyncracy and many public, community and internet radio stations and podcasts. Uplifting, peaceful, transcendently earthy Native American flute music. Solo flute, hang drum by panart and percussion. Perfect for studying, writing, meditating, yoga.
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Topic: Ottmar Liebert
CDs Available Here

Binaural Recording
One live disc (“The Scent of Light”) and one studio recording, this duo of soft music albums from the pop flamenco guitarist is about as good as background music can be. Each disc offers 10 tracks of mellow, romantic faux flamenco guaranteed not to offend anyone. It's music for romance and quiet nights. But careful, you may find yourself falling asleep.

Posted by Editor at 12:20 AM CDT
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Topic: Timothy Cooper
Of his solo piano sounds, Timothy Cooper says: "I love the piano's ability to create oceanic sound—a great wash of sustained sound that can seem at once infinite and intimate, with no borders or boundaries--only the presence of being... Sometimes my music has no definable beginnings, no absolute endings: only waves upon waves of sound headed as if for all shores, as in the music of dreams.
ON THE WEB | SHOP Timothy Cooper

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Topic: Sundad
Sundad, comprised of father and son guitarists, John Eurell Sr. and John Jr., and percussionist Chet Soares, is making their name as one of a new class of acoustic bands whose compositions, recordings, and live performances are filled with eclectic rhythms, harmonies, and chord changes. The original repertoire consists of mostly finger-style acoustic guitar instrumentals that have been described as "New Age, World Fusion" and Jam-Band music. The group is based in Conn. and Westchester County, NY.
With its jazz riffs, world beat spice, mixture of earthy/sensual and kinetic energizing rhythms, as well as enough guitar fireworks to fulfill any lover of the instrument, the trio's latest release is almost certain to please acoustic instrumental music fans who seek an album which engages the listener's body and mind. --Bill Binkelman, New Age Reporter

Posted by Editor at 8:27 AM CDT
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Love, Light and Water
Topic: Michael Stribling
Michael Stribling (born 1951) is an award-winning American musician, best known for his series of New Age albums. His debut New Age album, “Songs of Hope and Healing,” was named Best Electronic Album of 2006 by New Age Reporter. "Love, Light, and Water" is Michael Stribling's fourth CD to date. Stribling is not unique in his musical quest to soothe and heal, but one of the things that sets him apart from many of the other composers in this genre is that his music is not all sunshine and puffy clouds—he allows some of the darker and more pensive aspects of life into his music, which is a more realistic picture of the human experience. The music on this album is divided into three suites that "celebrate the hope and promise of new love, the energizing beauty of light, and the sustaining power of water." Although the music is often quite orchestrated, Stribling creates all of his music himself on keyboards. Some of it is quite melodic, and other pieces are more ambient and atmospheric—all of it is very beautiful.
ON THE WEB | IMAGES | SHOP Michael P Stribling

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Topic: Andre Gagnon
André Gagnon O.C. was born 1 August 1942 in St-Pacôme-de-Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada. A Canadian musician and composer he shifted from a classical musical style to a more contemporary style in the mid-1970s with beautiful instrumental albums such as Neiges. Gagnon played the piano as a child and began writing short pieces at six. In 1969 André Gagnon gave up accompanying to devote himself to a career as soloist, composer, and arranger. Gagnon developed a large following in Japan and recorded and re-released many albums for the Japanese market under the RCA Victor label, during the next 15 years. He first toured that country in 1991, returning seven times 1996-2003. He recorded his Noël album with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra in 1992, and collaborated again in 1994 with the National Philharmonic Orchestra, recording Romantique.

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Topic: William Hoshal
Nominated "Best New Age Song" ONE SKY at 7th annual Independent Music Awards

The Debut CD, A RUMOR OF THE SUN is a musical collage of settings focusing on the haunting voice of the Native American Flute. This beautiful instrument blends itself seamlessly into the worlds of jazz, ambient, and meditative, ranging from contemplative melodies to rhythmically charged improvisations. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Bill draws influence from many musical worlds, including classical, jazz, and commercial. An award-winning composer and arranger, his music has been featured in jazz festivals and the concert stage both here and abroad. A lifelong fascination with indigenous music and an interest to connect with his own distant heritage ultimately led him to the Native American flute. Influenced by masters like R. Carlos Nakai, he began incorporating the traditions of the flute into the harmonic and rhythmic structures of jazz and contemporary classical music.

William Hoshal's site | SHOP William Hoshal

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