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November 24, 2019

For adventurous music fans, it happens every year when the holidays roll around. When we make our holiday playlists, we want some of our tried and true favorites – but after a while, the constant loop of those wears thin and we find ourselves on the hunt for fresh voic...

November 10, 2019

While some old school artists find reasons to lament the shift from the tactile joys of CD sales and ownership to the digital, streaming and playlist age of consumption, other, more prescient musicians are embracing full throttle the unique possibilities that this era...

November 10, 2019

As someone who writes artist bios as part of my living, I am privy to the general intent of the endeavor. It’s supposed to entice press folks to listen and in turn, help excite potential listeners to check out the music. There’s an unspoken credo to accentuate the posi...

November 7, 2019

Two intriguing questions occur to me when listening Autumn Monsoon, an intricate, hypnotic-exotic, soul-transportive collection showcasing the lush melodies, globally expansive rhythmic flow and stunning aural tapestries of New Mexico based husband and wife Suzanne Ten...

November 7, 2019

One of the great joys of a life and career spent listening to music is discovering new artists – and it often happens that those grand talents we’re hearing for the first time are actually popular veterans who somehow escaped our radar no matter our best efforts to sta...

November 3, 2019

True to the title of his remarkable, genre-transcendent collection Sempre: A New Dimension, Ian Maksin’s approach to the cello is expansive, rhythmically and culturally eclectic and truly timeless, taking us on wild journeys through a variety of moods, weather patterns...

October 27, 2019

In my earlier review of multi-flutist Monica Williams’ stirring debut album Journey of Tears, I complimented her for blissfully blending “her gorgeous flute melodies and deeply textured production with compelling storytelling throughout.”

I referred to her narrative sty...

October 17, 2019

The Further Improvisational New Age Piano-Flute Adventures by Longtime Friends and Musical Soulmates Robert Thies and Damjan Krajacic

The success and wide-ranging acceptance in New Age circles of Robert Thies and Damjan Krajacic’s award-winning improvisational duo conce...

September 16, 2019

Especially when it comes to new age solo piano music, we often talk about the great holistic healing powers of music in easing pain/burden and speaking health, joy and positivity to the body, heart, soul and mind. Often these powers are spoken of in a general or metaph...

August 31, 2019

With the release of his majestic new collection Two Hearts, award winning composer, pianist and synthesist David Wahler celebrates a decade of stellar new age recordings, keeping the rapturous musical conversation and heart/soul immersion flowing with the emotionally s...

August 30, 2019

That’s the thing about promises. They capture our imagination as we’re grounded in the present and turn our attention to hopeful moments in the future. I felt it 2017, when I first heard that veteran composer/musicians Fiona Joy (piano), Lawrence Blatt (guitar), Jeff O...

August 5, 2019

When it comes to a necessary shift of perspective, especially when it’s music that encourages the heavy shifting, sometimes timing is everything. Perhaps not so coincidentally, I started immersing in Compassion, the exquisite, soul enveloping and empowering fourth albu...

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