“With Kern, the message is pretty simple — beautiful, spiritual melodies that relax and inspire. Not overly challenging but absolutely beautiful.” — Jonathan Widran, The All Music Guide
Embracing The Wind
|1. Blossom on the Wind 5:42|
|2. Through Your Eyes 3:46|
|3. Childhood Remembered 4:27|
|4. The Silence of Knowing 4:30|
|5. Above the Clouds 5:23|
|6. Bathed in Dawn's Light 5:08|
|7. From This Day Forward 4:48|
|8. A Secret Grove 5:12|
|9. Fantasia's Lullaby 3:43|
|10. A Gentle Whisper 4:04|
Engaging piano and keyboards for his quintessential release, Kevin Kern offers one of the sweetest releases of the year. His four previous titles have sold 400,000 copies, a tribute to the beauty and grace of his music and his soothing soundscapes. Kern’s piano sketches the melody lines with keyboard synths supplying beds of sensuous and dreamy harmonies, while broken chords fill the bass clef. “Through Your Eyes” and “Bathed in Dawn’s Light” are highlighted with the gentle acoustic guitar of Davis Ramey. Jeremy Cohen’s violin adds a unique texture to reflections of “Childhood Remembered.” Though Kern lives in a world different from that of the fully sighted, his ability to translate sights, sounds and feelings into gorgeous melodies is heightened and more sensitive. In a romantic glimpse into his personal life, Kern shares a piece written for his wife-to-be prior to their June wedding in “From This Day Forward.” Frequently appearing on Billbaord’s chart, Kern’s recordings are among the best piano/keyboard contemporary instrumental albums available.
Using piano lines over broken-chord arpeggios and luscious synth strings, Kevin Kern composes soothing instrumentals of peace and tranquillity. Bamboo chimes open the concert for the springtime “Blossoms on the Wind” with piano and synth-orchestra. “Through Your Eyes” features the smooth acoustic guitar of Davis Ramey, while Jeremy Cohen’s violin provides a soulful and innocent recollection in “Childhood Remembered.” Especially poignant and meaningful is the matrimonial “From This Day Forward” in honor of Kern’s recent wedding. Composing in a world of heightened sounds, Kern exquisitely describes pictures in his mind with his lyrical music, earning him regular appearances on New Age sales charts with more than 400,000 albums sold.