A fine composer of sublime sounding New Age instrumental electronica, Frank Steiner, Jr. released his 2015 album Momentum on the California based Real Music label. In addition to the music and electronica on hand, there’s some tasteful percussion that carries the music forward with sure-footed momentum, hence the title. Steiner’s fascination with World Beat music as well as New Age enchantment is never far away, giving the album an ancient as well as a futuristic feel.
Further confirmation that music can help ease a patient's pain was covered today on NPR's Morning Edition, To Ease Pain, Reach For Your Playlist Instead Of Popping A Pill. The story covered a new study by Sunitha and Santhanam Suresh (a daughter and father team) who studied the effect music and audio books had in easing the pain for post-operative children.
A video preview of the new album by Frank Steiner, Jr. Exotically shamanic, softly jazzy, rhythmically expressive — all given voice by this master of global musical genres. With some pieces solo piano, some lightly orchestrated, others gently tribal with accompanying world percussion, Steiner has created a work capturing the power of movement.
“The tale of a weary Lebanese soldier returning to his beloved home, ‘The Road to Byblos’ conjures up images of Arabian nights in a song which expertly combines Teredesai’s flute with punctuated synth keyboard effects. …Perhaps the coolest thing about Crosswinds is it’s offering a unique take on 21st century Indian music. Many western music fans are familiar with Ravi Shankar and the unique contributions of his sitar in pop and world beat music, but Teredesai’s flute shines a light on a lesser known instrument that also has a rich history in the path of Indian music.
Continuing to pave the way for world class, state of the art New Age instrumental music, Real Music released a new CD in 2015 entitled Crosswinds - World Flute Conversations by Indian flutist Rajendra Teredesai. The subject of Teredesai’s latest masterpiece is various flute melodies from around the world, including melodies from the Middle East, China, India, America and Bali. The windswept qualities of the flute are quite pronounced in Teredesai’s music. From his liner notes for the Crosswinds CD, Teredesai explains, “Most tracks on this album have a story to tell.
Crosswinds - World Flute Conversations the new album by Rajendra Teredesai is featured in the April selections for John Dilberto’s ECHOES “Top 25 for April.”
California based Real Music released part five in the Elements Series by keyboardist / composer Peter Kater. Featuring 7 tracks, and clocking in just under one hour, the 2015 CD release of Etheria is filled with memorable and enchanting instrumental music from the Hawaii based Kater. Following in the footsteps of Kater's earlier Elements CD titles Air, Fire, Water and Earth, Etheria is actually the 5th album in the series even though there are only four elements so far known to man.
NeuFutur Magazine says "This compilation links together some of the most airy and serene creations in the Real Music catalogue, ensuring that Angels of Hope is a title chock-full of the biggest names in new age music." Featuring artists such as Bernward Koch, Liquid Mind, Gandalf, Kevin Kern and more it is a collection of angelic music to fill you with hope.
Eamonn Karran has been added to the list of Real Music artists nominated for One World Music Awards. Eamonn’s Distant Sun is nominated for Best Piano with Instrumentation Album. Congratulations to Eamonn!