Much like the fictional wizard that shares his namesake, Gandalf (Austrian composer/musician Heinz Strobl) is an artist capable of weaving magic. Though in Strobl’s case, it is through his beautiful, whimsical melodies. Dreamweaver, Gandalf's new 2013 endeavor, immerses the listener in a set of lovely compositions that are rich in diverse instrumentation and flowing moods, creating the perfect space for relaxation. From the get go, the album takes flight on the wings of tranquility, with the cascading piano tones and pleasant flute wanderings of “Into the Rising Sun - Part 1” providing a taste of what's to come. On “Part 2,” we get our first introduction to the cello, which later shines brightly on the concerto-like “Between Ebb and Flow.” Sentimental piano and the bright tones of the Irish whistle make the closing two-part "Written in the Stars" another highlight. Dreamweaver is pure enchantment, another top-notch release from Gandalf!