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Quiescence: A World at Peace by Amberfern

Clive Brooks, also known as Amberfern, produces meditative and healing new age music. He lives in England's New Forest National Park, and you can hear the natural influences in his music that have no doubt been absorbed from his surroundings. This CD can be categorized as World Music as you can hear the influences from a variety of world cultures in his compositions. Clive uses drums, vibes, synths and more to create a sound palette that interweaves music that at heart contains elements of ambient, new age and electronica. Clive has skillfully woven these various textures together to create an introspective sound stage that takes the listener on a sonic adventure through these different realms. It is peaceful, mood setting and sometimes intentionally brooding. These are wonderful compositions with which to create a quiet and thoughtful setting that will allow the listener to relax and unwind. My preferred songs off this CD are Light on Water, a somber piece, which tantalizes the listener with a slight oriental flavor. This song can be very intense but it is essentially contemplative in nature. Bedouin Sunrise captures the Middle Eastern feel extremely well. This is a melodic and very fascinating composition. Seagulls, a jazzy beat and an almost West Coast feel comes across in Clear Skies. I love the vibes and flute combination. But my favorite is the opening track on this album called Misty Harbor. Water, ethereal "fog" and an electronic keyboard blend in a very appropriately titled song. This is an impressive CD that presents the work of Amberfern aka Clive Brooks who is a very talented musician and does not disappoint. The overall feeling of the album is very ambient, very electronica, and quite wonderful to listen to.

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Michael Foster