Dreamweaver is pure enchantment, another top-notch release from Gandalf!” — Music Design
Threads of guitar, flutes, Irish whistles, cello, piano, percussion and atmospheric wizardry seemlessly blend into an enchanting harmony that is unmistakably Gandalfian.
Featured on The Echoes Top 25 for Feburary 2013 by John Dilberto
Nominated for a 2013 ZMR Music Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Music as luminous and intimate as a Monet painting from international favorite Kevin Kern, whose In the Enchanted Garden has become a cherished favorite in over 40 countries. Subtle colorings, including violin, cello and clarinet, combine with gentle and eloquent piano songs to evoke a setting for Summer Daydreams.
On his debut album, we spent an Afternoon in Sedona with flutist/multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Gunn exploring the spirit of the magnificent Southwestern desert landscape. The Sacred Fire captures Gunn’s eternal reverence for Mother Earth and the sounds that echo from ancient peoples who once tread delicately upon it. On tracks such as “Odessa,” lush orchestrations punctuated by percussive tribal beats and stirring vocals burn with the intensity of primitive dance, while the tender romantic ballad “Midnight Hour” embraces us under a moonlit sky warmed by the beat of fire’s dying embers. Gunn says, “The Sacred Fire symbolizes strength, romance, power and sensuality — a true reflection of life.”
As the title of his new album suggests, Nicholas has reached a crossroads from which he moves boldly in a new and exciting direction. Traveling with his trademark sound evoking the spirit of the American southwest, the journey is enriched by the uplifting, sensual and provocative rhythms, textures and dynamics of Latin America. With spectacular production, Gunn’s flute soars and spirals amidst a seamless backdrop of exquisitely arranged accompaniment featuring acoustic guitar, piano, violin, marimba, synthesizers and excitingly diverse percussion. This is a beautiful and refreshing recording. Take a journey to the Crossroads and feel the heartbeat of the earth!
...Catchy melodic hooks along with its renaissance charm makes Greenwoods an enchanting gem....” —Solo Piano
Paul Machlis’ lilting piano melodies embellished with uilleann pipes, whistle, cello, guitar and fiddle combine to produce a wondrous album steeped in the heart of the Celtic tradition. Reverence for the people, traditions and music infuses each Greenwoods track, capturing the mystery and magic of the Northern Isles.