As a child, Kevin would sit in a room lit only by firelight, allowing his imagination to bring the images and emotions that he then combined with his immense talent into musical expression. To this day Kevin darkens the studio lights to compose his uniquely exquisite piano music, accompanied only by imagination’s light.
Oboe as the principal instrument sounded like it could be kind of awful, but it is instead rather awesome! All of the nine tracks are ensemble works that include piano, keyboards, guitar, vocals, and strings, but Walder’s oboe sings with and soars above them all in a marvelous mix.” —Solo Piano Publications
“Rarely does an album featuring oboe as the lead instrument land on my desk…a pure sound reminding me of carefree summer childhood days spent blowing on a piece of reed. Exquisite playing both joyous and tender, this music speaks a language I have so yearned to hear. From the first notes there was never another title considered, referred to from day one as Pure Joy.” —Terence Yallop, President, Real Music
There is a place where all energy gathers and from where all movement harmoniously expands. Sayama has masterfully crafted this album to flow with the qi gong form of modern day Shaolin master Shi Xinggui. Like the seamless sequence itself, this peaceful music will gently energize the body allowing the dust of a busy day to be swept away and replaced by an inner calm, a harmony with all life.
This collection of Karunesh favorites is the perfect music to set the tone and enhance your own sacred “collection” time. Whether that be the doing of, as in yoga, or the receiving of, as in massage, blissful is how you will feel. An exotic and often trance-like blend of sitar, guitar, keyboard, bansuri, oud, sarod, Indian violin, flute and soft vocals for invoking the sacred.
With masterful fretwork and vivid imagination, exciting young acoustic guitarist Johannes Linstead blends the best of traditional and contemporary South American/Caribbean melodies in this passionate, original and deeply emotional music.