With Momentum, which is Frank Steiner, Jr.’s 4th album release since 1998, he has created an intricate musical landscape that moves easily between several styles of music, and yet the flow of the album as a whole feels very homogenous and unified as you move from song to song. Momentum is unusual in the sense that each of the songs on this project are between 9 and 11 minutes long which allows Steiner to really pull the listener into each of the compositions in a way that shorter songs do not allow.
With another release in the Namasté series of albums, Real Music has once again gathered together some exceptional songs around a common theme. This time Real Music has delved into their catalog of music to find songs that support the practice of yoga hence, the album title Namasté Yoga. This album features nine songs by six artists that will give the listener a little more than an hour to fully enter into their practice of yoga and put them into the proper state of mind with which to obtain the most benefit from their time invested.
Crosswinds by Rajendra Teredesai set out to explore the diversity of flute music from all over the world through compositions that would embody the essence of these styles. Teredesai’s purpose was to expose the listener to the cultural heritage of a single instrument as experienced from locations as far flung as China, Arabia, Bali, India, Tibet, and compositions that represent Native Americans here in the U.S.
Real Music has released another stellar compilation album this time with the theme of healing featuring ten of their outstanding artists serving up songs that will touch your soul and your body. Many times as we journey through this world which can very often be harsh and unyielding, we all are in need of healing regardless of whether that healing is for the body, or for the spirit, or for the mind. This collection of music will serve you well regardless of what kind of healing you might need.
Peter Kater continues with his successful Elements Series that have covered the four physical elements namely Earth, Air, Fire, and Water, and with the release of his latest album, he covers another element that is not quite as physical as his previous elements albums. His new release for Real Music is entitled Etheria and after a few listens to this peaceful gem that Kater has created, I too agree that listeners will immediately feel the other worldly nature of the music that he has composed for this release.