This album marks the second release by Carl Borden for the Real Music label and it is a real treat for listeners who are seeking a peaceful, contemplative album to offer them a momentary respite from the “noise” that we encounter each day when we step out of our doors to go off and to earn our living or whatever else that requires us to leave the sanctuaries that we all call home. All the songs on Breathe were written, produced, mixed, and mastered by Borden save “Breathe” and “Beautiful Memories” which also had Keimy Sakamoto lending a hand as the Assistant Mastering Engineer.
Haiku is the nom de guerre of Danish artist and composer Henrik Hytteballe who chose the name because he was attracted to the simplicity of Japanese haiku poetry. Flow was originally released in 2009 in Denmark, but as is so often the case, a release never hits the radar due to limited promotion and lack of global distribution. Thanks to Real Music and this re-release on their label, fans of new age/ambient music around the world can be introduced to the enjoyable music of The Haiku Project.
I have been listening to Liquid Mind’s (aka Chuck Wild) music for many, many years now and have always found that when I want some music that will help me to relax or drift off to sleep, I am in good hands when it comes to Liquid Mind’s releases. Over the years I have heard many albums that attempted to mix the sound of rain or the sound of a babbling brook or the sound of the ocean’s waves into the music.
The great thing about Real Music’s compilations is that they have a tremendous amount of talent to draw upon when putting together these themed collections for which they are so well known. Many of us who have been buying music for decades and have been converting them to MP3’s to take with us out into the world often do the same thing that Real Music does as we gather our favorite artists that invoke whatever theme we are looking to create and put them into a folder for our enjoyment.
Gandalf has let the music on Dreamweaver reveal his heart along with the truths of his life that have been discovered on his own musical journey.