I find soft guitar work to be both soothing and calming. Mike Howe presents us with 17 tracks of excellent, smooth guitar compositions that will enhance your workspace and your home. This English born musician was nominated for best new artist for his debut album Time Stands Still back in 2009, as well as Best Instrumental Acoustic album for his second release. This CD continues in the same vein of exceptional guitar. This is classic acoustic guitar work; melodic, harmonized and offered up, simply, for the listener's enjoyment.
From the opening track called “Portal Quest” with its dark and brooding textures you know that you are leaving the confines of this galaxy to journey through the cosmos via the music on Thierry David's latest release called Stellar Connection. This is his fourth release for Real Music and this album offers us a mixture of ambient, space and some densely atmospheric pieces that are filled with piano and synths that give you the sensation of flight and of soaring through space.
Amberfern, aka Clive Brooks, is a composer whose forte is meditative music that is very peaceful and contemplative. He creates soundscapes that let the listener bask in the atmospheric music that he so skillfully performs on each of his musical releases. Amberfern has spent over 30 years in the music business and has worked at composing, production and has even taught music as well. He lives and works in the midst of England's New Forest National Park and I'm sure that this natural environment has had a significant influence on the music that he composes.
Hearing Rajendra Teredesai's flute playing immediately transports the listener into another state of mind beginning with the first note and lasting until the last echoes fade away on track 10. Rajendra was signed to Real Music back in 2011 to allow his music to reach out to those who had yet to experience his music in the United States and other countries around the world.
Frank Steiner Jr.'s latest release called Into Forever is just what the doctor ordered when it comes to spending a little over an hour relaxing and letting the stress of the day flow out of you through each of the seven tracks that comprise this album.