Listening to this recording is like taking a walk in the forest where your cares and worries magically fall away. It’s as if you can hear the ancient trees, and feel their healing power. The variety of sounds from Kenio Fuke, Kevin Kern, Gandalf, The Haiku Project and many other favorite Real Music artists contribute to the sense of a rich and diverse ecosystem.
One of my favorites in a long time, Haugen’s Falling Water Shimmering Strings is a beautiful and unexpected surprise! Meditative, calming and vibrant, it offers an atmospheric background illuminated with delicate percussion and warm strings from both East and West.
The flavor of India peppers Haugen's masterful acoustic instrumentation, including guitar, lap steel and banjo. The artist’s love for the ocean, surfing, yoga and meditative pursuits especially comes through and carries us along on soft waves of sound.
This is a gem for fans of the Real Music label. Namasté Yoga, the fifth in the label’s popular Namasté series, gives you the chance to revisit your favorite artists perfectly sequenced, and ideally combined for yoga, meditation, massage or any relaxation experience. Artists on this release include Sacred Earth, Karunesh, Ben Leinbach, Rajendra Teredesai, and more.
On his second recording, Kenio Fuke continues to invoke nature through music, using classical and improvised sounds to create a peaceful, verdant atmosphere. Piano, keyboards and strings harmonize beautifully. Occasionally, wind instruments and a whisper of voice add to the tranquil soundscape. Listening is like stepping into the perfect day complete with gentle breezes and a colorful sunset. It is thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable.
When you want to promote a calming, peaceful atmosphere, turn to Kevin Kern’s Enchanted Piano. Kern’s piano melodies are always delightful. His pieces gently and joyfully flow from one to the next, creating a sense of comfort like coming home. Very well produced and technically sophisticated, yet spontaneous and original, this recording’s memorable melodies leave a lasting impression long after the music has stopped.