If you know enough about Kern’s music to have an opinion about it, chances are it’s always a good one. One of those crafty piano man/instrumentalists, he knows how to consistently make winning instrumental music without ever crossing the line into easy listening dreck. With ten albums already out on Real Music, this is the right time to take a look back and group some of his best into a themed collection. This one focuses on his romantic side and it really ought to be packaged with some candles and some wine better than Two Buck Chuck.
Uh oh, here's what happens when you get too many new toys at once. Sacred Earth has moved their catalog over to Real Music. Earlier this year, Real put out four of their seven albums all at once. There are three more up their sleeves ready to go. This set, which has a cover very similar to The Way Home is actually a round up of tracks from all seven sets. Now that you got that straight, this is a great way to get introduced to this earthy duo as their sets can vary from kind of world beaty to deep new agy.
Once again we find the label dipping into its back pages, old and new, to craft a themed work that also spreads the word to people that haven’t yet been “in the tent.“ This is a well programmed set for yoga that doesn’t make you break a sweat unless you want to turn up the thermostat. This is good stuff for clearing your mind and getting to be “one with the universe.” Well done!
A solidly tracked label sampler that calls attention to tracks from various albums that focus on music to bring peace and healing. It’s a nice trip through the body as well as the label’s back pages from the last ten years into the present. A sure bet to give your massage therapist to freshen up her music shelf; it’s anything but hippy dippy and sure to make an hour fly by all too quickly. Check it out.
Have you been thinking about new age in Denmark? Well, Real Music has and turned up this set that tackles variations on a theme you think you know well. Some pretty cool keyboard stuff with a lite Euro patina washed over it, this relaxation set will have you reaching for the gouda and edam rather than cheddar as you mellow out to it with some wine and cheese. Thoughtfully long enough for you to slip your massage therapist as a gift to update her record collection without her miffing that it doesn’t cover the length of the average session, a nice slice of inner peace is only a spin away.