Oddly enough, the last time we really heard anything being inspired by the pyramids, Paul Horn was at the wheel and he was playing some of the same instruments as Siebert and doing it along the same lines as Siebert but there wasn’t new age as a movement back then and Horn began getting confused in the public eye with Paul Winter who was making the same kind of sounds with a nature feel. Jazz, new age, spiritual, whatever, classy adult listening by players that know their stuff never goes out of style — it exists outside the margins in the first place.
Back after too long away from his fans, Koch is re-energized but not straying too far from the field that made him such a hit with his fans. Knowing how to work the relaxing side of new age to the fullest, these melodic tapestries and filigrees are just what you need to hear in a world gone upside down. Living up to its title handily, this is a soothing set of non-muzak that will always be welcome.
“…Koch dedicates this set to one of the pioneers of 19th century aviation and it really does sound like drifting through a limitless sky that isn’t crowded like now, whether with planes or microwaves, making the blue a little less blue. Far too gentle and soothing a record to describe with words like mind-blowing, this is a mind-blowing set that is the perfect escape hatch for these times we’re living in. By reaching for the heavens of another time and place, Koch really has taken it to the limit this time around. A winner throughout.”
I hate it when people think they have out grown their influences and try to wear other skins because of what other people will think. If you were ever a cat that thought space was the place, David is right there with you to re-launch that mindset. Like Tomita and Holst taking on the planets, David takes on the cosmos with some weightless, gravity defying ‘music’ loaded with ambient and ambience. Slip this in your headphones and tune out the rest of the world. You need to do it and this is the prescription to take.
After her hippie conversion, revered 60s Ivory Snow girl, Molly Scott, was telling me how everything is interrelated. These long ago thoughts drifted into my head when first listening to Amberfern’s latest entry into Real Music’s Distant Horizons Series. Their take on a Turkish melody sounds an awful lot like one of Paul Winters desert explorations. With the Mediterranean being a sprawling body of water, there are a lot of different textures it touches along the way and you’ll get to taste them as this record goes along its way.