Whenever Frank Steiner, Jr. presents a new release, you can be certain that enchantment lies on the horizon. Or, to be more specific, enchantment with an edge of jazzy elegance, multicultural essence, and plenty of examples of beautiful composition work. With a title like Momentum, you might expect a certain amount of energy. In truth, the album is quite serene; the momentum comes in the flood of musical ideas that cascade through the album, featuring a variety of musical instruments and the occasional shamanic texture to create a richly arranged musical space.
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Intricate beauty and meditative serenity entwine on Path of the Divine, bansuri flutist Rajendra Teredesai’s second release for Real Music. The music was inspired by the structure, tone and feeling of traditional Indian ragas, thus giving each of these pieces a gentle, uplifting quality that is both spiritual and ethereal. Teredesai’s flute is the central voice on the recording, around which subtle drone instruments and dreamy ambience flow.
Kenio Fuke's new album for Real Music, Spirit of Nature, is like the musical equivalent of a perfect summer day. The piano is Fuke's instrument of expertise, and his style is tender and emotional with a drop of romantic wistfulness. Fuke's piano is accented by flutes and strings, which give the music a serene, classic new age music feel. The melodies are heartfelt and memorable, with a mellow, unhurried pace.