Touched by Love, the new Bernward Koch release on the Real Music label, pulls from Koch’s considerable discography to showcase his strongest love-themed compositions, and includes two new efforts — “Memories of a Cherry Tree” and “Hope.”
Over the course of the thirteen tracks on Karran’s third release Celtic Skies, he establishes a distinctive soundscape that joins together ancient sounds and approaches with a more contemporary sort of music. “Irish Skies” is a tender track that is able to cover a surprising distance over the course of five minutes.
After a brief 1:16 prelude, “The Secret Inside,” track 2, “From the Depth of the Earth” establishes the environment that listeners will exist in over the course of Gandalf’s latest release, All Is One - One is All. Next “Starshine of Ever” rises and falls, utilizing minor shifts and changes taken over the course of 7-plus minutes to establish a cohesive entity. A piano and cello intensity pushes each element to a nice plateau, giving listeners a narrative voice to appreciate.
Moksha – The Path to Inner Peace, Rajendra Teredesai’s latest effort, places listeners in a timeless position. The album has Teredesai place his own spirit on Indian ragas; the atmosphere that is established over the nearly-fifty minutes of the album is impressive.
“Light of Dawning” is the first track on Sayama’s Yoga Meditations, and it creates a soundscape that immediately treads the border between timeless flute work and atmospheric recreations, a chiaroscuro of light and dark elements.
“Contemplating Prasada” showcases Sayama’s steady hand. There are a number of different movements that are contained within this nine minute composition, but they all contribute to a cohesive and unified effort.