Finally a continuing series of acoustic based albums with a consistent theme and consistent quality. A lot of record companies have tried this, but it appears that twice Grammy-nominated composer Peter Kater and Real Music have got it done, and done very well. They are called The Elements Series: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water.
New Age Reporter
Thierry David...has recorded a truly exceptional collection of thirteen tunes, suffused with flowing sythns, percolating beats, and enough hooks and melodies to satisfy any electronica or chill-out fan. David frequently anchors the main melody in echoed piano over which an assortment of synths and keyboards and kinetic rhythms are layered with a surgeon’s skill yet also an artist’s passion.
Spanning a career that dates back to 1992, Pamela and Randy Copus, aka 2002, need little introduction to the genre’s fans. Much like another icon, Enya, 2002 have their fans who appreciate the care, quality, and attention to detail which each successive CD displays.
By the Tears of Scheherazade
In the liner notes, Omar Akram states that he hopes his music can act as an international language that crosses cultural barriers, an admirable goal to be sure. If this CD finds its way into the hands of people who enjoy an assortment of uptempo and relaxed music, blending ethnic (primarily Mediterranean and Middle Eastern) influences with contemporary jazz, electronica, and new age elements, then Akram’s hopes will almost certainly be fulfilled.