Clearly a fan of lyrical melodies that have a beginning, middle and end, Omar spins musical stories of love, loss and redemption, tales that open the heart and touch the soul… Omar plays piano and keyboards throughout Opal Fire. David Dial contributes synthesizers as well as handling the arrangements and orchestrations. For an exotic adventure with ports of call from the Caribbean to Europe to the Middle East, be sure to spend some quality time with the incendiary Opal Fire.
New Age Retailer
Of the diverse variety of music in the retail category of New Age, none is more popular with record consumers than contemporary instrumental. For decades such popular adult pop icons as Mannheim Steamroller, Yanni, Jim Brickman, George Winston and John Tesh have dominated the Billboard New Age sales charts.
Much like an argument over whether Pablo Picasso or Leonardo da Vinci is the better painter, ambient music often has been misunderstood and thought cold and abstract compared to acoustic instrumentation. Chuck Wild’s Liquid Mind series proves that ambient music is not only warm, but downright blissful when composed the right way. As light and sweet as a plume of cotton candy and as vast as a horizon, the Liquid Mind albums are great to have handy when you want music that doesn’t require your constant attention. In other words, they are a meditation practitioner’s best friend!
Written, produced, and recorded by keyboardist Mark Ciaburri on the island of Maui, One is an ambitious and uninterrupted hour-long single track. The music is designed to help listeners stay in an extended, deeply meditative state. Teaming with talented musicians, including Bruce Becvar and Daniel Paul, on acoustic guitar, percussion, cello, harp, oboe, English horn, and flutes, Ciaburri’s keyboard creates a continuous, sweet sound that varies enough to keep listeners engaged without distracting them.
I’ve been a big fan of Malkin’s music since I reviewed his terrific Thousand Pieces of Gold over a year ago. An Emmy award winner who has scored many television shows and movies, Gary brings a wealth of thematic genius to this latest in the National Park Series from Real Music.