Tag Archives: instrumental music

Seasons of Serenity and Seasons of Tranquility

March 18, 2016

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Seasons of Serenity and Seasons of Tranquility by Kathleen Swann and Ken Kaufman — Seasons of Serenity contains guided imagery with calming music. Swann’s meditations were inspired by the writings of C.G. Jung and are supported by an oasis of sound created by composer Ken Kaufman. The words and images featured are easily accessible, not […]

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In a Silent Place

March 16, 2016

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In a Silent Place by Eric Roberts — Roberts’ solo debut consists of 13 instrumental tracks of pure escape music. Warm, reflective solo and ensemble passages are blended with subtle jazz elements for music that gently flows like a cool Colorado stream. Roberts, on guitar, is joined on several selections by cello, guitar and percussion. […]

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River of Light (Rio de Luz): Music From My Soul, Bolivia

March 15, 2016

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River of Light (Rio de Luz): Music From My Soul, Bolivia by Oscar Reynolds — This all-instrumental recording is full of evocative South American/Latin rhythms and melodies enhanced by exceptionally talented ethnic players from Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Spain who live in the San Francisco Bay area. Most of the indigenous instruments appearing on this […]

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Now

February 20, 2016

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Now by Paz del Castillo — Del Castillo is one of the best artists at creating moods. She brings sensitivity, gentle passion and soulfulness to her solo piano playing on this CD. Stylistically, she writes memorable melodies and explores them with several varations on the theme, and uses an active left hand to present entwining […]

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Encantado

February 15, 2016

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Encantado by Jim Stubblefield — The music not only features passionate and fiery Latin-style guitar playing, but also stunning violin, bass and percussion by three top session players. Wordless vocals have been added on several pieces. Stubblefield has written catchy melodies and plays Latin-style acoustic guitar throughout the recording, plus some exciting electric licks. The […]

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Firelight

April 19, 2015

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Firelight by Terra Guitarra — This group believes in earthy guitar music — a Spanish guitar, nuevo-flamenco and a Latin style that is enjoyable listening. The CD is designed for healing, and a sparkling instrumental journey of Spanish guitar and world music textures ignite the moment with passion. The sound represents a spiritual and physical […]

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Weightless: Ambient Transmissions, Volume 2

January 17, 2015

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Weightless: Ambient Transmissions, Volume 2 by Marconi Union — The inspiration for this album came after the group was commissioned to collaborate with a sound therapist to write a piece of relaxing music — the first “Weightless” track. This caused a sensation when it was scientifically tested for its effectiveness, and the research reported that […]

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Naam Radiance

January 14, 2015

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Naam Radiance by Megan Chaskey —  These yoga/meditation/healing mantras, set to original melodies and sung by Chaskey, feature Grammy Award-winning cellist, David Darling, whose style ranges from lyrical to jazzy (Brazilian and African influences), with Irish harp, guitar, piano, percussion and beautiful vocal harmonies by master musicians. These mantras are medicine for the soul, mind, […]

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Harmonic Way

January 11, 2015

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Harmonic Way by Dean Evenson, Scott Huckabay and Phil Heaven —  Guitar harmonics and innovative guitar effects resonate with the vibrating frequencies of Tibetan singing bowls, flute, harp, keyboard and exotic viola stylings. The resulting interplay of harmony and bliss, with a touch of nature sounds, is the perfect soundscape for a massage, yoga session […]

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Beeing Human

August 9, 2014

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by Mark Bruland — Bruland utilizes a wide variety of instruments and tools to accomplish his goals. He creates carefully arranged, contemporary instrumental tunes, ranging from catchy pop-new-age material to cinematic themes to more ambient textured pieces. The instrumentation on his full-bodied arrangements includes piano, synthesizers, acoustic and electric guitars, bass, trumpet, French horn, saxophone, […]

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The Shimmering Land

April 4, 2014

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Shimmering Land

The Shimmering Land by Meg Bowles — Bowles has created shimmering orchestral ambient soundscapes evoking soft layers of shifting light and sound. The music is reflective and contemplative, with different sections, purposeful movement, counterpoint, shifting textures and specific emotionalism. It has many different layers of listening. When you first listen, you may feel like you […]

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