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Light of Refinement
Anael
Light of Refinement
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop
 
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Born out of a quest for heightened spiritual awareness and self-discovery, the Light of Refinement is the opening of ourselves to new possibilities, fresh perspectives and unlimited growth. Seeking more than the "fleeting ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Anael
Title: Light of Refinement
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Apsis Records
Release Date: 11/3/1998
Album Type: Import
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop
Style: Meditation
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 620953970924, 620953970948

Synopsis

Album Description
Born out of a quest for heightened spiritual awareness and self-discovery, the Light of Refinement is the opening of ourselves to new possibilities, fresh perspectives and unlimited growth. Seeking more than the "fleeting glimpses of beauty" that appear in our lives, we can awaken to discover beauty in all that surrounds us, leading us to the true essence of our existence, our purpose and our ultimate destiny. Within each of us reside untapped wells of potential awaiting the Light... Featuring delicate, caressing female vocals over richly orchestrated percussive sonic backdrops, Light of Refinement takes us on 11 poetic journeys along paths of spiritual discovery and enlightenment. Presented with an instantly accessible yet multidimensional musical approach, each song has its own vital message that guides us through the many, varied facets of our individual experiences. Highlighted by multiple vocal harmonies that rise, soar and dissolve back into the music, this New Age/World album includes two adaptations of Liturgical hymns, including the mantra-like Kyrie and the hypnotic Dona Nobis Pacem, sung in Greek and Latin respectively. Lovingly produced & arranged by composer/poet Bradfield in Montreal, Canada.
 

CD Reviews

First Album From New Age Diva Impresses
d-moonshadow | 01/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Anael's sweet, haunting vocals combined with Bradfield's lush, calming soundscapes create a beautiful environment rich with sonic pleasure. "Kyrie" is based on the Roman Catholic Liturgy, but it is so easy to just focus on the wondrous vocal and musical textures in the song that transport you away. "One Brief Dream" finds Anael mixing new age with a hint of jazz and it comes out so well. Maybe nightclubs in heaven would play this at closing time? "My Lifetime" sounds like crystalline raindrops dropping upon me before embarking on a harmonious journey of sound. "In Silence" is a deeply meditative song...relax and enjoy. In "Alien Mind", Anael brings strong piano chords with a rhythmic drum section which seems to syncopate itself to the rhythm of YOUR mind. "Birthing Clouds" is a melancholy look at the passing of white formless shapes above your head on a spring day. "Upon A Restless Night" includes harpsichord touches to give a medieval atmosphere to the piece. "To Lift You" does indeed lift, with a soft trumpet hearalding the arrival of perhaps an angel, sent to take your troubles away. "Dona Nobis Pacem", once again adapted from Roman Catholic Liturgy, changes the pace of the CD, into almost a soft rock song, but with beautiful strings and synthesizers put together with Anael's voice and harmonies, this song emerges as one of the best songs on the CD. "Born Of Forgiveness" once again uses the crystalline raindrops, and a simplistic piano/string arrangement. "The Road (Send Some Love)" could almost be considered a pop song, with its building strings and amazingly catchy melody. A song that closes the CD and makes the listener beg for more."
Peaceful sounds
Purvi | Los Angeles, California | 06/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The first time i heard anael's music was on television, actually it was being played on a satelite music station. The instrumental music just caught my ear and i had to get the cd. It's good for relaxing, getting work done, or even dinner with or without company!"