Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop, Classical
New age nomenclature was still a trial balloon when Swiss "electro-harpist" Andreas Vollenweider's fanciful, seductive instrumental recordings began casting their spell in the early '80s, and if the music's title imager... more »
New age nomenclature was still a trial balloon when Swiss "electro-harpist" Andreas Vollenweider's fanciful, seductive instrumental recordings began casting their spell in the early '80s, and if the music's title imagery often suggested veiled allusions to medieval magic or Tolkien on acid, the music itself remains hard to denigrate. Vollenweider's plangent, warmly intoned leads serve as the armature for the lush textures and percussive filigree of his ensembles, and if the compositions are modest, the execution remains charming. The diminutive harpist's impact on subsequent, more solemn new age and instrumental pop has proven outsized, too. --Sam Sutherland
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Eileen G. from CASTLE ROCK, WA
Reviewed on 1/31/2007...
Innovative, haunting, beautiful.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you haven't yet experienced A.V., this is the cd to begin your journey. And journey you will. Turn off the lights, put on your headphones, and let your mind travel to landscapes only your mind and his music can create. In the first tract, you will find yourself stepping into an as yet undiscovered magical cavern inside your soul. It was this cd that initiated me to the wondrous sounds of A.V., and I've been hooked ever since. The only cd I would recommend above this one for your first taste is The Trilogy, which encompasses the best of three of his best: White Winds, Behind the Garden and Caverna. The only downfall to The Trilogy, is the jumping of themes. Each cd takes you to a specific plane, and I think it's best to enjoy them all one trip at a time. Add Dancing with the Lion and Down to the Moon to The Trilogy, and you've got what you need to take the most relaxing vacation of your life, without leaving home. Book of Roses, Eolian Minstrel and Kryptos will round out a fantastic collection, but you can save these until you your ready for your next vacation. They will take you to completely different eras. Buy Caverna Magica for yourself, then buy it for friends. They'll thank you for the peace of mind."
My favorite album
Edward C. Weber | USA | 12/25/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have 200 Cd's from classical to country and this is my all time favorite. The better your audio equipment the better it gets. It will capture any mood you want to create. The electric harp is so smooth! You will never tire of hearing this album"