Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop, Classical
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Gary S. (wa7rgq) from SAN DIEGO, CA
Reviewed on 5/13/2007...
I used to listen to this all the time. Bells, tubes, chimes, flutes, lutes--he carries it off on a fantasy journey that sounds like the cover art looks. Goes well with dinner, homework, and "Myst," the computer game.
Gavin Wilson | 03/03/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Vollenwieder - I worship the guy. His music is a source of peace, comfort, creativity and inspiration. For those unfamiliar, he plays a suped-up harp which takes center stage to the fullness of an instrumental backdrop. Underlying concepts, stories and sojourns add to the delightful experience of each of his works. White Winds is one of several albums no home should be without!
(White Winds, Down to the Moon, Book of Roses, Behind the Garden would be a very nice starters collection!)"
Art made sound
Javier Navas | Milenrama, Madrid | 11/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The most beauty-oriented album from awesome swiss harpist, multi-instrumental magician Andreas Vollenweider was made in 1984. The impeccable sounds and ambiences of this record transport you directly to a clean, healing atmosphere of wonder with a lot of world music references and a light-hearted feeling that spreads throughout the album. Sometimes optimistic, sometimes dramatic, but always really touching, the varied sounds and colours of this record are a complete help for the balance of the mind. The electro-acoustic harp always sounds clever, accurate and inspired and gives a personal touch to the maremagnum of different sounds that floats all over.
Specially touching are the rhythmic and cheerful `The Glass Hall', the romantic and delicate `Phases of Three Moons' and the light-hearted, happy `Flight Feet & Root Hands', in which you almost can picture the musicians performing together with a smile on their face, for the nice and spontaneous feeling that flows throughout the song.
Every song in this album is danceable, probably because Andreas Vollenweider's albums are very art-oriented, which means there's a lot of references about dancing, painting, performing all over his music. His music, thematic and titles are full of images and atmospheres.
This album is the closing of a trilogy which comprehends it and his two first albums. In fact, the last title of it is a musical and nominal reference to the three of these albums with melodies from both three. The other great part of this trilogy is `Caverna Magica'. That one, along with `White Winds', the masterpiece `Down to the Moon' and `Dancing With the Lion' are the most recommended for beginners.