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Valley in the Clouds
David Arkenstone
Valley in the Clouds
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop, Rock
 
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Released in 1987, Valley in the Clouds by multi- instrumentalist David Arkenstone still stands as one of the most exquisite electronic new age recordings ever produced. Lofty praise, but nearly every track of this meticulo...  more »

      
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All Artists: David Arkenstone
Title: Valley in the Clouds
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Narada Productions Inc. [ND-62001]
Original Release Date: 1/1/1987
Re-Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Meditation, Adult Contemporary, Adult Alternative, Progressive, Electronic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 076742620127, 0076742620158, 076742620110, 076742620141, 076742620158, 724359093857

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Released in 1987, Valley in the Clouds by multi- instrumentalist David Arkenstone still stands as one of the most exquisite electronic new age recordings ever produced. Lofty praise, but nearly every track of this meticulously designed musical voyage validates the claim. Imbued with a star-traveler's adventurous spirit, Arkenstone's work conveys a sense of interstellar majesty that invites a listener's imagination to operate on an IMAX scale. Luminous at times, gently percussive at others, the nine pieces succeed at fulfilling Arkenstone's stated composing ambition: "I kept asking myself: What would Indiana Jones enjoy listening to?" he said whimsically at the time. If Indy was transformed into Rocket Man, Arkenstone would immerse him in such expansive sonic delights as "Ancient Legend" and "Stepping Stars," a classic pair of album-openers that grandly establish the mystical-travel theme. "Princess" is worthy of royalty in any galaxy, and "Night Wind" can introduce you to auroras that only your mind's eye knew existed. An audio excursion not to be missed. --Terry Wood

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Best CD I Own
04/03/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"OK---Quick and Clean---I own over 200 "New Age" CD's. This is my favorite, no question. David broke some serious ground with this one. If you haven't heard it, try it....you'll definitely like it."
Solid Debut
Holly Ingraham | Honolulu, HI USA | 03/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was the first Arkenstone album, and one can see why he made such a splash in New Age music. This is in his early style (of course!): integrated, non-ethnic, Western/universal. If you have only heard his second-stage/middle style, heavy on the ethnic influence, this will surprise you. Many of us are waiting for him to re-integrate after his world explorations. In the meantime, see the other side by checking this album out. The themes are fresh, the effects and moods appropriate. The music moves with strength and none of the cutsey, folksy, or yet overwrought elements one finds in too many New Age albums. The tone might be described as synthesizer symphonic."
The benchmark of his work!
arxane | 07/23/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For anyone who has heard any of his later works...you are truly missing the best he has done! This CD may be vintage, but it is incredible! My recommendation is to give it a try, sit back, relax...Let the sounds wash over you as you are transported to the stars!"