Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, New Age, Pop, Rock
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Speed of Light
Jerry Fry | Freeman, MO USA | 08/10/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've read some very good and very bad reviews of Ixlandia. It follows the "Midsummer Century" formula so to speak. It begins with soft jazzy music then takes off into space. You need a stereo that will handle high volume for a song like "The Tachyon Directive". You need the right time and place to appreciate this CD. Alone, inside a dark house, on a quiet night, with the volume up high. Now listen to "Tachyon Directive". If you don't think the sound is awesome then this CD is not for you."
Breathtaking and Relaxing - Among Serrie's Best
David J. Cyr | Connecticut | 12/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD - like most of the music of Jonn Serrie - is outstanding, and breathtakingly beautiful. If there was ever an artist whose music can so magically transport a listener to another time and place (or time and Space), it is Jonn Serrie.With an absence of any high-energy compositions, this CD is positively relaxing throughout. The first four tracks are relatively short, all in the four-to-five minute range. The three opening tracks - "Ixlandia", "Blue Lumia", and "Night Orchid" - are the more melodic of this collection, and all contain a soft feeling of light jazz, in part through the inclusion of a saxophone. This effect works well and is very pleasant, creating a mood slightly different than many of Serrie's other compositions. "Blue Lumia" even has a mild oriental flavor. The fourth track, "Le Tresor", is an absolute jewel, simultaneously evoking beauty and joy, as well as sorrow and sadness. From here, the disk continues with four longer tracks, all in the eight-to-nine minute range. Tracks five through seven - "The Century Princess", "Starport Indra", and "The Tachyon Directive" - are all representative of Serrie's outstanding spacier material, effectively suspending the listener in a place far, far away (much in the style of "Glyder", on his "Flightpath" CD). The final track, "Welcome Home", concludes the disk - a gorgeous piece that floats quietly and delicately, and includes a sensually whispered female voice, in a haunting yet soothing blanket of vocal embellishment.Jonn Serrie's music is brilliant both in composition and delivery. I have several of his CDs, and I enjoy them immensely and often. I highly recommend his music, as a whole, and fully endorse this CD as a worthwhile example of his genius."
Never Tire of Hearing Welcome Home!
Bill Whiteside | 03/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These selections offer a nice flow and calming energy. This is not Serrie's strongest but parts of it are up there with his best. Welcome Home, however, is the finest piece of New Age music I have heard. I never, never get tired of hearing it. It's haunting and stimulating. Worth the buy just for it along."