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Mauna Kea - White Mountain Journal
Keola Beamer
Mauna Kea - White Mountain Journal
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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Meditative (often obscurely so), mystical (at least wannabe), and melodic almost to the point of becoming aural wallpaper (he seems to care little about his bass work), Beamer's music makes clear why the nation's leading s...  more »

      
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All Artists: Keola Beamer
Title: Mauna Kea - White Mountain Journal
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Windham Hill Records
Original Release Date: 4/15/1997
Release Date: 4/15/1997
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Pacific Islands, Hawaii
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 080223801127

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Meditative (often obscurely so), mystical (at least wannabe), and melodic almost to the point of becoming aural wallpaper (he seems to care little about his bass work), Beamer's music makes clear why the nation's leading slack-key label is a subsidiary of the nation's leading New Age label. But as such, Beamer is the de facto leader of one of slack key's strongest schools, and he's clearly the most prolific, and probably the best, of the lot. Still, those who aren't coming to him via New Age are likely to consider this background music. On this set he purports to tell his life story purely through his guitar, without vocals. --John Morthland

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Outstanding ki ho`alu; magnificent original compositions
Maria Hickling | Kaua`i, Hawai`i | 08/26/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Keola Beamer, like fine wine, just gets better and better with age. He manages to make even the most complex guitar work seem effortless. This album should be in the music library of everyone who loves acoustic guitar...Hawaiian, or not."
Evocative
Anne L. Graham | Los Osos, California | 01/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have never had a reason to put forth my opinion on any recording but this cd is forcing me to make an exception. I recommend it highly as a look at a musical art form as purely emotional and beautiful as any in the world. For musical travellers, this is a good first trip to slack key. It will not be your last."
Sweet sounds
D. A KENNEDY | Santa Cruz, CA, USA | 03/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is definitely Keola Beamer's best cd out of many fine efforts. I have all of his music, and believe me, it's hard to choose one and say that about it. This is music for those of us who love life, have a generally positive outlook, and appreciate music that reflects that attitude. This is music to celebrate all of the best life grants us, music to play when you're reading, eating, resting, being contemplative, getting a massage, working, playing, or all of the above. His strictly instrumental pieces are smoothly crafted, ( with great sound quality, by the way....not tinny like many slack key guitar cd's can be), original, and not particularly ethnic. the best part is that you won't tire of it. It's timeless, beautiful, and unobtrusive. Highly recommended!"