Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop
Medwyn Goodall is among the most prolific and encompassing of New Age synthesists. On the six albums he's released in the last two years alone, he's evoked Celtic music with Clan, the Incans on Ancient Nazca: Inca Mysterie... more »
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Medwyn Goodall is among the most prolific and encompassing of New Age synthesists. On the six albums he's released in the last two years alone, he's evoked Celtic music with Clan, the Incans on Ancient Nazca: Inca Mysteries, Christmas with A Christmas Tapestry, Native America on Medicine Woman II, and of course, the Millennium. There isn't a New Age concept that Goodall won't embrace. Comet fits the mold, at once evoking outer-space themes and apocalyptic cults like Heaven's Gate, whose members committed suicide so they could join a spaceship reputedly linked to the Hale-Bopp comet. Goodall uses majestic synthesizer orchestrations on this CD, laced with acoustic guitar filigree and his ever-present flute samples; mercifully, he backs down on the panpipes for a change. Tracks like "Ice Crystals" show a dynamic arc and images that have eluded the composer in the past. Other tracks bank on his lush synthesizer strings, while "Future Written" is a rare vocal track, sung by Julianna. There are many Medwyn Goodall albums out there; Comet is as good as any of them. --John Diliberto
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Relax and enjoy with Comet by Medwyn Goodall
Charles E. Root Jr | Milton, Vermont United States | 03/13/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you enjoy the sort of music that is played over digital cable or satellite TV from channels such as Atmospheres or Soundscapes then you'll love Comet by Medwyn Goodall.I would have to take issue with the official editor review claiming "evoking outer-space themes and apocalyptic cults like Heaven's Gate, whose members committed suicide so they could join a spaceship reputedly linked to the Hale-Bopp comet" as a somewhat shallow and inaccurate review.To start off while some of the songs have a somewhat foreboding tone to them, I feel that Goodall is attempting to convey what it would be like if you were approaching a comet in space and the possible danger of doing so. Not some sort of weird cult theme music for suicide.Songs such as Ice Crystals and Behold the Darkness you'd swear were torn right out of this summers Sci-Fi block buster. You can close your eyes and imagine yourself on the bridge of a starship commanding your staff as you approach an alien ship that refuses all hails (cue Ice Crystals).This album truly is an auditory journey from start to finish covering a outer space adventure.On a purely musical critique the songs are well arranged, with a diversity of instruments and melodic background vocals. The only track with actual singing is Future Written and would have to be my least favorite. Listen with headphones for total immersion!"
Fruitcake | 08/28/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Could care less about the vocals on tracks 1 and 10. Otherwise excellent."
T. B. Glissen | Japan | 09/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Medwyn truly is great. Unbeleivable music. If you have the Music Choice channels then check "soundscapes"(channel 733) on Time Warner. You may hear some of his best work. The first I heard of his was from this album..."Earth Passing". Beautifull song! Medwyn, great job my man, if your reading this. Another personal favorite I think you'll find spectacular is the first track "Future Written", Juliana, the singer in this song, bearth taking. The best way to describe this younge woman, the voice of an angel. I have no other words to describe such a voice. I wish I were poet. Love ya Juliana(*wink*). I can garenty anyone who loves both the New Age music or Soundscapes like I love it will enjoy such a buy. Trust me, I'm obsessed with great music like this. Go for it, you've nothing to lose with this cd. "There is also a message of hope and love. Immensely creative and atmospheric, Comet is a powerful journey through light and darkness!!" get it, you don't know what your missing!"