""Santorini Splendor" is a New Age revelation of sorts. While many New Age artists rely on synthesizers, "Santorini Splendor" is beautiful, natural and spartan with its emphasis on the flute,guitar, and natural sounds of the Aegean sea. While most New Age music is of an Eastern, Celtic, or electronic flavor, this album highlights Greece, the cradle of Western civilization, in all its serene splendor.
The songs flow naturally into each other, like the tides. It evokes the serene white buildings gazing onto the wine dark sea and the blue sky above. Its simplicity is as relaxing as a warm bath. The electric keyboard is unobtrusive; the sea melds naturally with the songs.
This is a perfect introduction to New Age music, as well as a perfect companion for Putumayo's "Greece: A Musical Odyssey.""
Love the Ocean in this...
C Nature | Ariziona | 05/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As many of my other Solitudes CD's this one is great!The ocean in the background is so very relaxing,and the music is as if your setting in some small Tucany village. This is a very relaxing dics, great to even fall asleep to. Or listen to while reading. I loved it. And will be using this one over, and over."
It's What you've been waiting for
The Lifelong Learner | Santa Monica | 04/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Fresh, delicious and a joy to listen to. It's the best rendition of a recording of this type I have ever heard. And I've heard a lot in 30 years. Smooth, nice balance, not boring but complex subtleties. It doesn't interfere with conversation as so many of these do. Yet it has shifts and changes that keep it interesting - no monotonic sound to put you out, but very relaxing."
Beautiful, soothing music!
57 Chevy Girl | Bakersfield, CA, USA | 12/06/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Love to listen to this album all day. Ocean sounds in the background are just right. Music is very soothing with just a hint of Greek in each cut. I can have it play at my desk in the background while I work, on the phone or browse the internet and it's so relaxing that the stress is kept at bay. My husband uses it in his practice when he sees patients to set a relaxing mood. We couldn't be happier."