of cheers for this goal, I won’t write up a ‘How I Did it’. I will say that I was hoping to find some artists like Kevin Kern, Danny Wright that write beautiful piano music. I didn’t find them. I also hoped to find more in the style of Enya or Yanni that is both relaxing and melodic, but again I missed them.
Next I’m thinking of either doing 43 Country singers or more rock and roll. I’ll decide in the new year.
I love this album. I was hoping to find another album like this when I started this goal. It’s soft beautiful piano.
Here is a clip
I only listen to this album in the fall because of it’s title, although there is nothing about this album that excludes me from listening to it at any other time of the year. I think the infrequence of my hearing it makes it that much more special. Since I have only 10 more days of fall left until the winter solstice is upon us, I dug around my music collection to find it.
I fell asleep last night listening to it. I didn’t get too far before drifting away.
here is another clip by him
If anyone makes fun of New Age music, it is this album they are referring to. A G. Gordon Liddy jokes New Age music has no beginning and no end, it’s all middle. This album is just one chord after another about 5 seconds apart. It’s really boring monotonous music.
I’m so ready to finish this goal.
By the way, Liquid Mind is the name of just about every track and album this guy has ever written. Not surprisingly, every song sounds the same.
here is a clip Don’t listen to it if you are driving.
This album is a greatest hits from a prolific New Age group. Many of the songs sound like early Yanni, but not as melodic. It’s as if Yanni started out copying their style, mastered it, and found his own voice in the process. I like that the music is bouncier than most of the New Age music, but Yanni is easier to listen to.
Here is a clip
I’ve heard this album before, but it’s been a long time. I used to not like it because it wasn’t as good as Watermark. That is a poor reason not to like something. It’s like saying you don’t like FDR because he wasn’t as great as Lincoln. The album itself was badly scratched and skipped often, but what I heard of it, which was most of it, I really liked. I will have to listen to it again, but the whole album.
Here’s a clip.
I liked this album much better than the new one I listened to a few months ago. I needed to listen to some quiet music on my stressful day at the office.
I’ve never heard of Ayman, but it was in the Misc section at the library and it looked new ageish. When I was about to play it, I realized that there was a magic carpet on the cover and there were arches on the sides of the album. There is an middle eastern looking city with the moon and stars in the distance. On the ledge of the building is pile of books with a lyre on top of it, an open book, Aladdin’s lamp and a telescope. I was wondering if I picked up a belly dancing album. It turns out that my first impression was correct. It is filled with pleasant New Age music.
Tesh has always seemed to me a Yanni wanna-be. While anchoring a TV show he worked part time dabbling in the contemporary adult music industry. Yanni hit it big time with a PBS special, and a few years later John Tesh followed suit with his own public television special and album. His one big musical achievement was writing the theme song for one of the Olympics – Barcelona I think it was. He finally left his job on TV to pursue music full time. With the general decline in popularity of instrumental music he changed careers once again and anchored a radio show. He now plays soft rock and shares sound bites of wisdom gleaned from magazines such as Men’s Health and Cosmopolitan. No matter what Tesh is doing, it all seems rather fluffy to me. I much prefer Yanni. This album was surprisingly good compared to the mediocre albums of his that I was familiar with. I was rather disappointed that there was one gospel song that completely ruined the album for me.
A beautiful dreamy album by another duo with a drop dead gorgeous woman. I tell you, the musicians always get the pretty girls. I love this album, and I’ll have to get more by them. Incidentally, they picked the name in the 1990’s when 2002 was thought to be some futuristic date (think space 1999), but they stuck with the name in 2003 and beyond.
The sound of waves rolling onto the beach with gentle Hawaiian music playing. I love the sound of the slack key guitar. I can just imagine relaxing on the beach with a coconut and pineapple drink in my hand. Hey Tikini, I was thinking of you today.