Nature sounds mixed to David Arkenstone music - very pleasant and soothing. If you like this type of ambient music, try Dan Gibson and his Solitudes series – there's a TON of them that have been made. The contents are beautiful and so tranquil; it's great for meditation, relaxation, inner reflection or for private prayer. It's a tremendous addition to any music collection for those who are looking for restful, calming and relaxing sounds.
After coming to California from rural Chicago at age 10, David immersed himself in all the music he could find. Spending high school and college in various bands and performance groups, he then criss-crossed the country several times playing popular music. He finally settled down to concentrate on developing his own sound, and when computers and instruments could finally communicate to each other, David knew his time had come. He could now hear a good portion of what he could imagine."Technology has produced some wonderful tools for making music. The computer allows me to fully orchestrate my pieces and really fine tune them," said David.David's music has recently been described as Cinematic new age rock.
Born on June 28, 1950, Lanz started his performing career in his early teens playing keyboards with his rock band "The Towne Cryers". The Towne Cryers were a local hit and placed third in a field of 300 bands at the 1965 Seattle Teen Fair. (See Downloads for mp3's from The Towne Cryers)From his young teens through his late 20s, the Seattle native was a rocker with groups steeped in both classic covers and what he terms "Northwest Instrumental Rock". The talented young musician honed his skills working with an eclectic array of groups and recording projects, including playing keyboards on Terry Jack's 1974 world wide smash hit "Seasons in the Sun" and recording one album for Mercury Records with Canadian uper-group BRAHMAN in 1971.
Though it is seldom ranked among the composer's greatest works, Rigel 9 is actually one of the most easily digested, as David Bedford links with science fiction author (and now lyricist) Ursula LeGuin to create a song cycle that, though it is certainly rooted in LeGuin's own territory, will certainly not disappoint Bedford's own followers…
Orange Mountain Music presents a new recording by the Basel Sinfonieorchester of Philip Glass's Symphony No.4 ''Heroes'' based on the music of David Bowie & Brian Eno. Composed in 1996, Glass took his departure from Bowie and Eno's beautiful melodies in crafting a six-movement, forty-four minute symphony. This new recording conducted by Glass champion Dennis Russell Davies presents a shimmering rendition of this attractive and accessible work.