Taphephobia is a dark ambient project by Ketil Søraker from Norway. The music is mostly based on manipulated guitars. Taphephobia tries to get out the feelings he has at the moment when he compose the music. The idea is to create a atmosphere that is sometimes scary, yet sometimes beautiful. The main goal is to make the listener able to dream away with the music.
After leaving one of the genre's most revered acts, Northaunt, three years ago and after two widely applauded CDs, Ketil Søraker set up his own project to sail into uncharted territory…
This second volume of miscellaneous chamber works contains all of the music that is not a formal quartet, quintet, or sextet. In includes the piano trios, the wonderful Terzetto for two violins and viola, works for solo instrument and piano, pieces for piano four-hands, and all of those little, undefinable works, some of which (such as the Bagatelles for two violins, cello, and harmonium) are magnificent.
The Café del Mar is perhaps most known around the world for its chill-out music compilations. The songs are described as balearic ambient, easy listening music. The collections of the music played at the café were first sold on cassette at the end of the 1980s. In 1994, the first official “Café del Mar” CD was released, which included works by world-renowned artists. Following the great success of the first release, a total of 18 volumes of the main compilation series have been published.
Neeme Järvi is back conducting the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, with the violinist Marianne Thorsen, in this second volume of Chandos’ series devoted to the orchestral works of Johan Halvorsen. This Norwegian composer, conductor, and violinist was a highly prominent figure in his country’s musical life during the first decades of the twentieth century. The works on this CD are all performed by the orchestra that Halvorsen himself conducted in the 1890s. As in the first volume of the series, they represent Nordic folk-based music at its very best: light and airy compositions with the strings firmly at centre stage. Air norvégien was described by Halvorsen’s contemporary, Edvard Grieg, as ‘a folk-tune medley, but so well done that the result is a piece of art’.
This documentary shows one of the most enchanting destinations in the world: Mauritius. Take a look at the beautiful beaches, dive into an exotic paradise. Experience Mauritius as real as if you actually been there. Stroll through the charming capital, Port Luis with its historic market halls. Experience the 'Night of Shiva', the biggest festival of the Hindus, and dance with the locals the 'Sega'.
Eco Zen (2005). Eco-Zen is all about re-connecting with the world around us. Promoting the challenging message that for too long we’ve been over-stimulated, blinded and numbed by a frenetic swirl of images and messages that assault us everywhere we go in our daily lives. We’ve switched off that magical part of us that connects us to the greater consciousness, that little part within us all that unites us with every other person around us – humanity. Inspired by the desire to awaken our senses through thoughtful and beautiful music from all over the globe Eco-Zen sets out to shake us from our reverie, to ignite that spark within each of us…