Andreas Vollenweider - Down To The Moon

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ITEM# 3646387
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    Personnel: Andreas Vollenweider (harp); Max Lasser (strings); Christoph Stiefel (keyboards); Walter Keiser (drums); Peoro Haldemann (bells); Matthias Ziegler (wind). Audio Remasterer: Andreas Vollenweider. Recording information: Sinus Studios, Bern Switzerland (1986). Arranger: Andreas Vollenweider. Harpist/composer Andreas Vollenweider was one of the key figures in the early New Age genre, and his electric harp, which can range in feel from a stately classical approach to snappy syncopation to lush ambient textures, is the defining aspect of his work. DOWN TO THE MOON remains one of Vollenweider's best and best-loved albums, combining his penchant for jazzy ethnic fusion with delicate, spectral atmospherics that go well with the album's lunar theme. The title track, for example, sends the listener into orbit with its chiming, lightheaded sparkle of sound. Synthesizer, flute, guitar, and auxiliary percussion flesh out the unique sound of DOWN TO THE MOON. "Quiet Observer" has a pensive air, with a mournful woodwind accompaniment, while "Night Fire Dance" chugs along like a dance track from outer space. But all the selections are unified by an overarching sonic theme and the rich sound of Vollenweider's harp. Soothing, transporting, yet always musically intriguing, DOWN TO THE MOON earned a Grammy for Vollenweider in 1987.

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    UPC 795041752826
    Runtime 46 min.
    Type Performer
    Genre New Age
    Sub Genre Harp
    Label Savoy Records
    Producer Andreas Vollenweider
    Number of Discs 1
    Track Listing Disc 1
    • 1. Down To the Moon
    • 2. Moon Dance
    • 3. Steam Forest
    • 4. Water Moon
    • 5. Night Fire Dance
    • 6. Quiet Observer
    • 7. Silver Wheel
    • 8. Drown In Pale Light
    • 9. Secret, the Candle and Love, The
    • 10. Hush-Patience At Bamboo Forest
    • 11. Three Silver Ladies Dance
    • 12. La Lune Et L'enfant, La
    • 13. Moonday [Nhk Live Concert, Tokyo 1987] - (live)
    • 14. Hey You! Yes, You... [Special Edit From Dualdisc Release Vox]
    • 15. New You! Yes You - (live)
    Format Compact Disc
    Spars Coding n/a
    Artists Vollenweider, Andreas
    Dimensions 0

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    • Relax and Revel

      Andreas Vollenweider has created a beautiful collection of soothing melodies which help wash away the day's tension through harmonious electronic instrumentals. His music embodies peaceful moments upon which one may reflect and savor through the various arduous situations which present themselves on a daily basis to listeners of all ages. Magical? Possibly. Calming? Definitely. A must for those who have trouble sleeping or just want to relax...alone, or with that someone special.

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