CD: Sounds From The Circle III
Artist: Various artists

The New Age Music Circle is an online community with over a thousand recording artists and fans. For three years in a row, they have put out a compilation of member’s recordings and made it available to press and radio programmers on a 40 song MP3 disc as well as to the public as an iTunes playlist which they can download individual tracks from. The compilation is the work of new age music pioneer Suzanne Doucet, who is also the creator and organizing force behind the community. She is an international award-winning composer/producer who has been active in this genre for 30 years and merits a great deal of respect for her accomplishments. Also contributing to the success of this project is Beth Ann Hilton, a well-known LA music publicist.

The music on the compilation is quite diverse and covers many New Age sub-genres including meditation, nature, solo piano, vocals, electronic space music, chill, and more. The participating artists comprise a virtual United Nations of musicians, hailing from all corners of the globe. There are too many tracks to go into detail here but suffice it to say that there is some absolutely wonderful music that will appeal to a wide range of tastes. One great thing about it being available as iTunes downloads is that the listener can preview any track individually and decide which ones they would like to purchase for 99 cents each. The playlist can be heard at:

Suzanne Doucet