CD: Sounds From The Circle IV
Artist: Various artists
The New Age Music Circle is an online community with over 1300 recording artists and fans. For four 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. Also contributing to 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. 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. A link to the playlist on iTunes can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/7qqgvyf.
A number of the CD’s by artists on the compilation have been reviewed at length on Music and Media Focus which can be read here on the site (www.michaeldiamondmusic.com). Reviews include: Michele de Wilton, 2002 (Randy & Pamela Copus), AOMusic, Bill Wren & Frank Ralls, Hennie Bekker, Jose Luis Serrano Esteban, Louis Colaiannia, Danny Wright, Michael de Salem, Lia Scallon, Synthesist, and John Paris. The collection also includes Grammy-winning artist Cheryl Bentyne (from Manhattan Transfer), Grammy-nominated artist Al Conti, and Suzanne Doucet herself, among many others. Sounds From The Circle IV represents quite an impressive array of talented musicians and inspired sounds for your listening pleasure. Definitely worth checking out!
Suzanne Doucet Beth Ann Hilton
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