The European duo Secret Garden's debut recording from 1995. Irish violinist Fionnuala Sherry and Norwegian pianist/keyboardist Rolf Lovland provides a delicious assortment of classical/modern dream music with a wistful, violin-rooted, pop-folk-classical melange. Secret Garden is not afraid of tenderness nor beauty. This recording has been mastered by the K2 HD format of 24-bit/100kHz, which creates an unbelievable sound surpassing other formats.
Grammy nominated Kari Jobe is the premiere female worship leader in Christian music. Coming off her last live album, Majestic, which featured the worship anthem 'Forever' and radio hit 'I Am Not Alone', Kari Jobe has returned to the studio to record her new album, full of brand new worship anthems for the church and for personal reflection. Finding inspiration from life's joys and hardships, Kari leans into the firm foundation of Christ through it all. With career sales that top 1 million, Kari still comes back to the reason why she started in the first place- leading people into worship of our Savior.
This disc includes all the music for string quartet written by Louis Andriessen, recorded by the Schoenberg Quartet in the years before the group dissolved in 2009. Even in the early Quartet in two movements, written when Andriessen was 18, the composer's inventiveness and quirky sense of humor peek through. It's an affable piece, entirely professional and assured, with enough individuality to be recognizably the work of a composer who has something to say and the wherewithal to say it.
If you ever wonder what happened to Prog Folk, Camelias Garden, this new Italian band, is your answer! Camelias Garden and their debut album, "You Have A Chance" (2013), is an amazing blending of Prog Folk, wonderful and well-crafted pop melodies and the old and good Symphonic Italian Progressive Rock. You can also find a tiny bit of Post Rock in a couple of tracks. Camelias Garden were able to pick up all their influences, like Premiata Forneria Marconi in their first album, "Storia Di Un Minuto" (1972), and made it up-to-date, refreshing and meaningful.