Thursday, June 30, 2016

New Age Instrumental: Crystalline Dream-Journeyman

Release Date: 2013
Label: Solovey Music

The Crystalline Dream project started in 2006. It is a series of 5 albums telling a musical story of a personal journey, discovery and growth. Crystalline Dream takes you on a spiritual journey of music, emotion, and sonic soundscapes with Journeyman and the other releases available. This is how it’s explained (abbreviated) on their website and I would have to say that is quite accurate.
Richard Ross (keyboards, flutes, recorders, percussion and voice), Korey Ross (acoustic & electric guitar) and Peter Phippen (Shakuhachi and Native American Flute) come together to create beautiful relaxing sounds.

I can listen to music like this on any day or evening and feel it move me is some way. I enjoy the relaxing sounds of the flute… it is enchanting, and it calls to you. The masterful touch of Peter Phippen and the multitude of talents from Richard Ross come into play on each track.

Journeyman was released in 2013 and three years later it still sounds relevant. It resonates with textures, atmospheres, mysticism and earthy tones. The 10 tracks flow into each other with great ease. The title track leads the way.

Tracks like the atmospheric “Lady of the Meadows” is soft but enduring the you find yourself “Drifting” into another time and space with this fine music. That is the purpose from what I can determine, at least that is the effect it had on me. Once you make your way to when the curtain closes a subtle reminder closes out with a reprise of the title track.

Journeyman is a fine instrumental recording. It is by design made for those who wish to center themselves, relax and get in tune with what is around them. All of that and more can be accomplished through this music.

4.5/5 Stars

Key Tracks: Journeyman, Lady of the Meadows, Drifting

Tracks:
 

01. Journeyman
02. Serenity
03. Robin in the Wind
04. Shadowlands
05. Lady of the Meadows
06. Vassillia
07. The Far North
08. The Gloaming
09. Drifting   
10. Journeyman (Reprise)


Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck
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June 30, 2016
Review Provided By New Age Music Reviews

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