While some may not consider it a worthy achievement, Susan Ciani's classic Velocity of Love helped define the "The Wave" format of AOR (adult oriented radio) in the '80s. The standout title track swept Ciani up from obscurity as a jingle musician to writer and performer of one of the most played songs of the time. The rest of the album is equally delicate and refined as fellow new age legend Vangelis adds keyboards on the rest of the album's tracks. This is canonical stuff, to say the least.
By Richard Gehr on 10.14.14 in Reviews
The first two installments from Heat Leisure, the ongoing trance-rock collaboration involving Pontiak's three Carney brothers, Guardian Alien percussionist Greg Fox and Beach House guitarist Steve Strohmeier, were filmed...
By Ned Raggett on 04.16.14 in Reviews
In the past year, New Age music has begun to escape the lamentable late-'80s stereotypes — Harmonic Convergence, crystals, Kenny G — that have long plagued it. Last fall, Light in the Attic released a stellar compilation...
By Winston Cook-Wilson on 03.04.14 in Reviews
Los Angeles singer-songwriter Linda Perhacs's debut LP Parallelograms languished in obscurity for decades before being embraced by a new audience around the time of the "freak-folk" mini-craze of the mid '00s. Modern aco...
By Douglas Wolk on 03.03.14 in Interviews
Linda Perhacs follows up 'Parallelograms' after 44 years. Douglas Wolk speaks with her about 'The Soul of All Natural Things.'