Post by coolplanet on Apr 29, 2013 18:28:24 GMT -5
This album was my introduction to New Age music in the early 80s. Check out Sunday (25:23)
00:00 Behind the Gardens/Behind the Wall/Under the Tree 7:18 07:18 Pyramid-In the Wood-In the Bright Light 7:51 15:09 Micro-Macro 2:50 17:59 Skin and Skin 3:25 21:24 Moonlight, Wrapped Around Him 1:03 22:27 Lion and Sheep 2:56 25:23 Sunday 1:53 27:16 Afternoon 0:56 28:12 Hands and Clouds 2:20
Personnel on the original "Behind the Gardens":
Andreas Vollenweider - Harp, Guitars, Saxophone, Synthesizers Walter Keiser - Drums Jon Otis, Pedro Haldemann - Percussion
"This album marked the start of our adventure, the entry into this very different world of sound. The title is like giving someone directions: "You will find us behind The Garden, behind The Wall, under The Tree..." Recording this album we worked completely cut off from the world, in the cellars of the Sinus Studios in Bern, which are more than 300 years old. In the shelter of this creative "womb", it was easy to lose track of time and space."
review by Rovi (allmusic)
Vollenweider, a Swiss musician, performs on a mechanically altered concert harp. His instrument enables him to counteract the meditative properties of the harp with a strong rhythmic pulse. The results are very low-frequency bass tones in the harp, coupled with an almost orchestral sense of harmony. This very popular album is upbeat, centering and a real delight.
Last Edit: Apr 29, 2013 21:33:16 GMT -5 by coolplanet
"If you're smart or rich or lucky maybe you'll beat the laws of man but the inner laws of spirit and the outer laws of nature no man can, no, no man can." ~Joni