The band from Hanover wanted to create a technically interesting album with catchy tunes, an album with memorable and solid songs. Not an easy task but the results were more than positive. Dreamtide's contains 3 ex-members of Fair Warning (Helge Hengelke: guitars, C.C. Behrens: drums & Torsten Luederwaldt: keyboards) bassist Ole Hempelmann (well known from his days in Thunderhead) and Vocalist Olaf Senkbeil who used to sing for Jack's Hammer and also did backing vocals for Blind Guardian.
Lera Auerbach is a prodigiously talented Russian pianist and composer who was born in the city of Chelyabinsk, located to the east of the Ural mountain range, near the Siberian border. Auerbach's promise at the keyboard was discovered early, and she made her debut as a pianist with an orchestra at the age of 8. At the age of 11, Auerbach composed an opera that proved a cause celèbre when it was staged in Russia, and a touring version of the work was seen throughout the Soviet Union. When Auerbach was 17, she was sent to the United States on a concert tour, but decided to defect to the West; she was one of the last Soviet artists to do so. Auerbach continued at Juilliard, where she studied composition with Milton Babbitt and piano with Joseph Kalichstein.
In 2000, Auerbach served the first of two artist residencies at the Baden-Baden home of Johannes Brahms at the behest …….
MusiCure is specially composed and evidence based music, designed to have a calming and de-stressing effect, and stimulate the listener's sense of imagination. The music contains instrumental solos and ensemble playing performed on acoustic instruments by highly educated classical artists, and unique nature sounds, which have been carefully selected and integrated into the music.
The first five editions of the From Here To Tranquility compilation series on Silent Records were released in 1993-1996. After a 20 year hiatus, the series was re-launched in 2016. And here is the ninth volume, and it is subtitled In Dreams. Don’t expect to hear ‘music to sleep to’, however, because many aspects of the sleep cycle pass in the thirteen tracks (over 90 minutes) on this compilation. Tulpa Atma, for example, opens the compilation with some intriguingly abstract electronics, while Lingua Lustra’s Sleepwalking brings us back to a steady and relaxing pace. Each track has its very own atmosphere, and they can be quite different in comparison…