Innovative, dreamy, relaxing, easy listening instrumental music by a live orchestra that combines elements of new age, classical, and popular music. This Florida new age composer's novel light orchestral pieces conjure both interstellar vistas and movie soundtracks, in a set of free-flowing, ethereal works that substitute a live orchestra and flesh-and-blood choir for the usual banks of digital synthesizers.
Feel Your Feelings Fool! is the debut album by L.A. punk outfit the Regrettes. By and large a pop effort, the record is fuelled both sonically and lyrically by the riot grrrl movement of the '90s and accentuated by '60s doo-wop vocals found throughout.
Artaxerxes, premiered in London in 1762, was the first full-length opera seria sung in English. It proved a great success and helped to revive the fortunes of Thomas Arne, whose career had been in the doldrums. The opera featured his new protégée and mistress Charlotte Brent in the role of Mandane and Arne lavished attention on her music. Mandane’s arias and those of the hero Arbaces provide many of the opera’s high points, with their rich orchestrations, virtuoso vocal parts and captivating tunes. Though based on the Handelian model, Artaxerxes shows both Arne’s talent at the later galant style and his penchant for folk-like, pastoral airs. The results are mostly a delight (if a tad lightweight for the libretto’s blood ’n’ thunder deeds), with a variety of attractive arias further enhanced by Arne’s deft use of woodwind. Christopher Robson in the title role and Catherine Bott, thrilling as Mandane, head a fine team of singers: my only complaint is that Patricia Spence’s forceful Arbaces too often slips into shrill and strident mode.
Brilliant collection of new and rare tracks from the greatest rock violinist ever, Jerry Goodman! Includes covers of hard rock favorites "Enter Sandman," "Don't Stop Believin'," "Eye Of The Tiger," "The Final Countdown," and more plus two new compositions "In The Realm Of The Netherworld" and "Violin Fantasy" and lots more!