This release features several synthesizer-enhanced ballads that both excite and soothe, and ultimately provide a beautiful background for contemplation and meditation. Featuring guest instrumentation from Omar Faruk Tekbilek, the album is sensual and silky, with smooth dumbek beats wrapped in a blanket of exotic strings, guitar, light vocal sounds and stark ney flute harmonies. In the backdrop is soft and sometimes shimmering synth ambience, making this garden a place that makes you want to chill as well as be stimulated.
Pamela Thorby has been recording for Linn for most of the label’s existence, both as ensemble player and soloist. This time she joins Andrew Lawrence-King (except for a few unaccompanied pieces) in a varied program of music of the 16th and 17th centuries. In his notes, the harpist has an explanation for the disc title in the literary use of the garden as a place of earthly delights (Hieronymus Bosch’s allusion) where lovemaking is accompanied by recorders and plucked strings. His essay lucidly explains some of the terminology too often taken for granted in music of this period. Diego Ortiz, in Trattado de glosas of 1553, illustrated three ways of playing music on instruments; hence the program uses three of his examples at the beginning, middle, and end of this program.
This second album embraces some of his best works with some brand-new songs presented by Freebeat Music Records. Songwriter and producer Frank Doberitz is well known for his unique sound and is part of a new generation of modern chillout music scene and appears on over 300 compilations. Artenovum, his new project, has found a niche somewhere between Enigma, Mike Oldfield and Schiller and presents a new trip through a fantastic world of his own style. Experimental sounds, young grooves, atmospheric soundscapes, mysterious and relaxing, a well-balanced marriage of smooth vocal arrangement, epic cinematic instrumentals and sometimes heavy lead guitars. Each song is a unique piece and a fine result of tender and loving work.Take part in and enjoy Artenovum’s "Garden of deep moods" a chill lounge atmosphere from ambient to electronic deep moods music.