QuietMelodies is now open!

15 06 2009

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As many of you might already know, the new portal is finally open!!!!!  I am so sorry that it has taken so long to happen, but I do hope you find it worth the wait.  Some of the new features you will be able to enjoy are being able to message any member & being able to post your own favorites.  There will also be a forum added so that requests and such can be made there.  Eventually hope to in essence mirror this blog there and of course have new content available.  The new music available should be substantially more than here as there will be multiple people posting =-).  Please stop by and join your NEW home for QuietMusic – www.quietmelodies.com!





Brian Crain – Piano Opus

23 04 2009

brian-crain-piano-opusBrian Crain – Piano Opus
MP3 @ 320 Kbps | 49:23 min | 2009 | 139 MB | 10% Recovery Record

“When I started working on my album Piano Opus in the summer of 2008, I didn’t have the faintest idea what I wanted to compose.  This being my thirteenth album, I found it challenging to write something fresh.  I listened to many other composers in an effort to spark inspiration.  I was surprised by how many albums lose their appeal after the first few songs.  So I set out to create a solo piano album that can keep the listener’s interest all the way through.”

“I found that  one of the main reasons so many other composers’ songs sounded similar was that they were written in the same time signatures.  Most music is written in 4/4 or 3/4 time.  So I set out to write a song in complex time.  I chose 5/4 for my first attempt.  I didn’t realize how difficult it would be to play in 5/4, let alone compose in it.  I carried on my experiment for a couple of months until I composed the song titled Wind.”

“After the exhausting work of composing in 5/4, I tried to go back to composing in common time (4/4 or 3/4), but I now felt more comfortable writing in complex time.  So I continued my complex time adventure and wrote an additional song in 5/4, then three in 7/8 and one in 11/8.  I was having so much fun that I often wondered if others would think that I was off my rocker.  I hope you think I’m still rocking. ;)” ~ Brian Crain (From cd insert)

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Brian Crain – A Light In The Trees

24 03 2009

briancrain-alightinthetreesBrian Crain – A Light In The Trees
MP3 @ 192 Kbps VBR | 35:25 min | 1996 | 54 MB | 10% Recovery Record

A Light in the Trees is Brian’s first album. It has been out of print for many years.

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Brian Crain – Sienna

24 03 2009

briancrain-siennaBrian Crain – Sienna
MP3 @ 256 Kbps VBR | 45:54 min | 2003 | 74.3 MB | 10% Recovery Record

Simple, sweet, serene and yet seductive, the music of Brian Crain is the perfect synonym for the word romance.  Built around soothing melodic piano instrumentation colored with just the right balance of string arrangements  the music is more than just memorable.

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Brian Crain – Spring Symphonies

21 03 2009

front9Brian Crain – Spring Symphonies
MP3 @ 320 Kbps | 49:22 min | 2005 | 122 MB | 10% Recovery Record

Brian’s Spring Symphonies remind us what we love most about orchestral music. If you are a current fan, you will love this natural evolution of Brian’s impassioned music. If you are not familiar with Brian Crain, you’re about to discover a true gem right here in the Inland Northwest, who is already internationally popular.

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Brian Crain – Northern Sky

21 03 2009

front8Brian Crain – Northern Sky
MP3 @ 256 Kbps | 50:01 min | 2005 | 96.2 MB | 10% Recovery Record

I have found Brian Crain’s CDs to be a breath of fresh air. “Northern Sky” is Crain’s fifth album, and consists of piano accompanied by synth. All of the songs are fairly slow and the melodies are simple and straight-forward. If I had to compare Brian Crain’s music to anyone’s, it would be Wayne Gratz’s (one of my favorites). A few of his pieces also remind me of early-Yanni at his poignant best – “Northern Sky” fits this category with its heart-tugging melody and unfettered emotion. No new ground is broken, but I’m sure none was intended to be. This is sweet, relaxing, heartfelt music that is effective in the background, but can also stand alone as a primary focus. A favorite recording of massage therapists all over the country, it is easy to imagine sailing away to bliss listening to Crain’s music with or without a great massage!

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Brian Crain – Morning Light

21 03 2009

folder17Brian Crain – Morning Light
MP3 @ 256 Kbps | 36:50 min | 1999 | 74.1 MB | 10% Recovery Record

Original piano music that has been called “pure, sweet and enchanting, it’s new age music at it’s best,” by a major inland northwest newspaper.

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