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!

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Jonn Serrie – Tingri

26 03 2009

p1Jonn Serrie – Tingri
MP3 @ 256 Kbps | 44:40 min | 1990 | 94.4 MB | 10% Recovery Record

Jonn Serrie is a well-rounded e-music long-timer. His gentle sound design has elements of classic new age and hypnotic space music. Tingri is one of his most popular and accessible CDs. The melodic atmospheres surround exotic synth washes as energetic rhythms carry them around and through the soundscapes. Each composition has its own integrity and structure. This disc will appeal to fans of John Flomer, Patrick O’Hearn, and Kevin Braheny.

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Jonn Serrie – Flightpath

26 03 2009

p01Jonn Serrie – Flightpath
MP3 @ 256 Kbps | 46:38 min | 1989 | 101 MB | 10% Recovery Record

Jonn Serrie is a veteran space music composer and performer. It is totally appropriate that he would create a CD acknowledging the aviation pioneers whose exploits begat the space age. Flightpath addresses the activities at Muroc Airbase (later renamed Edwards Air Force Base) during the ’40s and ’50s. Serrie’s soundscapes and atmospheres have sci-fi timbres and textures that give them spacescape attitudes. This is a good CD with some great moments. It will appeal to fans of Richard Burmer, Patrick O’Hearn, and Kevin Braheny.

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Jonn Serrie – The Stargazer’s Journey

23 03 2009

front_851_origJonn Serrie – The Stargazer’s Journey
MP3 @ 224 Kbps VBR | 1:00:01 min | 2003 | 106 MB | 10% Recovery Record

Jonn Serrie is widely considered to be the most accomplished visionary composer in America, a pioneer who has partnered with astronauts John Glenn and Chuck Yeager, performed at NASA events, and the standard for Space Music worldwide. His galactic soundscapes have been described by massage therapists and healing professionals as ‘a deeply peaceful oasis of sound’ and an utterly lovely and truly tranquil journey to the outer reaches of the human imagination. ~creativecenters.com

At the last instant before the Sun sets on a clear evening, a sharp-eyed observer might notice the bright speck of sunlight turn green. For most of the world, that ‘green flash’ marks the end of day. But for a lover of the night sky, it marks the beginning of The Stargazer’s Journey. Even William Hershel, who discovered the planet Uranus, knew that music has a lot in common with astronomy. It’s been a great tradition that continues with Jonn Serrie’s beautiful collection of cosmic musical poetry.

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Jonn Serrie – Midsummer Century

23 03 2009

768d228348a0b2cba6615110lJonn Serrie – Midsummer Century
MP3 @ 192 Kbps | 49:39 min | 1993 | 74.1 MB | 10% Recovery Record

Composer/keyboardist Jonn Serrie is quietly becoming a major player in the contemporary instrumental music genre. Mixing memorable, melodic pop songs with less-structured ambient compositions, Serrie creates a romantic soundscape on his fifth Miramar release, Midsummer Century.

Songs like Jimmy Webb’s classic “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress” and his own “Lookback” represent Serrie’s love of traditional pop melodies and rhythms. “Land of Lyss” and “The Ancient of Days” display his unique talent of creating mood and emotion with special sound design.

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Jonn Serrie – Lumia Nights

23 03 2009

front_404_origJonn Serrie – Lumia Nights
MP3 @ 192 Kbps | 58:45 min | 2002 | 88.7 MB | 10% Recovery Record

Synthesist Jonn Serrie has always traversed a spectrum between deep space excursions and sentimental pop melodies. He charts a similar course on Lumia Nights, creating ambient lounge music full of breathy synthesizer pads and cocktail-bar-at-midnight moods. He even covers the jazz standard, “Autumn Leaves” to cloyingly bad effect. Just think Lawrence Welk plugged in. The lounge rhythms are offered up with none of the irony you might find in electronica artists such as Thievery Corporation or Loop Guru, whose grooves call up an iconography that’s twisted on its head. It’s not until “Deep Mystery” that Serrie floats off into the night sky with shimmering synthesizer textures that recall some of his Planetary Chronicles recordings, but even here, the synthesist goes for melodies that exhibit more saccharine than soul.

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Jonn Serrie – Ixlandia

23 03 2009

front1_origJonn Serrie – Ixlandia
MP3 @ 256 Kbps | 52:24 min | 1995 | 107 MB | 10% Recovery Record

On this 1995 release, Jonn Serrie augments his patented space-music minimalism with a refreshing earthiness. The first four songs possess a tuneful momentum not often found in his other work, with a purring saxophone as the lead voice. Still, there is a vivid sense of adventure and otherness in the songs. “Ixlandia” is a smooth-jazz travelogue of alien terrain, and “Blue Lumia” has a vaguely Eastern flavor.

Midway through the record, a slower, more ambient mood takes over. Once again we are gently propelled into the outer realm by languid synthesizer tones and galactic textures. The final track, “Welcome Home,” smoothly blends the celestial with the earthbound: buried deep in the mix is the hushed recitation, in Italian, of a love poem.

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