QuietMelodies is now open!

15 06 2009


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!


Patrick O’Hearn – Indigo

11 04 2009

4c0308beb8921998150c87ca6cc90520Patrick O’Hearn – Indigo
MP3 @ 320 Kbps | 55:43 min | 1995 | 131 MB | 10% Recovery Record

With an air of mystery, subtle menace and occasional majesty, “Indigo” is like the opening soundtrack to some dark-themed movie, portending any number of dire, heavy occurrence to come without actually ever reaching those points. There’s no sweetness and light here. Those of you looking for friendly angel guides should look elsewhere; this music explores the opposite end of the spectrum. If these subdued, minimalistic, synthesizer-based compositions were designed for any sort of meditation, it would be a brooding, depressive meditation that I wouldn’t recommend as being particularly healthy for long periods of time. But sometimes the cards just fall wrong, and you need a place to go to lick your wounds, re-gather your edge and your self-confidence, and mull over the possibilities such as they now stand. The world of “Indigo” is a good place to do that. Patrick O’Hearn’s music is laid back enough to mellow you out, but cool enough–and with just enough percussion fading in and out throughout the album–to nourish your strength, renew your determination and encourage your spirit to rise again. A good retrospective of O’Hearn’s work is “The Private Music of Patrick O’Hearn,” and my favorite of his albums–similar to Indigo, but livelier and edgier, is “Ancient Dreams.” Other synth-driven New Age music that often has a dark edge includes the work of Tangerine Dream, Llewellyn and Amethystium.

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Patrick O’Hearn – Eldorado

10 04 2009

folder17Patrick O’Hearn – Eldorado
MP3 @ 320 Kbps | 45:49 min | 1989 | 115 MB | 10% Recovery Record

This is a marvelous experiment in contemporary, Middle-Eastern-flavored electro-acoustic music. O’Hearn seemed to be embarking on a new direction in his musical career with this thoughtful yet sensuous blending of ancient and modern modes of expression. The album features two prominent Iranian artists — singer Shahla Sarshar and violinist Farid Farjad — though the music was obviously ahead of its time in the notoriously conservative world of adult alternative music. Hopefully, O’Hearn will someday be able to return to the exotic world he touched on in Eldorado and create more music from The Fertile Crescent.

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