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!





Steven Halpern & Georgia Kelly – Ancient Echoes

22 04 2009

7783-ancient-echoespdf_01Steven Halpern & Georgia Kelly – Ancient Echoes
MP3 @ 320 Kbps | 49:19 min | 1993 | 98.3 MB | 10% Recovery Record

This collaboration between healing-music artist Steven Halpern and harpist Georgia Kelly is a pleasant exercise in aimless musings that relax the soul and clear the mind. Halpern, long recognized for his educational work with New Age music, brings a starry Rhodes electric piano and synth to Kelly’s swirling, gentle harp as the two try to recreate the ancient ritual of spiritual healing through music. While Halpern’s electric piano may be a bit too drippy-dreamy, his synth is expansive and forms a soulful background for Kelly’s plucking. “The Oracle at Delphi” stands out for its droning effect and hint of Muslim chant while “From Eleusis” attracts with a melodious flute sound. Halpern and Kelly create a relaxed atmosphere that, in the hands of these two experienced New Age artists, is enchanting.  Special thanks to Lady Jane Wensleydale.  She is the one that provided this wonderful album.

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Steven Halpern – Relaxation Suite

22 04 2009

steven-halpern-relaxation-suiteSteven Halpern – Relaxation Suite
MP3 @ 256 Kbps | 1:14:57 min | 2008 | 138 MB | 10% Recovery Record

Relaxation Suite delivers what the growing audience of stressed-out individuals wants: a sound solution that reduces stress and is exquisitely beautiful and pleasurable to listen to.  The first track, “Mello Cello,” features a historic duet with Grammy Award winner and cello virtuoso David Darling.  From the opening notes of the duet, it’s clear that this recording takes the field of sound healing to a new level of artistic expression.  Other tracks feature shakuhachi flute, silver flute, grand piano, electric piano, and layers of soothing ambience.

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Steven Halpern & Suru – Afrodesia

22 04 2009

steven-halpern-suru-afro-desiaSteven Halpern & Suru – Afrodesia
MP3 @ 256 Kbps | 1:09:47 min | 2001 | 138 MB | 10% Recovery Record

Steven Halpern’s forte is music for relaxation, but for Afro-Desia, he draws on his jazz and African studies background to groove with master Nigerian drummer Suru Ekeh (who died unexpectedly during the production of this album). Riding on the smooth fretless basslines ofMarc van Wageningen and the fancy drumwork of Suru, the album has a snappy, yet mellow, tone…. More With the exception of the explosive “Chango” and “Wachamba,” the drums rarely thunder, nor do instruments step up to take a solo. “Suru Smiles” is a joyous showcase of Suru’s drumwork. Halpern — who plays piano, synths, and electric guitar — rarely takes center stage; he graciously comps piano and synth support lines for the fabric of voices, bass, and drums. “Legacy” is typical of the album. Suru lays down a hypnotic drum pattern, while Halpern casts extended synth tones that encase the piece like a rainbow. ~ Carol Wright, All Music Guide.

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Steven Halpern – Serenity Suite (Music & Nature Sounds)

22 04 2009

steven-halpern-serenity-suite_-music-natureSteven Halpern – Serenity Suite (Music & Nature Sounds)
MP3 @ 256 Kbps | 1:00:28 min | 1999 | 138 MB | 10% Recovery Record

If it hadn’t been for keyboardist Steve Halpern, the New Age genre may never have been born. His 1975 release, Spectrum Suite, marked the debut of a music whose compositional structure was free and intended for relaxation. Halpern built an entire career around this concept and thanks to his serenely inspired tinkling, along with the genre it spawned, thousands of listeners have found a musical way to unwind and heal from the stresses of life. Nowhere is this more apparent than on Halpern’s Serenity Suite, a 1999 release that marries the sounds of tweeting birds and mountain streams with a gentle piano and warm electric keyboards. It’s like a soundtrack to a camping trip, or rather, it captures the quiet contentment you experience when camping. Select tracks include airy flute, harp, and violin, which flow effortlessly within Halpern’s pleasant atmosphere like stream water over mossy rocks. This album isn’t for those who crinkle their nose at New Age music, but it certainly is for those interested in achieving serenity.

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Steven Halpern – Effortless Relaxation

22 04 2009

steven-halpern-effortless-relaxation-fSteven Halpern – Effortless Relaxation
MP3 @ 192 Kbps | 51:30 min | 1994 | 79.8 MB | 10% Recovery Record

Health experts, including headache and Migraine specialists, agree that relaxation is essential to good health. For those of us with head pain disorders, it’s easy to get caught up in addressing those problems and not pay much attention to our general health. A good relaxation program addresses our general health as well as some head pain disorders.

This CD (also available in cassette) has some of the most beautiful and soothing music I have experienced. The original music included on the CD was composed by Stephen Halpern, Ph.D., an educator, composer, author, and recording artist of international acclaim.

In addition to the original music, this CD contains subliminal affirmations. They are unheard by the ear, but processed by the brain. The affirmations include:

“You are calm, peaceful and relaxed.”
“Your breathing is deep and regular.”
“You choose to create for yourself a lifestyle that nurtures and supports your well-being.”
If you’re looking for a good relaxation CD or tape, this one is definitely one to check out. Very professionally done with quality music, worthwhile affirmations, and an excellent sound quality, “Effortless Relaxation” is well worth the investment in both time and dollars.

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Steven Halpern & Dik Darnell – Prophecies

22 04 2009

dik-darnell_steven-halpern-propheciesSteven Halpern & Dik Darnell – Prophecies
MP3 @ 256 Kbps | 53:30 min | 1998 | 116 MB | 10% Recovery Record

Dik Darnell & Steven Halpern ALBUM OF THE YEAR WINNER AFIM Independent Music Awards Dik Darnell is one of the innovators in visionary music. His last album “In The Presence of Angels” was a finalist for the AFIM new age album of the year. He has produced 2 platinum and 3 gold albums. Two of his last five albums have been nominated for album of the year. Dik currently produces artists in addition to serving various humanitarian foundations. Steven Halpern is an internationally acclaimed composer, recording artist and sound healer who has touched the lives of millions throughout the world. He has released over 50 albums in his Inner Peace music series since 1975 and was honored by Keyboard Magazine as one of the twelve most influential keyboard artists of our time. Take yourself on a journey with the great prophets!

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