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!

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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