Chris Spheeris & Paul Voudouris – Passage

16 01 2009

aChris Spheeris & Paul Voudouris – Passage
MP3 @ 320 Kbps | 41:35 min | 95.5 MB | 10% Recovery Record

This album was commissioned in 1982 as a piece for mediation, and is consequently much different that Chris Spheeris’ other works. Composed by Spheeris and Paul Voudouris during their original incarnation as a duo prior to Spheeris’ successful solo career, the three pieces are performed by the duo along with Vince Andrae, and evokes reminicences of early-mid period Tangerine Dream. Tracking in at 41 minutes (12, 8, and 20 minutes respectively), this is a wonderful disc to relax and drift away with.

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Chris Spheeris & Paul Voudouris – Enchantment

15 01 2009

folderChris Spheeris & Paul Voudouris – Enchantment
MP3 @ 320 Kbps | 42:53 min | 107 MB | 10% Recovery Record

After two highly acclaimed releases that have set standards in new age music circles for pop romanticism, Chris Spheeris has taken his style to new heights in his new collaboration with longtime friend and musical associate Paul Voudoris. “Enchantment” is right on the mark, a fully mature effort that paraphrases much of Spheeris’s previous work while stepping off into uncharted territory with rhythmic twists and some truly emotional moments that carry the listener off in ways that are indeed enchanting. The use of instruments most at home in the classical arena provides the acoustic starting point for several pieces. Electronics and modern rhythms in turn push and entice the melodies to reach their fullest potential, interweaving themes that are unabashedly romantic, stirring and sensual in nature. The use of guitar, oboe, English horn, clarinet, flute and sax enhance over half the pieces, while the occasional use of voices is equally effective.

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