Nicholas Gunn & Johannes Linstead – Encanto

15 03 2009

front3Nicholas Gunn & Johannes Linstead – Encanto
MP3 @ 320 Kbps | 42:10 min | 2007 | 106 MB | 10% Recovery Record

Award-winning Latin Guitarist Johannes Linstead and multi-platinum selling Flautist Nicholas Gunn collaborate on this highly inspired album of original songs. Johannes masterful guitar work combined with Nicholas passionate flute create an atmosphere that is at once engaging, powerful, and sublime, and yet at times, hauntingly beautiful. Together they have accomplished a new found level of brilliance, an album that is sure to make its mark as a masterful accomplishment…

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Nicholas Gunn – The Sacred Fire

15 03 2009

nicholas-gunn-the-sacred-fire-fNicholas Gunn – The Sacred Fire
MP3 @ 320 Kbps | 1:02:41 min | 1994 | 145 MB | 10% Recovery Record

On keyboardist/flutist Nicholas Gunn’s debut album, you spend an Afternoon in Sedona exploring the spirit of the magnificent Southwestern desert landscape. The Sacred Fire captures his reverence for Mother Earth and the sounds that echo from ancient peoples who once tread upon it. On tracks like “Odessa,” lush orchestration punctuated by percussive tribal beats and stirring vocals burn with the intensity of primitive dance, while the romantic tender ballad “Midnight Hour” embraces the listener under the moonlit sky. This album in particular helped launch Gunn into the upper echelons of new age performers who blended their musical spirits with that of the land they love so much.

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Nicholas Gunn – The Music of the Grand Canyon

15 03 2009

600x6003Nicholas Gunn – The Music of the Grand Canyon
MP3 @ 320 Kbps | 53:07 min | 1995 | 121 MB | 10% Recovery Record

An all-inspiring, electronic, yet natural and well refined expression of the grandeur of a natural monument through beautifully arranged and blended music and sounds. Listen, close your eyes, and this CD really does gives you the feelings of the Grand Canyon. Each song projects a powerful theme about the different parts of and the history of the Grand Canyon. The third song “Flight Over The North Rim” is an exciting musical portrayal of a scenic and up-lifting helicopter trip over the north Rim. The eighth song “Four Worlds” blends the music of different cultures as they met in history to discover and explore the awesome Grand Canyon. So much feeling, with strength and awe, woven together as never before – a true trip to the Grandness of the Grand Canyon.

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Nicholas Gunn – The Great Southwest

15 03 2009

nicholas-gunn-2001-the-great-southwest_frontNicholas Gunn – The Great Southwest
MP3 @ 320 Kbps | 57:34 min | 2001 | 135 MB | 10% Recovery Record

From listening to the amazing native vibes, joyful flute musings, and sweeping soundscapes of this popular new age artist over the last decade, there’s no way you’d suspect he was born in England and makes his home in Southern California; he sounds totally steeped in the canyons and red rocks of the Southwest. And he’s enjoyed taking his listeners for winding joyrides through the rugged landscape since Afternoon in Sedona was released in 1993. This is a wondrous retrospective of his six recordings, featuring familiar songs, reworkings of a few classics, and two brand new tracks. Those two fit in seamlessly into the unwinding journey. “The Grand Circle” opens with Gunn’s gentle flute floating atop hypnotic tribal rhythms, a sea of nature sounds (the birdcalls are most prominent), and what sounds like a gentle choir of angels. The tune becomes more percussive, almost sounding like a naturally created “house” record due to the intensity of the rhythmic pattern. “Riverside Walk” is a bit lighter and more whimsical, with his flute winding over a loping flamenco guitar swirl and swaying rhythmic pattern. Other songs include “Entering Twin Falls” (which features the sonic effects of thunder and falling water), “Earth Story” (a feisty flamenco gem), “New World,” “Traveler,” “Horseshoe Mesa,” and “Flight of the Condor.” “Condor” features the dramatic and passionate violin soloing of Karen Briggs, which creates an exciting contrast to Gunn’s gentle flute amidst a booming percussive landscape. Because his albums have been on different labels (and this collection is on his own label, distributed by Paras Group International), there’s no track-by-track listing pointing the listener to the original recordings where each piece can be found. Still, Gunn has created an impressive career by musically chronicling his favorite territory, and this collection is sort of the ultimate Greatest Hits of the Southwest.

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Nicholas Gunn – Return To Grand Canyon

15 03 2009

nicholas-gunn-return-to-grand-canyon1Nicholas Gunn – Return To Grand Canyon
MP3 @ 256 Kbps VBR | 50:04 min | 2000 | 94 MB | 10% Recovery Record

Return to Grand Canyon is a beautiful sacred album. It’ll transport to spiritual and sacred zone. The tracks “Return to Grand Canyon” and “Flight of the Condor” are awesome. But, wait until you hear “Kaibab Forest”: it is perfect, it couldn’t have been done any better. It’ll force you to close you eyes and make a connection with your higher consciousness and mother nature. I recently made a trip to the Canyon country in Utah and listened to this album while driving through the narrow and steep canyons. The effect was magical and I had to pull over frequently, close my eyes and submerge in the sacred zone.

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Nicholas Gunn – Passion in My Heart

15 03 2009

nicholas-gunn-passion-in-my-heart-fNicholas Gunn – Passion in My Heart
MP3 @ 320 Kbps | 46:44 min | 1998 | 108 MB | 10% Recovery Record

With flute melodies floating like clouds on a whispering wind, tribal rhythms intense as lightning showers on a hot summer night, Passion in My Heart embraces with a sound enticingly seductive. A piece of Nicholas’ heart lives in this grand and mystical land where his flute captures an ancient breath and his spirit dances on ageless melody…

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Nicholas Gunn – Journey To Yellowstone

15 03 2009

nicholas-gunn-journey-to-yellowstoneNicholas Gunn – Journey To Yellowstone
MP3 @ 320 Kbps | 42:42 min | 2003 | 107 MB | 10% Recovery Record

After his eastward expansion for 2002’s Through the Great Smokey Mountains, Nicholas Gunn returned to the West and the sheltered grandeur and geothermal wonders of Yellowstone. The latest installment in his multi-album celebration of America’s national parks, the album features Gunn’s usual mix of surging synthesizers and tasteful flute. His Native American influence creeps into “Rebirth,” but the song’s upbeat drum processing seems awkwardly robotic next to the organic flute and thunderous background effects. Gunn is more successful with “Seeking Serenity,” where plaintive piano is joined by a Celtic-tinged flute that carries the melody on foggy morning air. As the song continues, the echo on the flute increases; it’s a nice effect, suggesting the call of a bird somewhere up in the tree canopy. Gunn has always had a flair for atmospherics, for finding new ways to evoke emotion with instruments and styles that have grown somewhat common in the contemporary instrumental genre. Journey to Yellowstone’s midsection proves this yet again, as the multi-instrumentalist delves into the thermal mists and exotic landscapes of the park’s interior with a mixture of synth, ambient nature effects, and snatches of vocal melody. Best might be “Verbena Haven,” where the echoes of falling water in a cavern form a rhythm for a frail flute duet. Journey to Yellowstone’s lush instrumentation is augmented by an extensive photo tour of the park.

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