MP3 Numinous8 - The Spirit
A masterful work of synthesizer music and neoclassical fusion. A powerful cinematic journey of the imagination not to be missed.
8 MP3 Songs in this album (53:57) !
Related styles: New Age: Space, Electronic: Ambient, Type: Soundtrack
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NUMINOUS - THE SPIRIT
This remarkable album marks the debut of English composer Michael Craig, a fresh name on the Space Music, New Age Ambient scene, who has received glowing reviews in both Europe and the USA. A beautiful and rich musical journey "The Spirit" is a masterful blend of electronic synthesizer music and symphonic, neoclassical themes. Atmospheric and entrancing, with haunting siren voices, hypnotic sequences, deep mystical themes and soaring waves of heavenly choirs, the inspiring, healing and relaxing power of the music touches a deep and profound chord with people everywhere and of all ages.
"Englishman Michael Craig makes his debut with sophisticated synthesizer and sampled space music. Compelling themes, smooth percussion, and beautiful execution highlight "The Spirit", which includes eight original compositions. Often peaceful and deeply serene, "The Spirit" is perfect for meditation, massage, yoga, or other interior pursuits. This album has an orchestral, neoclassical feeling that weaves in and out of the more contemporary Sounds, including some vocalese on "Destined" and "The Stars". Other favorite tracks include "Enchanted", "Touching" and "A Sphere". The Spirit will please space music fans in particular. In the liner notes, Michael makes it clear that "The Spirit" was composed as a journey of the imagination. I believe he has succeeded admirably and I will be watching for future releases." (Steve Ryals - New Age Retailer Magazine, U.S.A.)
"Hearing is believing; this is an honest attempt to breathe some life and energy into new age music. This entirely self-reliant artist succeeds hands down with this fine eight-piece work, in which the moods and atmospheres change almost continuously." (Rãul Cairo - Music & Media, Netherlands)
"The Spirit starts out deep and slow, very much the classic space music genre, played with deep meditative feeling. "Enchanted" picks up the pace with its repeating arpeggios on the synthesizer and dramatic key changes, underlying bass, drums, and high voices, reminiscent of Kitaro. Listened to in its entirety one takes a journey with the composer into an equally personal experience." (Don St.Clair - Heartsong Review Magazine, U.S.A.)
"The style is symphonic and melodic in the main. Production is very good, and the whole thing sounds really rather grandiose in places. Actually, the music evokes atmospheres and images better than many other albums I''ve sampled which have supposedly been recorded specifically for the task. "Dreams of Light" has a wondrous feeling about it, sounding like an excerpt from a sci-fi adventure. "Touching" contrasts well with its tentative nature sounding very like Vangelis in places. "And Becomes" provides some real high points and it''s easy to see from this track why so many people are enthusiastic about this music. I now begin to see why this album has impressed so many. It has quality which is lacking in many." (Graham Getty - Electronic Music & Musicians Association(EMMA), U.K.)
"Generally melodic, with a couple of light catchy numbers, on the whole ''The Spirit'' goes much deeper than the average synthesizer album, with richly crafted abstract and sequential pieces, featuring mainly warm tones, but with a mystical feel." (Alan Freeman - Audion Magazine, U.K.)
"Symphonic and cosmic - highly recommended." (Mick Garlick - Sequences Magazine, U.K.)
"This stunner arrived at the very last minute and I just couldn''t leave it out! A 54 minute fantasy, space crossover release...Michael Craig has produced a rather stunning debut recording that has all the hallmarks of a future symphonic synth classic! Craig fashions sophisticated tonal sound-sculptures with some fabulous sounding synthesizers. Playing with the finesse of a skilled professional he guides his mystical melodic themes through corridors of cosmic beauty, passing through the spherical atmospheric gates of time and surging upward to the stars with some awesome, powerfully climactic tracks that eventually dissolve into the stratosphere to reveal an enchanted world of wonderful sirens voices and celestial sounds! (This might sound like a load of old bullshit, but it was the best way to describe the hallucinogenic effect the music had on me when I first heard it, and no, I wasn''t on something at the time!!). Yes this is a fantasy synth CD that features flowing melodic music that falls somewhere within the realms of John Kerr, Mark Dwane and Jonn Serrie....I have a feeling about this one!" (Dave Shoesmith - C&D, Scotland, U.K.)