AMBRA : Honour & Glory, issue 1. Fascination of sound and nature. Awesome production of nature film with music and lyrics which involves you in the myths of the middle ages. Truely out of this world. A must for surround sound fans.
So here it is - the all new volume three of the famous AMBRA series. This is sort of a fusion of the first two albums. This album is a departure from the first two, but somehow is very familiar. There are elements from both previous records fused in with a lot of new sounds. Enjoy wonderful impressions from the most beautiful sites on our planet.
Following the overwhelming success of "AMBRA - Honor & Glory" is now the new "AMBRA - Child Of The Universe" - unique in true digital surround, discreet composed and produced by Giorgio & Martin Koppehele - Avenue Music - along with the compelling and extraordinary landscape photography shot by Gogol Lobmayr in high quality on S35 mm. unfathomable, unimaginable and infinite: the creation of the universe and will remain an eternal mystery to the story told by every culture on earth their own myths.
Lounge music is a type of easy listening music popular in the 1950s and 1960s. It may be meant to evoke in the listeners the feeling of being in a place, usually with a tranquil theme, such as a jungle, an island paradise or outer space. The range of lounge music encompasses beautiful music-influenced instrumentals, modern electronica (with chillout, and downtempo influences), while remaining thematically focused on its retro-space-age cultural elements.
After the dissolution of their former group Lithos in September 2003, drummer Gustavo Pasini and bassist Gianluca Avanzati created Notabene. Their style is pure, classic Italian symphonic prog (Banco, Il Balletto Di Bronzo, et al) with a marked touch of jazz (use of trumpet and violin). What makes them unique is how they manage to fuse both symphonic and jazz elements and make it all sound so natural, as if the two were meant to go hand in hand. All tracks contain vocals (in Italian) but the focus is definitely on the music, and particularly the musicianship which is tight throughout. The compositions are compelling, intricate and suitably dramatic…
Though Finnish master musicians Maria Kalaniemi and Timo Alakotila both play in many bands, something remarkable happens when they strip the music down to duets. The chemistry between the two emerges, creating a sound that is incredibly warm and intimate. On Åkerö — their first album as a duo since 2001’s Ambra — Kalaniemi (free-bass, five-row, button accordion) and Alakotila (pianist best known for his work with JPP) play like one musician. Their intricate arrangements showcase a wide dynamic range, from bold climaxes to subtle pauses. There’s probably no better example of this than the title track. It opens the album with the accordion playing both melody and counter melody as Alakotila’s piano enters almost imperceptibly, slowly growing in intensity. The music crescendos and decrescendos, continually and dramatically changing direction but always returning to the anchor of the opening melodies — all in a stunning five minutes.