Atlantis: A Symphonic Journey

Atlantis: A Symphonic Journey

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by David Arkenstone
     
 
After several years of independent releases on his own label, the new age icon, composer, and multi-instrumentalist returned to his original label Narada, where he scored his biggest genre hits in the late '80s and early '90s and helped define the genre. By weaving single instrumental lines with rich percussion textures and sweeping orchestral power, David Arkenstone

Overview

After several years of independent releases on his own label, the new age icon, composer, and multi-instrumentalist returned to his original label Narada, where he scored his biggest genre hits in the late '80s and early '90s and helped define the genre. By weaving single instrumental lines with rich percussion textures and sweeping orchestral power, David Arkenstone has been a master of encouraging the imagination of his listeners as he has explored both legendary mythology and accompanying stories that he has created. The musical environment here is being touted as "sonically free," and Arkenstone provides incredible drama by mixing intimate moments with densely rhythmic energy throughout his impressionistic exploration of the mythical island. "The Dream of the Gods" weaves lush, romance with the swift drum beats of a military mission, while "Tower of Light" plays like a mystical light shining through the murky depths to the teeming life below. Arkenstone employs a unique harp/flute melody/harmony line to convey the wonder of "The Temple of Poseidon," contemplates the "Jewel of the Sea" with a stark piano melody, and rings in the "Festival of the New Year" with joyful crowd noises and Asian-flavored instrumentation. It's classic Arkenstone through and through -- a rich provocative theme and diverse music that helps the listener fill in the story details.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/07/2004
Label:
Narada
UPC:
0724357099028
catalogNumber:
70990

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Arkenstone   Primary Artist,Flute,Guitar,Mandolin,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Keyboards,Fretless Bass Guitar
Alexis Carreon   Viola
Terry Glenny   Violin
Harry Scorzo   Violin,Concert Master
Miriam Stockley   Vocals
John Wakefield   Percussion
Peggy Baldwin   Cello
David Kossoff   English Horn,Oboe
Seth Osburn   Percussion,Conductor
Ira Glansbeek   Cello
Lisa Dondlinger   Violin
Tom Vos   Violin
Briana Bandy   Viola
Cathy Larson   Flute
Erlinda Romero   Violin
Kourosh Zolani   Santoor
J'Anna Jacoby   Violin

Technical Credits

David Arkenstone   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Author,Orchestration
Michael Aarvold   Engineer
Michael Page   Illustrations,Cover Illustration
Miriam Stockley   Arranger
Terry Wood   Liner Notes
Dan Adam   Engineer

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Atlantis: A Symphonic Journey 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
book-a-holick More than 1 year ago
My 18 year old daughter and I love and cherish this CD. We listen to it over and over. The more times I hear the music, the more I appreciate this intriguing and beautiful music. I highly recommend Arkenstone and his other music, too, like Ballet in the Clouds, Book of Celtic Days, Spirit Wind.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful, beautifully crafted album. The music is absolutley breathtaking. I can see images unfold clearly and I feel that I am there.