Down to the Moon

Down to the Moon

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by Andreas Vollenweider
     
 

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Andreas Vollenweider's Grammy-winning 1987 effort is dominated by the Swiss musician's electrically modified harp. Its distinctive sound runs throughout the album, supported by the usual tinkering synthesizer effects and light percussion. After an extended introductory interlude, the title track zips into a vaguely Caribbean-styled rhythm. "Water Moon" features a… See more details below

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Andreas Vollenweider's Grammy-winning 1987 effort is dominated by the Swiss musician's electrically modified harp. Its distinctive sound runs throughout the album, supported by the usual tinkering synthesizer effects and light percussion. After an extended introductory interlude, the title track zips into a vaguely Caribbean-styled rhythm. "Water Moon" features a different, more organic harp sound; it's mixed with the windy tones of a flute, suggesting ghostly moonshafts lancing through falling rain. Vollenweider plays the harp strings off of guitar strings on the surprisingly twangy (for new age, anyway) "Drown in Pale Light." The composer weaves the album's instrumentals together with a goody bag of pan-ethnic influences; the album's margins are full of these little touches that nevertheless make a big difference. Down to the Moon will appeal to anyone looking for music that's as interesting as it is soothing.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074644225525
catalogNumber:
42255

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andreas Vollenweider   Primary Artist,Harp
Max Lasser   Strings
Walter Keiser   Drums
Christoph Stiefel   Keyboards
Matthias Ziegler   Wind,Wind Instruments
Jon Otis   Drums,Keyboards
Pedro Haldermann   Bells
Peoro Haldemann   Bells
Max Lawsser   Strings
Silver Symphony and Choir   Choir, Chorus,Group

Technical Credits

Andreas Vollenweider   Arranger,Producer
Eric Merz   Engineer
Hugo Faas   Contributor
Peter Ritzer   Contributor,Paintings
Sylvie Rossi   Contributor
Hanswalter Huggler   Contributor

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