Encounter

Encounter

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by Michael Stearns
     
 
While Michael Stearns had recorded music "in the flavor of (outer) space" for years, Encounter: A Journey in the Key of Space is his first album with space as its theme. It is an ambient classic. The atmospheres don't just sound like outer space, they are outer space. The individual tracks are

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While Michael Stearns had recorded music "in the flavor of (outer) space" for years, Encounter: A Journey in the Key of Space is his first album with space as its theme. It is an ambient classic. The atmospheres don't just sound like outer space, they are outer space. The individual tracks are vignettes that deal with events in outer space. Stearns' light touch is perfect for his minimalist symphonic style. With that style, he combines the individual atmospheres into one spacescape. The CD becomes a symphony in the hands of this master. Each movement has its own character and personality. Those personalities form the id, the ego, and the superego of the symphony. This is a defining benchmark in ambient space music. This CD, like Stearns, stands on a level sought by many and reached by few.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/1991
Label:
Hearts Of Space
UPC:
0025041100823
catalogNumber:
11008
Rank:
80990

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Encounter 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Redcatlady More than 1 year ago
I purchased this recording at the Lafayette store. I'd heard Michael Stearns before and liked his work, and hoped for good things with this album. I was not disappointed; this music is very good, very calming -- for someone like me, who has anxiety disorder, this is important. I would recommend this to anyone who needs relaxation.