Showing posts with label Harrison Edwards. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Harrison Edwards. Show all posts

Contemporary Instrumental - New Age Review: Harrison Edwards-Into The Unknown

Release Date: September 3, 2019
Label: Harrison Edwards Music

Into The Unknown is the fifth proper album from Harrison Edwards. All the music is written and performed by Harrison and even the photos on the CD sleeve are by him and his son. The Northern Lights on the front are near Tromso, Norway. It is a gorgeous picture befitting the music you will hear on this album.

This is what Harrison has to say about his album on his website:

The music on this CD explores the notion that our spirits have always existed and always will. Each song tells a story about a different phase in their journey, from their initial creation at the beginning of time, throughout their human journey of discovery, revelation, and finding peace, and about their ultimate return to the spirit world as they travel through eternity in search of the Great Mystery.

This comes at a perfect time for me as I just lost my brother a few days ago and I am wondering where he went after he passed. I think we all wish we knew where our loved ones were and had the opportunity to communicate with them somehow once they leave this physical existence. It surely is a journey Into The Unknown.

This is incredibly beautiful music. All the instrumentation blends perfectly making for a soundtrack to find solace in the day, a quiet place in the heart and soul, or a time for regeneration of your energy. It all brings you light, filled with the emotive paintbrush of one talented artist that can be a self-sufficient music multi-tasker.

The opening track grabbed my attention right away and I added it to my New Age Music Reviews Spotify Playlist. While some of the tracks offer the time to chill and reflect others serve as an epic trip to another time and place, perhaps somewhere across the globe from your current location. That came to mind while I was listening to “Revelation.” No surprise there, considering the title of the track. So maybe when we take the spirit form and are still bound to earth before we ascend upwards to the heavens, we can travel from one point to another at the speed of light? If we are in the form of a spirit, I suppose that is possible.

That is what music like this does for me, it pushes me to think and explore the possibilities of the subject matter that is being offered in the music and track titles… if you listen the music will reach out to you and give you this gift.

Thank you, Harrison Edwards, for the timing of hearing this beautiful music and how it gave more meaning to the passing of another loved one. It helped my heart to start healing and gave me hope that there is a better place in the afterlife for all of us.  

Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck
October 8, 2019
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01. First Light  
02. The Awakening
03. The Dawn Land
04. Into the Unknown
05. Discovery
06. Revelation
07. Finding Peace
08. The Arrows of Time
09. Into the Light
10. Reawakening
11. On Heaven's Shores
12. The Great Mystery 

New Age Music Review: Harrison Edwards-The Undiscovered Horizon

Release Date: December 23, 2013
Label: Arturim Records
Harrison Edwards began his musical journey with one goal in mind. He wanted a conduit for his compositions. Working with percussion, classical piano and keyboards, he began to learn about arranging techniques and music theory. He has striven to evolve his musical process. Focus on rhythmic percussion is a foundation for much of his work. Harrison’s fourth CD is now available. Featuring several years’ worth of musical notes kept in a manuscript while he worked on a novel, this album features exotic synth, percussion, piano, acoustic guitar and strings. A blend of neo-classical and bold contemporary flavors, this album has something for everyone.

“A Walk among the Trees” is a stroll through a leafy cathedral. Synth keyboards sweep and roll, leading the listener down the dappled path less traveled by. Sweeping harmonies awaken at the outset, joined with more intense inner monologue as the piece rounds in on itself becoming more defined; an inner journey in the wilderness of the soul. Close your eyes and listen to the majesty of the trees. Feel the eternal watchfulness as they marvel at the world passing by, content in the knowledge that their house of worship will never fall. Listeners fond of this piece will also enjoy “The Forest Cathedral.”

“Eye of the Storm” whispers a promise as an ethereal pulse drifts through the trees. Edgy piano and keyboard scenarios blended with vibrant percussion and synth elements come forth as the piece roars to life.  A vortex of sound sensation, the piano and keyboard components rain down on the listener like sheets of hail. Pelting and throbbing as the sun comes out-a winter wonderland exposed. Icy glory glitters under the classical elements. Dance, snowflake.  Dance upon the wind as it whips and trails along, taking the listener on a true voyage into the wonders of nature.

“Singing With Angels By Waterfalls” twinkles to life, a trickle of water against the vastness beyond. Chimes drift an electronic echo floating by like a billowy cloud. The illusion of voices on the wind is a truly celestial experience as you realize it is real. The voices are calling you to join them on their journey. Close your eyes and feel the weightlessness. Go over the falls. Let the crescendo of water and the everlasting cycle of nature’s bounty show you the beauty hidden within.

Harrison Edwards has taken years of musical training and captured the elusive quality of nature in his new album The Undiscovered Horizon. Using classical techniques and modern technology, he has composed some original works that bring peace and tranquility to the listener. Simple pleasures like walking under a canopy of trees and watching a storm change a familiar landscape into a winter wonderland encapsulate this album. If you enjoy a twist of modern in your brew, then give this The Undiscovered Horizon a spin.

4/5 Stars

Key Tracks: A Walk among the Trees

Dana Wright

February 7, 2014


1. Kilimanjaro
2. Usambara
3. The Undiscovered Horizon  
4. Arctic Passage
5. Eye of the Storm
6. Peaceful Earth
7. A Walk Among the Trees
8. Flight of Fancy
9. Singing With Angels By Waterfalls
10. A Prelude & Spanish Dance
11.The Forest Cathedral
12. The Setting Sun

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