Doug Hammer has just released his debut solo piano CD entitled . It is a contemplative and introspective journey, filled with 16 original compositions. "It's been a long time in the making" says Doug Hammer, who owns and operates Dreamworld Productions, a busy recording studio and production company. A mix of melodic and improvisational material, it keeps a soothing tone throughout. It is available directly through his website at www.doughammer.net and also available at CD Baby, Amazon.com and [url_this=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=272057636&s=143441]iTunes.
The compilation is a collection of music tracks selected by video artists for their SL:MIMA 2007 projects. Experience the unique, inspiring sound landscapes of the new century, from melancholic moods and night rhythms, through semi-abstract musical paintings to piano pieces conveying a profound sense of heartfelt emotion. The CD contains a bonus track "If You Go" by Steven Cravis. The track has not yet been released elsewhere.
Jeffrey Perino's debut solo piano album, It Goes Without Saying, was released in November 2007. "I think of the music as divergent," Jeffrey says. "It moves from simple phrasing to an exploration of more pensive complicated motifs. I see it as impressionistic; that is it tells stories. Of course, a listener will color these personally and the music allows for this. Some is understated; some sings of soft emotions; some mixes a complicated emotional story with sweeter moments that emerge as the real theme. Looking at the CD as a whole and knowing it's long birth I am tempted to use the word 'journey.' I've heard the phrase 'not overproduced' and think that applies to some pieces. The word 'solo' is important not only because it defines the music, but because it is music that impresses each listener to participate in a 'solo' response rather than to be 'impressed' with virtuosity or faithful rendition to a standard."
Learn more about the artist and his music at www.jeffreyperino.com.
The title track to this CD was written at the end of a composition break for Joseph. "I had written only two original piano solos since Keys to the Heart (1997), but when I sat at the piano one day and spontaneously composed Masterpeace, inspiration to write multiple piano solos subsequently followed" says Joseph. Masterpeace and those inspired piano solos make up seven tracks on this CD.
When it came time to record Masterpeace, Joseph searched high and low for the perfect piano. "I found it at a local piano store" says Joseph. "We had it delivered to a recording studio at the university where I teach". For the next few days, Masterpeace was created with just Joseph and a remarkable nine-foot grand piano.
Masterpeace is a CD of instrumental music reminiscent of piano solo recordings from artists such as David Lanz, George Winston and Jim Brickman. Joseph has created a masterpiece that will surely become a classic. Masterpeace should be included in everyone’s collection of peaceful music.
Steven Cravis and singer songwriter Queenie, also known as the 'gothic Enya' collaborated on a pop song called Theory of Love.
The collaboration was done completely over the internet sending audio files back and forth. Steven and Queenie have not yet met in person.
The song is now available on .
More information about Queenie's music is at [url_new=http://www.queeniemusic.com]www.QueenieMusic.com