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No better time for peace through music
on January 5, 2003
Mr. Evenson has issued several albums in the New Age genre, usually with himself as producer and key performer (flute and Native American flute, primarily, and keyboards) and his wife, Dudley on harp. On this CD, they are joined by Scott Huckabay on acoustic guitar, D'Rachel on harp, Jonathan Kramer on cello and Li Xiantiag on guqin, basically a Chinese zither. The recording also has some ambient sounds of waves and whale/dolphin calls. These are done softly and at the beginning and end of songs. The music is electronically mixed. There are overdubs of the flute parts and some mild reverb effects.
The music is generally at slow or shifting tempos. Since there is no percussion, the beat is more implied than forced and there are sections that seem to be without tempo - where the musicians are feeding on each other. I enjoy the peaceful sounds of flutes and strings and the compositions are relaxed and peaceful. They are primarily in major keys although a few explore the searching
aspects of minor keys without being somber. There are 12 pieces and 62 minutes total.
I've used this CD and others of Evenson's successfully for prayer and meditation.