Northern Seas

October 5, 2010 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 5, 2010
  • Label: Shadowside Music
  • Copyright: 2010 Shadowside Music Publishing, Inc.
  • Total Length: 49:00
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B0040PSV8E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #208,102 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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In other words, it sounds like Sting at his best post-Police, except without Sting's vocals.
Raj Manoharan
Northern Seas is Al Conti's fourth album and contains eleven original new age/world-fusion pieces that draw on ancient Norse mythology.
Miss G.
If you are not familiar with Al Conti, you will find that his efforts rival the very best artists of the genre.
Scott Ericson

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By John P. Olsen / Review Publicist on November 23, 2010
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Al Conti is a name many recognize in U.S. and international audiences as a top composing musician having a natural ability for producing some of the most vivid story based music in the New Age & World genres, and for those who are wondering, his ability to intermingle these exciting tales of intrigue into each of his award winning projects originates from life experiences and global travels.

Northern Seas is the fourth narrative from Al Conti that made a grand impression on me after hearing this new release for the first time. On Northern Seas the ancestral homeland and Nordic heritage of Scandinavia is the theme presented in a manner you will find intensely glorious regardless of your own family coat of arms since the perceptions in imagery and rich instrumental landscape valiantly hold the high ground on this resolute masterpiece.

Al Conti has a long family legacy himself arising from a extensive linage of expressive artisans, and in addition to his popularity as a top musician, Al Conti is an performing actor, having made television appearances during shows of the acclaimed CBS daytime drama As The World Turns, commercials, and films, in addition to on stage theatre productions in the United States and overseas.

Al Conti's first albums were Shadows & Poeta and third release Scheherazade from 2008 was a landmark award winning release that resided at the top of ZMR charts for 3 consecutive months, and then received 4 ZMR Lifestyle Music Awards nominations including Album of the Year. Scheherazade then sailed among the clouds to secure Best World Album of 2008 and is played on many satellite and cable channels including Sirius / XM and Music Choice in addition to high watermarks in global radio charts.
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Summary: Lush and evocative, mysterious and energetic, Al Conti takes you on an ancient journey through the Northern Seas of olde. Even if you are don't embrace the interpretive theme, you will still enjoy a solidly crafted and superbly performed New Age / World Fusion album of songs that are both inspiring and uplifting. If you are not familiar with Al Conti, you will find that his efforts rival the very best artists of the genre.

Genres (& sub genres): New Age, world fusion, World Rhythms, Meditation Relaxation & Inspiration,

Listening Impressions: Mystical, haunting, mysterious, lush, vocalise, vicarious traveling, vibrant, energetic, uplifting, playful, reminiscent, renaisance;
Dans For Loki (Loki's Jig) has a celtic flavor;
Odin The Wanderer is very reminiscent of Patrick O'Hearn's fabulous Sacred Heart (Indigo, 1991);

Similar to: Suzanne Sterling, Paul Avgerinos, Bodhi (Trans Ukraine), David Arkenstone, Diane Arkenstone, Lis Addison, Open Canvas (Travel By Sound), Patrick O'Hearn (Indigo), Chris Spheris, Richard Burmer, David Arkenstone with Andrew White (Island, 1989), Cusco, Vangelis

Great Segues (with songs from this album, Northern Seas):
1. Patrick O'Hearn (1991) - Sacred Heart - Indigo (5:56)
+ Al Conti (2010) - Odin The Wanderer - Northern Seas (4:45);

2. Bodhi (2006) - Crimea I - Trans Ukraine (10:38)
+ Al Conti (2010) - Song Of Rig - Northern Seas (4:15)

3. Al Conti (2010) - Veil Of Mist - Northern Seas (3:24)
+ Deborah Martin (2010) - Deep Roots, Hidden Water - Deep Roots, Hidden Water (3:44);

4. Al Conti (2010) - Baldur - Northern Seas (5:22)
+ Open Canvas (2009) - Surya - Travel By Sound (4:34);

5. Suzanne Sterling (2010) - Om Mane Padme Hum (Secret Blessing) - Blue Fire Soul (6:53)
+ Al Conti (2010) - Thor's Journey - Northern Seas (4:11);
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia West on May 5, 2014
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This is an ejoyable CD to listen to. Realy like it! I would recommend this to anyone, expecially the Norse myth lovers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Beverly Dixon on February 12, 2014
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I first enjoyed cut "Ragnarok" on music tv - researched artist and discovered this CD - very inventive - beautiful to hear !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Stowe on December 6, 2013
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If you are looking for New Age relaxation, meditation, inspirational music, this is it! I also recommend Vangelis' Oceanic (not Vangelis "Best of", which is electric synthesizer). This whole collection is great, not just a few. Northern Seas does indeed invoke soulful images of the Norse Mythology upon which it is based. I highly recommend Northern Seas for a collection you can listen to again and again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mare-Mare on April 10, 2013
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This CD is perfect for practicing yoga or just for relaxing. The Irish tone to some of it is beautiful.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kathy Parsons TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 14, 2010
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"Northern Seas" is Al Conti's follow-up to his award-winning 2008 release, Scheherazade. Two years in the making, the eleven original tracks are based on Norse mythology from the time of the Vikings. A multi-instrumentalist who plays piano, acoustic guitar, violin, electronic keyboards and percussion, Conti has created a vibrant, cinematic tour of ancient times and places. Additional musicians add wordless vocals, guitars, fiddles, Uilleann pipes, and Celtic whistles. Also an actor and world-traveler, Conti brings a wealth of life experience to his music, giving it plenty of substance tempered with the wisdom to keep the music accessible. The music ranges from dark and stormy to absolutely buoyant and carefree - all of it paints vivid pictures of mythological characters and their fabled lives. In addition, the colorful liner notes summarize some of these tales and explain how the music was conceived - a beautiful package well worth the few extra dollars more than a download.

We begin our journey on "Northern Seas" with "Veil of Mist," a dark, exotic, and very mysterious piece that evokes fear of the unknown as well as the thrill of a new adventure. "Northern Seas" has a strong rhythm that moves it forward while keyboard, voices, guitar, and various other background sounds convey a spirited optimism. "Song of Rig" becomes more dancelike with a catchy beat and a simple, lively melody. I love "Dans For Loki (Loki's Jig)," the most carefree piece on the album. In mythology, Loki was known as a trickster, but this jig focuses on his playful, fun-loving side. Complete with Uilleann pipes, fiddles, and many other instruments, it's a dance of joyous celebration. Delightful! "Odin The Wanderer" tells of the father of the gods and his quest for wisdom.
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