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Down to the Moon [Bonus Tracks]

Andreas Vollenweider 12/7/2010
Andreas Vollenweider's Grammy-winning 1987 effort is dominated by the Swiss musician's electrically modified harp. Its distinctive sound runs throughout the album, supported by the usual tinkering synthesizer effects and light percussion. After an extended introductory interlude, the title track zips into a vaguely Caribbean-styled rhythm. "Water Moon" features a different, more organic harp sound; it's mixed with the windy tones of a flute, suggesting ghostly moonshafts lancing through falling rain. Vollenweider plays the harp strings off of guitar strings on the surprisingly twangy (for new age, anyway) "Drown in Pale Light." The composer weaves the instrumentals together with a goody bag of pan-ethnic influences, while the album's margins are full of these little touches that nevertheless make a big difference. Down to the Moon will appeal to anyone looking for music that's as interesting as it is soothing. [This version of the album contains bonus material.] ~ Johnny Loftus
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  1. # Song Length
  2. 1 Down To the Moon PT2M27S
  3. 2 Moon Dance PT4M15S
  4. 3 Steam Forest PT4M53S
  5. 4 Water Moon PT2M15S
  6. 5 Night Fire Dance PT4M57S
  7. 6 Quiet Observer PT2M43S
  8. 7 Silver Wheel PT3M57S
  9. 8 Drown In Pale Light PT2M15S
  10. 9 The Secret, the Candle and Love PT3M46S
  11. 10 Hush-Patience At Bamboo Forest PT17S
  12. 11 Three Silver Ladies Dance PT2M40S
  13. 12 La Lune Et L'enfant PT2M9S
  14. 13 Moonday [Nhk Live Concert, Tokyo 1987] PT6M21S
  15. 14 Hey You! Yes, You... [Special Edit From Dualdisc Release Vox] PT3M11S
  16. 15 New You! Yes You PT3M13S

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