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Aquaria: A Liquid Blue Trancescape

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Diane Arkenstone 10/2/2001

Review

Long frustrated by the release schedule restraints of conventional labels, electronic new age Renaissance man David Arkenstone joined with his wife, Diane, to create Neo Pacifica, a label releasing a wide variety of creatively diverse expressions. One of the label's highlights is introducing vocalist/keyboardist Diane as a composer and artist in her own right. With David's composing and production assistance, Diane creates what comes across as a continuous, unbroken musical piece, but is actually comprised of eight thoughtful compositions. The promise of trance in the album title might imply that this will be something of a formless musical experience, but all the ethereal effects (which include her whispery, seductive voice chanting like our subconscious) are given a solid musical foundation, complete with drum machine groove and reasonably memorable synth or piano melodies. "World of Light" is an expansive, nine-minute doorway, beginning very atmospherically before developing an R&B/pop edge. "Through the Veil" features David's Celtic-flavored flute and a swirling electronica melody, while "The Water Gardens" mixes inventive electronic percussion patterns with gentle doses of Andy Taylor's fiddle. Diane uses the theme of Aquaria, an undersea fantasy realm, as a framework for what she calls a "journey of groove exploration." All of it comes across as sensual and much more structured than many recordings in this genre offer. ~ Jonathan Widran
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 World of Light Diane Arkenstone 9:15
  3. 2 Through the Veil Diane Arkenstone 7:40
  4. 3 The Water Garden Diane Arkenstone 7:2
  5. 4 The Treasure Caves Diane Arkenstone 6:14
  6. 5 Rhythms of the Deep Diane Arkenstone 6:56
  7. 6 Voice of the Sea Diane Arkenstone 5:15
  8. 7 Tranceshift Diane Arkenstone 8:22
  9. 8 Aquaria Diane Arkenstone 4:39

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