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01 - Beyond the Sundial.mp3
02 - Threads of Light.mp3
03 - Where Paths Meet.mp3
04 - A Flurry of Golden Leaves.mp3
05 - Kristen's Serenade.mp3
06 - A Time Remembered.mp3
07 - A Distant Shade of Green.mp3
08 - Into the Realm.mp3
09 - Sundial Awakening.mp3
10 - Hide and Seek.mp3
11 - Until Tomorrow.mp3
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Kevin Kern - Beyond The Sundial
CD: April 8, 1997
Original Release Date: April 8, 1997
Label: Real Music
Bitrate: 320 kbps
Beyond the Sundial, featured pieces for legendary oboist Paul McCandless of the group Oregon. "I had admired Paul's work for well over twenty years. Getting the chance to write music specifically for the greatest oboist in the world was a singular thrill that I will never forget."
Unlike classical musicians and rock stars, you tend to find good new age pianists either by word of mouth or by accident. In this case, you get to benefit from my own serendipity. Kevin Kern is a likeable stylist, who, while not totally original manages to always put together a good performance. Beyond the Sundial is a typical example of Kern's sensitivity - he always manages to please, but never quite slides off into the overheated romanticism which sometimes tries to sneak by as New Age.
For some reason, Kern reminds me just a bit of Burt Bacharach - melodic and improvizational. In addition to Kern's own playing, Beyond the Sundial also features the work of Paul McCandless, on oboe and English horn. McCandless brings a polished jazzlike style all his own to the combination. Kristen's Serenade is a touching duet, where Kern and McCandless trade a theme back and forth to my great delight. Hide and Seek has a similar style with equal results.
This is one of those albums that always sound familiar. Whether this is intentional or not, I can't say. Something about some of the themes seems to recall other music, but I'm never able to pinpoint the source. In a way, it is comforting, and Kern's skill makes the issue meaningless, since, borrowed or not, what he does with the music quickly becomes his own. ~ Marc Ruby
"K.I.S.S." as applied to this CD was never truer. Simple piano music with a couple accompanying instruments combine to create visions of tree-filtered sunlight, memories of lost love, nostalgia, forgiveness, and a multitude of other bitter-sweet emotions.
If you are in a mood for jolly-wally music, put this one away - it won't cut it; however, if you are ready for some "reflective" mood music, and have an hour you can call your own, then find yourself a comfortable chair/lounge/bed and let this CD swing your mood to something calming and stress-free...
Oh, and if you can't find this particular CD, not to worry - 'cause you can't go wrong with any of Kevin Kern's music. ~ The Skeezicks
Kevin Kern - Beyond The Sundial Tracklist:
01 Beyond the Sundial 04:23
02 Threads of Light 03:11
03 Where Paths Meet 05:15
04 A Flurry of Golden Leaves 03:34
05 Kristen's Serenade 05:54
06 A Time Remembered 04:18
07 A Distant Shade of Green 03:20
08 Into the Realm 05:16
09 Sundial Awakening 04:08
10 Hide And Seek 04:25
11 Until Tomorrow 05:31