Untitled

22.00 €

Thornton Phil: Dreamscapes

 Lisää ostoskoriin

thornton phil,

Close your eyes, listen and dream. The music carries you away, far beyond your world. Entranced - you enter new worlds - new encounters and new experiences delight and astound you. You find only love and enlightenment in your dreamscapes.

This breathtakingly beautiful collection of instrumental melodies clearly demonstrates Phil Thornton's position as one of the leading writers and performers of 'New Age' music. Joined by a cluster of renowned musical friends such as Hossam Ramzy, Nigel Shaw, and Stuart Jones, this album will add another dimension to any activity from driving a car, workshops, creative activity or simply relaxing.

Arvostele itse tämä teos

22.00 €

Thornton Phil: Immortal Egypt

 Lisää ostoskoriin

thornton phil,

Following the glowing success of Eternal Egypt, the first collaboration between Phil Thornton and Hossam Ramzy, a new light of inspiration has guided the two of them to work together again in a startling and innovative format...

Phil Thornton describes the creation of the recording in this way... "Hossam and I created the original soundscapes for this album in the UK. We then took this material to Egypt, where we invited top soloists and session musicians to be inspired by what we had created, and perform additional pieces. Back in the U.K., we spent many nights listening, selecting and arranging the new sounds, that had been added by the musicians in Cairo. Finally, we re-arranged the songs, and overlaid further tracks generated by our new inspiration".

The outcome is a magnificent album of high quality performances by two world renowned artists supported by highly respected musicians from the heart of immortal Egypt.

Arvostele itse tämä teos

22.00 €

Thornton Phil: Alien Encounter

 Lisää ostoskoriin

thornton phil,

Phil Thornton launches the listener into a direct experience of the mysterious! Streams of subtle, enticing and mesmerising music flood your perceptions, held together by a precise and hypnotic rhythm and entrancing sound effects. Thornton manages to keep this composition pleasurable and beautifully enjoyable, whilst at the same time transporting the listener to the very edge of an unknown, and unknowable, Alien reality, where sound and emotion intertwine in a delightful, shared communion.

If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams, and endeavour to live the life which you have imagined, you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. You will pass an invisible boundary... And you will live with the licence of a higher order of beings. In proportion as you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex and solitude will not be solitude...
– Henry David Thoreau

Very much a leading light amongst the blossoming new wave of futuristic and visionary musicians of the new age, Phil's adventurous and seductive compositions ring out with a tremendous 'journey' quality and a rhythmic, exotic radiance. An acclaimed master of the synthesizer, Phil is also an accomplished lead guitarist, and has toured with Artists such as Gordon Giltrap and Sinead O'Connor.

Arvostele itse tämä teos

22.00 €

Thornton Phil: Cloud Sculpting

 Lisää ostoskoriin

thornton phil,

"Phil Thornton is an acclaimed master of the synthesizer, and here he conjures up a superb series of intricate, sparkling and refreshing compositions. Phil uses special effects, sounds of nature and an intriguing mix of instrumentation to fascinate the senses. This is visionary music, designed to delight, enchant and inspire you."

Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything. It is the essence of order, and leads to all that is good and just and beautiful.
– PLATO

Arvostele itse tämä teos

22.00 €

Thornton Phil: Edge of Dreams

 Lisää ostoskoriin

thornton phil,

Edge of Dreams is more than a superb piece of music, it is a distant but deeply remembered part of yourself – a sound that is alive within you. Misty visions and floating memories are conjured up, only to give way to worlds of indescribable beauty. Bright melodies leisurely develop from gentle strings, soothing harps, a haunting oboe and a distant Chinese gong, majestically producing a most unforgettable dreamscape, where you are the artist and the planner of your Dreams. Phil's accomplished composition has great depth and memorable style. It must be one of the most compelling and magical recordings ever – a recording to enhance every moment of your life.

Phil Thornton's 'Edge of Dreams' is far and away the finest I have heard. I think it is stupendous... I was enthralled from beginning to end: Thornton's imagination has captivated me, and I cannot recommend this extraordinary album, and superfine musical achievement, too highly.
– MUSIC & MUSICIANS

Arvostele itse tämä teos

22.00 €

Thornton Phil: Eternal Egypt

 Lisää ostoskoriin

thornton phil,

Two of the world's most highly acclaimed musicians have joined souls to create a tremendously majestic album that evokes all the splendour of this ancient land. Exotic, stirring rhythms interweave with visionary music to provide an outstanding, hypnotic and wholly captivating recording.

Hill tops like hot iron, glitter bright in the sun,
And the rivers we're eyeing, burn to gold as they run;
Burning hot is the ground, liquid gold is the air;
Whoever looks round, sees Eternity there.
– JOHN CLARE

Arvostele itse tämä teos

22.00 €

Thornton Phil: Illusions

 Lisää ostoskoriin

thornton phil,

An introduction to the music of Phil Thornton

"I worked on the concept of creating a new musical journey with this album, using carefully selected tracks from my back catalogue, creating a continuous programme with new bridge sections, cross fades and overdubs etc. I ended up stretching, enhancing and adding new material to create the album "Illusions - An introduction to the music of Phil Thornton". With the addition of the bonus track (Illusions) I have created a new musical journey which weaves its way through the first 10 years of my solo career.

Most of the tracks featured on this album were much longer in their original form. The intention with those early albums was to create extended "soundscapes" for use in a variety of alternative therapies, relaxation or personal growth techniques. These arrangements are obviously still valid in their own right, but I feel the shorter form creates a new perspective very much in keeping with the "journey" quality I have created here. In a sense all that energy has been distilled with this retrospective project.

Travelling the world during the early 90's, I found my self gradually moving away from the classic "new age" keyboard/guitar/synthesiser sound with the use of more exotic instruments and ethnic influences with albums like "Initiation", "Shaman" and "Tibetan Horn". The success of these albums allowed me to upgrade my studio with state of the art digital recording and editing equipment. The new technology has opened up all sorts of new techniques in sound manipulation resulting in recent albums such as "Immortal Egypt" and "Alien Encounter" which would have been impossible to create using traditional techniques.

As a result of this new sonic freedom I became inspired with the idea of taking a fresh look at some of my favourite tracks from earlier albums. New World Music encouraged me to look at the more reflective tracks as they felt there was the basis of a new album hidden amongst this material. With so much of this material being concerned with the local countryside the result is not just a musical journey, but a personal journey of rediscovery for me as well."

Arvostele itse tämä teos

22.00 €

Thornton Phil: Pharaoh

 Lisää ostoskoriin

thornton phil,

The exotic world of ancient Egypt is evoked in an extraordinary, visionary music. Sustained chords with the delight of Eastern fragrances conjure up shimmering images of a regal culture before the sultry rhythms of a mesmeric percussion provide a more earthly sensuality. Middle Eastern instrumentation and rhythms are joined by the superb electronic mastery of Phil Thornton's keyboards, allowing you to relax into a trance-like vision of an ancient civilisation that was unsurpassed in its dedication to a spiritual interpretation of life.

"The sky and its stars make music to you.
The sun and the moon praise you. The gods exalt you.
The goddesses sing to you."
HYMN TO HATHOR, Ptolemaic Period

Arvostele itse tämä teos

22.00 €

Thornton Phil: Shaman

 Lisää ostoskoriin

thornton phil, shamaanimusiikki,

Seemingly from nowhere, heralded only by the distant howling of wolves and a dramatic crack of thunder, the Shaman appears. In a moment his dance of divine destiny is begun, slowly at first as a single drum helps him pick out the path of ancient footsteps, an instinctive movement drawn deep from the mystical well of intuition. Soon the rhythm swells as the drumbeat deepens in intensity and the medicine man is lost in trance in this, Phil Thornton's homage to the arcane powers of these mysterious priests. The circle of sound is soon swirling with bells, chimes, pipes and the background resonance of the didgeridoo as the ritual climbs to a spiritual frenzy where animal sounds signify the Shaman's union with the natural world. Like members of the tribal audience, framed by the flickering flames of night, we too are drawn by the hypnotic power of the music into an empathic awareness of our extra-sensory potential.

Music is the nearest at hand, the most orderly, the most delicate and the most perfect of all bodily pleasures; it is also the only one which is equally helpful to all ages of man.
– JOHN RUSKIN

Arvostele itse tämä teos

22.00 €

Thornton Phil: Solstice

 Lisää ostoskoriin

thornton phil, kelttiläinen musiikki,

Traditional Celtic sounds are infused with the deeper resonance of E-bow guitar, fretless bass, keyboards and infectious rhythms. Capturing the sense of ritual and mystery of the ancient celebrations that mark the turning of time, this album has a universal appeal. Throughout the recordings the arrangements echo images of these mystic rituals, the track Samhain starts with three powerful notes evoking the image of a druid sounding the magical horn, Beltane marks; the return of the power of the fire festival, as the Green Man releases the spirit of summer.

Just as the sun on the dawn of the solstice gives light to the shadows, Phil Thornton's music brightens the spirit and empowers the listener with its magic.

Arvostele itse tämä teos

22.00 €

Thornton Phil: Sorcerer

LOPPUUNMYYTY

thornton phil, ,

An outstanding recording of vision and virtuoso performance. The music is as intriguing and multilayered as the face behind the mask. It seduces our senses, and enthralls us with its unearthly beauty. It is one of the most acclaimed and magnificent albums.

Now is the time for stripping the spirit bare, time for the burning of days ended and done, idle solace of things that have gone before: rootless hope and fruitless desire are, there; let them go to the fire, with never a look behind. The world that was ours is a world that is ours no more.
– Lawrence Binyon

Arvostele itse tämä teos

22.00 €

Thornton Phil: Tibetan Horn

 Lisää ostoskoriin

thornton phil, tiibetin musiikki,

A kaleidoscope of incredible musical invention that compels the listener along an inner and outer journey of Spiritual Awakening and Attainment, across the 'Roof of the World' – the Himalayan 'Abode of the Snows'. From the primal initiations of Shamanic and Buddhist rites, be guided to the inaccessible summits, plateaus and glaciers of mountain Ashrams, following the ravines down to the sub-tropical jungles and Holy lands of India. An authentic, outstanding experience of pure artistry, insight and deep, universal harmony.

Buddhist monks carved the prayer "Om Mani Padme Hum" in the mani stones. You will find the prayer in the wall by the Snow Leopard. The prayer can be translated to "O jewel in the Lotus Flower" and means "the jewel is indeed within me". This refers to the happiness and security which we are all seeking.

Arvostele itse tämä teos

23.00 €

Thornton Phil: Tibetan Meditation

 Lisää ostoskoriin

thornton phil, tiibetin musiikki, meditaatiomusiikki,

A distant temple bell sounds, as the unmistakable tones of the ancient tradition of meditational chant resonate, creating an ambience of meditative calm.

Inspired by the very distinctive culture and music of Tibet, Phil Thornton has created an exceptional album that captures the very essence of Tibetan music. As you listen to the sounds of overtone chanting, Tibetan Singing Bowls, the Ragdung, Cymbals, Gongs and the Tibetan Thighbone, take time to reflect, explore and discover.

Includes instructions on bow to perform a Tibetan Meditation by his Holiness the Dalai Lama. Taken From the book 'The Dalai Lama, A Policy of Kindness'.

Arvostele itse tämä teos | Lue muiden arvostelut...

22.00 €

Thornton Phil: Transformation

 Lisää ostoskoriin

thornton phil, ,

Phil Thornton's music has been described as 'visionary – bending the boundaries of listening experience with his intriguing sounds and beautiful melodies'. Transformation stands out as a mystical and entrancing musical experience, alive with seductive tones and magical moods. Evocative and deeply inspiring, there are passages of lively rhythm, as well as transcendental beauty and celebration.

Performed on 6 and 12 string guitars, recorders, piano and keyboards, this is an instrumental masterpiece of great beauty and transformative impact.

Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul.
– PLATO

Arvostele itse tämä teos