Sunday, March 23, 2014

CD Review – Twilight Serenade: Music for Dreaming, by Peter Sterling

Harp music is not something I normally gravitate towards. But when Peter Sterling is involved, I know I'm going to be in for something far more different than your standard harp music.

The Sedona, Arizona-based artist creates yet another captivating collection of celestial sounds and ethereal textures based around the dreamy tones of his electric harp, which here makes the case for being a lead instrument as compelling as the electric guitar or the piano.

In addition to his electric harp, Sterling embellishes his spacey and introspective original compositions with voice, keyboards, and percussion. Helping Sterling create his unique sonic signature are the talents of Dov on electric violin, Richard Hardy on silver and bamboo flutes, Fritz-Hugh Jenkins on electric and acoustic guitars, and Crystal Bliss on Alchemy crystal bowls.

Sterling couldn't have a better last name as it's an apt description of his music.

--Raj Manoharan

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