The opening song, “Global Blending” starts with a subtle synth pad and an emerging sound of a crowd which blend into a rush of water and a piano emerges, then a mid-tempo drum and bass, and the spoken verses lead to a sung chorus: “Global blending, not one way, bamboos bending,

touching the stream of life.” A celebration of the good relations people are having worldwide.

Then "The Lie” starts with the ominous “He lied, then she joined in, and then she lied, and that made ten, because they’d lied...where did this thing begin?” This is as close as I get to rap, with a thumbnail sketch of our darker history, with a vision of a better future. It’s not Tupac, or Pitbull,

or Eminem, but it’s my variation of rap.

Next the unexpected sound of acoustic guitar and harmonica, a la Neil Young or Dylan on “We’re All on this Ship Together”. My grandfather used to play a mandolin with a harmonica holder holding his only harmonica. So it’s in my blood.

After a spoken piece with an orchestral background about the mystery of being here on this planet, “The Map” is hard to categorize, with it’s sliding synth base and very rock drum and clean lead guitar lines.

A comic look at a mother putting up with her dreamer of a son in “I Told My Mother”.

After a brief instrumental interlude with sax and synth, “All the Truth (That’s ever Been )"

seems a bit presumptuous , but when you get to the last two lines, you may agree.

Though I’m not a believer in re-incarnation, I have to wonder about how quickly and exactly

“This Time” came to me. Let’s say I’ve got an open mind.

“I’ve Found Another Way” has an sweet electric guitar sound I love and a lyric about ...well, the title.

Final song, with simply voice and piano, free and slow, “Dreaming Of A Future Time”, which

is echoed in some of the songs preceding it, such as in “The Lie” : “Got to be a vision, of a world not a prison...got to be a vision, of feeling free, being free...” .

Hope you find something you connect with.

new visions

21st Century music

nature - human and otherwise

pondering universal energy as it appears through musical instruments

the strength of beauty

the boredom of brutality

the creating dance of love

I now have the new music player on the home page and you can hear complete songs from all the albums and singles. Just click on the CD covers to bring up the song lists.

Also check out the video page as I have added many live in studio vocal videos as well as nature videos for the instrumental songs.

'Global Blending' is getting thousands of listens on Spotify and is fortunately creating downloads. Thanks a lot!

My most recent album is "Quiet Times". An instrumental collection in the style of "Moonlight On Water" and Dreams of Sedona", Give it a listen.

And definitely check out the video "Storm Coming" on the video page. I've been doing a lot of time lapse photography this year and this has some breathtaking images of the monsoon season here in Sedona AZ.

 

where to purchase the music

Aside from the link in the music player below to CDBaby.com where you can purchase CD or download, you can also buy either CD or download from

Amazon.com.

And download only from:

iTunes

Spotify - Napster - Rhapsody - EMusic - MediaNet

and many others. Check your favorite site!

   

A feeling for music

I don't know whether I spoke first or sang first as a little boy. My earliest memories have a soundtrack. I wrote my first songs before I could play an instrument.

When I started playing piano, then guitar, I wanted, more than learning note for note the songs I'd loved, to create what I'd never heard before.

Certainly many songs come out sounding like one genre or another, but many also didn't fit neatly into any category. I called my first label "No Categories", but decided I didn't want to have my label say "no".

Now it's "Futurewave", but in the present, whenever I pick up a guitar or sit at the keyboard, the wonder and mystery of where music comes from is always there.

And it's always fresh. Reaching onto the future.

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