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Songs Of The Alchemist

Aurah

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1
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オリジナル盤発売年
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2003
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CD

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All Music Guide Alex Henderson BARNES & NOBLE The term electronica has, in the '90s and 2000s, been used to describe a wide variety of electronic music; electronica could be anything from the most harsh and abrasive techno to something as hauntingly ethereal as Aurah's Songs of the Alchemist. This ambient disc is far from abrasive; Marc Dold and Judith Martin (who comprise the duo Aurah) show listeners how dreamy electronica can be. Dold and Martin wear different hats on this material, some of which features Martin on lead vocals and some of which is instrumental. In addition to singing, Martin provides synthesizers and flute; Dold, meanwhile, helps with the synthesizers and contributes acoustic guitar, bass, violin, and percussion. Some electronica experts might wonder whether a CD that uses so many acoustic instruments is really electronica -- if an album is only partly programmed instead of totally programmed, should it still be called electronica? In Aurah's case, yes. The synthesizers are quite prominent, and they are an integral part of the sound that Martin and Dold bring to ambient, atmospheric tunes like 'Dreams Come True' and 'I Can See.' Those are among the tracks that feature Martin on lead vocals; the instrumentals are equally noteworthy, and some of them incorporate elements of Spanish flamenco and North African music. Songs of the Alchemist was inspired by the work of Brazilian author Paulo Coelho, who is best-known for his book The Alchemist. But one doesn't have to be familiar with Coelho's writing to appreciate Aurah's CD. Regardless of how much one knows -- or doesn't know -- about Coelho's work, Songs of the Alchemist stands on it's own as an appealing example of electronica's calmer, more peaceful side. MUSICDISH.

COM By: Ben Ohmart Aurah has bridged whatever gap remained between pop and electronica music. Their laid back blend of lite melody and night charm have landed them at the top of the heap. You may've already heard their pieces on the top shows: Charmed, Felicity and Sex in the City. There's a reason. What do these shows have in common? The symbol sex and the sex symbol. Head straight for the rich FM easy listening sound of 'Sand Beneath My Feet' and you'll hear what happens when Manhattan Transfer and Spyro Gyra meet the healing dreams ofDean Evenson. Explaining the opening track, 'One Night,' Aurah says, 'Everything is possible at the beginning of a journey just like on a blank page. All we have to do is allow ourselves to be open and willing to experience what might happen if we let go.' Not repetitious Myst game looping music. Not swirling soundtracks filled with John Barry-inspired bland instrumentals. Often Aurah turns toward the sharp edge of progressive rock, as the 6 minute 'The Phoenix' shows judicially. Frankly, it is a brilliant album, inspired by the best-selling book The Alchemist by Brazilian author Paul Coelho. Judith Martin and Marc Dold are the players of this mostly instrumental CD. It is strictly wonderful, and for a change these two deserve all the success heaped upon them. Lavishly produced, it will take your breath away like mystic incense, and will turn your household into a sensual resting place. NEW WITCH MAGAZINE, Illinois May 2003 SONGS OF THE ALCHEMIST Sounds like a recipe for disaster, as far as I was concerned. An album of electronica about a book I've never heard of is not exactly the sort of thing that fills me with great optimism for it's excellence. Good thing I was wrong, huh? Aurah's Songs Of The Alchemist is a brilliant, beautiful voyage through music, spirituality and literature, and definitely worth checking out. Aurah is essentially a duet between Judith Martin and Marc Dold, who may not be household names, but you've probably heard their work. Dold is a record producer whose credits include Enya's 'Only Time'. Martin is a studio vocalist who has CDs to her own credit as well as having done vocal work on TV shows like 'Sex In The City.' Together, their alchemy produces Aurah, whose melodic work is head and shoulders above the morass of boring, repetitio

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  • 01. One Night
  • 02. Dreams Come True (Radio Mix)
  • 03. Bazaar
  • 04. Tangier
  • 05. Faraway
  • 06. Crazy
  • 07. Aceda
  • 08. Mayeyo
  • 09. Sactuary
  • 10. Sand Beneath My Feet
  • 11. The Phoenix
  • 12. The Traveler
  • 13. I Can See
  • 14. Aleph
  • 15. Dreams Come True
  • 16. One Night Reprise

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