Enya – The many voices of a New Age

July 4, 2011 by  
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It’s hard to listen to any of Enya’s songs and forget about them. When “Orinoco Flow” from the album Watermark was released in 1988, it was an instant success because it was unlike anything we had ever heard. Enya’s clear and steady, yet also slightly haunting voice immediately appealed to the world and made us want more. With the song “Cursum Perficio”, Enya not only made us listen to a song completely sung in Latin, but also brave the lyrics so we could sing along.


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Enjoy the Best New Age Music

December 24, 2009 by  
Filed under Ambient Music, New Age Music

What comes to mind when you consider New Age artists?  Let me tell you that its probably not what you might have heard 10-20 years ago!  These days, “new age” can include several other music genres that are exciting, inspiring and make you want to dance!   Ambient music, world music, alternative music and much more, are often mistakenly grouped together, even though they all have a unique sound.  Type in any one of the phrases into Google, and you’ll likely find all of these sounds.

With New Age radio stations and music online, it is easy and convenient to enjoy the best New Age music…. even if you might call it something other than New Age!

A New Age is Dawning (image from fdecomite on Flickr)

A New Age is Dawning (image from fdecomite on Flickr)

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Chilling with Ambient New Age Music

November 11, 2009 by  
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Sometimes, I wonder if “New Age” has passed its prime, and we should just refer to the genre as ambient or new world.  But, then I think that new age music still holds special qualities that should be celebrated and honored.  Even though there may be some preconceptions with the term “New Age,” the style has evolved quite a bit since the 1960s when it first emerged on the scene.

To recognize the maturity of this genre and honor its roots,  I believe that “ambient new age music” accurately describes today’s sounds.  Yes, you’ll still hear experimental sounds and textures featuring synthesizers, acoustic and electric instruments.  But listening to this music is not the same as it was 30 or 40 years ago.

Chilling with Ambient New Age Music

Chilling with Ambient New Age Music (image from Just a Temporary Measure on Flickr)

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New Age Music and Meditation

January 28, 2009 by  
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New Age Music Female Singer Marcome

New Age Music Female Singer Marcome

One of the most popular uses for new age music is meditation.  Through relaxing melodies, poetic lyrics, and hypnotic rhythms, popular new age music groups provide a background for opening the mind and heart to the greatest mysteries in the universe.

Most of the people making and selling new age music have a passionate dedication to the spiritual advancement of our planet.  They understand that we have reached an important point in human evolution where our individual and collective spirit is pushing forward past purely instinctual and primal needs toward an existence based in higher frequencies of vibration and light.

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The Evolution Of New Age Music

January 17, 2009 by  
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Evolution of spiritually acoustic electronic to New Age Music to…

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Are the stars aligned for a New Age Music revival? Something weird struck me over the holidays as this year came to a close…While looking at the current top selling albums listing, I wondered what was going on, what year was I presently in and going to? Sarah Brightman, Enya and Loreena McKennitt. Hmm… Yes! are the stars aligned for a New Age music revival? Or is there a connection to a New World music invasion? Read more