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Extraordinary in its artistry, don't miss; Blue Landscapes III: Frontiers / Mainly Piano

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Blue Landscapes III: Frontiers is the third installment in a remarkable series of piano and flute albums by Robert Thies and Damjan Krajacic. Subtitled "Music from a Quieter Place," the mostly improvised music is intended to "quiet the mind and nurture the soul" and was "inspired by and grounded in love for Earth's beauty and all of her natural wonders." All fifteen tracks were performed with piano and flutes (a "regular" C flute and a bass flute) only. Some of the different (plucked, muted, looped, etc.) sounds were created with techniques that add an expressive variety to the beautiful sounds we expect from these instruments. All but two of the tracks on this album were improvised over a period of five days (two were previously composed - "Le Musicien" and "Goodbye"). What is especially remarkable is the way the music evolves so effortlessly with two musicians of such different backgrounds. That musical and emotional connection creates a unique kind of energy that peacefully flows throughout the album and connects directly with the listener.

Extraordinary in its artistry, Blue Landscapes III: Frontiers is available from Amazon, iTunes and RealMusic.com as well as many streaming sites. Don't miss it!

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