Gary Reiner

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Between Green and Blue – Eclectic Musical Journey From David Helping

Between Green and Blue (1997) was David Helpling’s debut album on the Spotted Peccary Music indie label. The album is a rich mixture of original percussion samples, textural electric guitar and distinct keyboard melodies with rhythmic orchestrations – they’re all tastefully combined to define this superb work that ranges from driving and energetic passages to … Continue reading

Soothing Music From Bernward Koch

Flowing, released in 1989, was Bernward Koch’s first album – it was especially successful in the United States, as well as Asia, with the hit song, Ever Returning. Bernward Koch (born 1957) is a German composer, pianist and keyboardist. Additionally, he plays percussion, bass, and guitar. His music mainly evokes a soothing and calming style, … Continue reading

Sails Of Joy – Energetic Music From Govi

Sails of Joy is the opening cut on Guitar Odyssey, an upbeat, guitar-centered instrumental album from Govi. The album is a blend of guitars sweetened by South American pan pipes and sensual rhythms. Govi plays flamenco guitar, electric guitar, charango, keyboards and percussion on Guitar Odyssey. All the music is composed, arranged, and performed by … Continue reading

Keith Emerson With The Nice – Rocking Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique, Symphony No. 6 – 3rd Movement  On this selection from Elegy, Keith Emerson is at his best, rocking out on the Hammond organ. Elegy is a live album that was released in 1971. The recording features Keith Emerson with The Nice. Elegy has been called the best album by The Nice. The tunes showcase … Continue reading

Telescape 2 – Steady, Guitar-Driven Adventure with Buckethead

Escape to a steady, guitar-driven adventure with Buckethead Telescape 2, from the album Telescape (6 songs, 32 minutes). Background on Buckethead. Telescape 2 – from Telescape by Buckethead Telescape – full album by Buckethead ­

Lover’s Call – Blissful Santoor Music

Imaginations is a blissful, chillout, santoor-centered instrumental album from Tarun Bhattacharya. The song Lover’s Call stands out among the songs on the album as one of the most memorable – it’s a catchy, romantic tune, 6 1/2 minutes in length. The Indian santoor is a trapezoid-shaped, 100 string, hammered dulcimer, and a variation of the Iranian … Continue reading

Castles in the Air – Dreamy Music from Blonker

The Tree of Life is a wonderful, chillout, guitar-centered instrumental album from Blonker. The song Castles in the Air stands out among the songs on the album as one of the most memorable – it’s a catchy, dreamy creation from Blonker. The artist Dieter Geike, alone, is Blonker. A German composer and musician, he is skilled … Continue reading

Together We Will Conquer – Dreamy Chillout Music – Ryan Farish

Kickback and relax with Together We Will Conquer, from Ryan Farish.  The tune is one of 12 songs on Everlasting, an overall excellent instrumental album, presented in Farish’s trademark (and quite popular) dreamy chillout style. Ryan Farish is an American artist, composer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. Based in Los Angeles, California, Farish is known for his … Continue reading

Take An Odyssey To Greece With Yannis Karalis

Sit back and journey to Greece with Odyssey, an album of eclectic instrumental tunes from Yannis Karralis. The songs are full of passion, and range from driving percussion to gentle melodies. Originally recorded in 1999, Odyssey features 14 musicians playing a wide range of instruments, including: Shyi, Doudouk, Zourna, Tabla, Toumerleki, Bendir, Outi, Bouzouki, Tzoura, Banglama, … Continue reading

Keep Your Mobile Browsing Private With Google Fi VPN

What’s Google Fi? Google Fi (formerly Project Fi) is Google’s phone carrier, a service that piggybacks off Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Three’s cellular networks, and can automatically connect to more than two million Wi-Fi hotspots around the U.S. Google Fi also has connectivity in over 170 countries worldwide. What’s Google Fi VPN? Google has recently upgraded … Continue reading

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