This is the 6th and latest work from the internationally acclaimed Michael& Mead duo, best known for their romantic harp and flute music. Retaining the lush melodic qualities for which they are known, their latest CD playfully delves into a passionate, sensuous, almost mystical realm. Cinematic in its scope, David gracefully intertwines the haunting viola-da-gamba and gypsyesque bouzouki with the lyrical voice of the Celtic harp. Randy's emotionally laced piano compositions support his mastery of numerous wind instruments. The sonic landscapes created here will sweep you through the continents and centuries.A generous 67 minutes long!
Cinematic World Fusion Music - Featuring the lyrical voice of the Celtic harp. Other musicians include Joe Breskin and Marco Zonka. Magic Carpet is the 6th duo album from Michael and Mead. This Northwest production is smooth and easy, great background music. It's easy to see why the harp has become the instrument of healing. As for the variety of tunes: the mix is wide and deep, artistically done. The other instruments, viola-da-gamba, bouzouki, piano, flute, sax, panflute, recorder, synthesizer, guitar, bass and percussion weave in and out of the selections, keeping the music fresh and clean. "Magic Carpet", the title tune, would be great background music for a massage. You'd want to move through all sorts of "stuff" in a gentle way. It has a Midddle-Eastern feeling that mentally carries the listener over "Purple Mountains," "Dark Waters" and the other areas used as titles on this hour plus long CD. Great to put on before you go to sleep to see where your dreams take you. --Barbara Metcalf, Victory Review