“A Metaphysical Soundscape that transcends Earthly boundaries”
From the Musician:
I am so proud to bring you this latest instrumental CD. It gave me such joy to create and work along side my invisible musical friends for this album. Each and everyday I was overwhelmed with waves of what I can only describe as ‘ethereal spirit energy’ that seemed to ‘play’ right through. The same energies manifest themselves as I played and later recorded each beautiful track.
Never being formally trained with instruments or even the piano, I was so amazed at the finished product. I had no idea I could accomplish such an awesome piece of work. I truly channeled the Music from some other realm as I honestly don’t play the piano and other instruments well. Of the instruments I used, such as the Harp and Flute, I relied heavily on my professional digital piano and Korg music synthesizer to make each song real and full of spirit.
I swear that my instruments and synthesizer have to be possessed with some beautiful musical spirit, because the finished product just amazed me and hopefully will amaze you as well!
From the Music Producers National review 11/07:
Marc Peterson brings you an ambient sounding, all instrumental approach to what he calls his ‘spirit music’. We would say that it is a more ambient style, flowing style of music, that doesn’t seem very ‘New Age’ like at all. We would say it is a cross between the Instrumental Ambient category and the New Age category. These albums songs include sounds from piano, harp, flute, French horn and soft guitar rifts. Add these sounds layered on top of synthesized sound waves, and you have Peterson’s work summed up.
Petersons lack of formal musical training on the piano or synthesizer doesn’t seem to raise any eyebrows while one listens to the albums flowing sounds that converge eloquently together. Just as if he recorded it professionally. When one realizes he actually played and recorded the entire album in his spare bedroom / home studio, one can only look forward to his next project!
Peterson said he named this album ‘Earthly Light’ because he feels that the Earth is alive with spirit energy. While we are unsure of Peterson’s spiritual views and beliefs, one thing is certain, the ‘energy’ he speaks of comes through loud and clear to any listener who is lucky enough to hear.
In summary, several Review Team members took Peterson’s work home and a few did not want to return the demos.