Scott Long | Reaching Calm

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Reaching Calm

by Scott Long

Down to mid-tempo instrumental compositions featuring piano, subtle guitar and lavish chord and string arrangements, floating above smooth drum and percussion back-beats; "soul-expanding, uplifting, mysterious."
Genre: New Age: Contemporary Instrumental
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1. Leaving the Familiar
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2. What the Years Have Left Behind
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3. Memories of Comfort
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4. Becoming the Hunted
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5. Angel Tongue
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6. The Soul Lets Go
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7. The Existence of Love
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8. I Drift Away
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9. The Dream of Us Flying
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Scott Long was born in 1971 and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. In that city known for its unique culture and musical diversity, the musically inclined found it hard not to want to someday perform in the place where so many great musicians gathered. Whether it be in the local clubs or on the street corners and at any time of day or night, music was a way of life, the backbone of a culture. If nothing else, growing up in that environment inspired Scott to learn to play the piano at an early age. His ability, which came so natural, sparked his interest in the creation of sound and composition. There began the journey.

Scott began writing and performing every chance that he could and everyone around him knew that music was where his passion lay. Never being satisfied to just create without expanding, his interest furthered to include electronic instruments and experimental music. In his early teens an independent record label published his songs and from that experience on the pursuit was never ending.

Scott learned to play a variety of instruments, learned to mix and engineer, and learned to follow the instinctual current that always flows within. For years following his initial release, he became involved in studio work, recording, producing and performing as a hired musician. By the age of 24 he began to want once again to focus on his own music. Two years later he released a CD that featured his singing and songwriting ability.

At that time he also began to play the club scene as a solo artist, blending a mixture of pop, dance, and ambient vocal and instrumental music. As each performance progressed he began to realize his growing interest in writing instrumental compositions. As he began to investigate this style of music and its ability to transcend all languages and cultural boundaries, his own songwriting began to take on a different characteristic, one that would remain until this day. In 2002 he released a CD containing a selection of his instrumental compositions as a promotion to radio stations and received great feedback and airplay. Within weeks "Leaving The Familiar" was climbing up the National New Age Charts.

The following months proved to be a time of living up to the expectations of a soul that longed to live what the music was calling out for: A new experience and a true Leaving of the Familiar." He decided it was time to make a change that would prove to be a wonderful and spiritually expanding experience, so he left the place that he had called home for all of his existence and moved over a thousand miles away to begin a new journey. He chose the New Jersey/ New York area for many reasons, some personal, some professional, but all in the pursuit of learning more about himself, his strengths and weaknesses, and to really push his ability to continue to grow spiritually, musically, and mentally.

Of this change Scott has said, "All in all it has proven to be the right choice. Every decision and experience that I make and have, in so many ways creates the music that I compose, and will continue to do so until I am no longer of this flesh. My main goal is to create music that in some way can reach beneath the surface and cradle ones soul in a tide of sound that washes over each person in the way that each individual that listens needs it to." And so it does. Scott's music has been described by some as "soul-expanding, uplifting and yet haunting in so many subtle ways." It takes you on a journey inward. For some it's unfamiliar territory, for others it's that place where the soul can take time out to breathe.


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SPQV

Excellent Creation, Wonderful REAL music quality.
Leaving the Familiar is a wonderful opening track and set the mood perfectly, and ends with one of my all-time favorite songs; The dream of us flying. The CD conveys a richness and creativity that makes you want more from this artist. Excellent work Scott.

Curt

Leaving the familiar lets you explore something familiar - your soul
I found that Leaving the Familiar CD lets one search their soul. The songs quiet you and let you listen to your soul, which is something we should all try to do more often. I think the songs come from a deeply personal place, which is why you seem to naturally listen to that place deep within. The arrangements are excellent. The only downside to Leaving the Familiar (if this is a downside): it ends.

KAMAL IBRAHIM

SCINTILLATING,
I couldnt believe that this was a creation of a mind born in last three decades. To have such mind, you've had to be around for a little while than that, unless of course; you are Scott Long. The depth of this music is just unrealistic. The Drum hums and soars your senses to unimaginable places. It is orgasmic in virtual motion. Simply put, out of this World. Scott, thank you.

Rowland Bercy

From within...
I've got to admit, I was a bit apprehensive about writing this review for fear of not being able to express to you just how wonderful and beautiful this CD really is. I've known Scott for quite some time and know that all his music comes from within. He writes from his heart and that is what makes his music special. Who he is comes across in what he writes so how can his music not be beautiful? Turn off the lights, light some candles and I promise his music will take you on a journey you’ll not want to return from.

Peace for the Peace Officer

Completely tranquil
This is art embodied in music. I embark on a journey to tranquility and peaceful thoughts. In a chaotic and dangerous environment that I attempt to make a better place daily. It is the beginning of my decompression to lucidity at the end of my tour of duty. With my most sincere appreciation for an Artist with a divine blessing.

Levi

Spiritually transcending
This richly layered CD was given to me as a gift and a wonderful gift it was. I say layered, as it is so musically, but also in the sense that it takes you on a transcendant journey away from where you are, and if you let it, provides an emotional experience that is weightless, warm and centering... I'll be listening to this CD often!

Nate

This CD is a Magical Masterpiece
With such rich musical quality, this CD brought back images from my childhood, and then took me to places beyond my minds sight. The natural sound and the clarity made me wonder if I had transcended into a magical rainforest. The sound and energy and emotions that the music provokes is just 1 word - AMAZING!

Brendon

Very
Leaving the Familiar is allows on to seek out the peaceful places that lie within us. It lets you actually paint the picture of those peaceful places. Yes, Leaving the Familiar has a very cinematic quality, indeed. The arrangements of Leaving the Familiar, Angel Tongue, and Dream of Us Flying send you soaring, and Becoming the Hunted brings you back down to earth so you can turn you ears inward. Yes, Leaving the Familiar has a very cinematic quality, indeed. I very highly recommend this CD.

Darrell

Incredible!!
Reaching Calm simply leaves a huge artistic impression on the listener. The songs take you to a place where thoughts & emotions flow freely. Also a must have for a romantic evening. Scott, you are an incredible talent! Looking forward to the next one.......

JUSTUS

ALL ABOARD
These songs are a brief glimpse into the expansive mind of a sleeping giant of the music world. It's not everyday that you find this type of music which has the ability to take you places you've never been and show you things you will never be able to see (with your eyes) much less explain. The World is notorious for failing to recognize its geniuses. How fortunate for the priviledged few who've come here, taken the ride, and recognized a budding star.

Never lose the vision Scotty