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anise star

by spicehouse

Anise Star shines brightly with a warm, ambient aura while still maintaining a cool edge of shamanistic mystery that lures the listener on a transcendent trek of aural exploration
Genre: Electronic: Ambient
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1. the inner journey
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2. city of the clouds
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3. blessings of the earth
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4. temple of the rising sun
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5. sky watcher
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6. a symphony of storms
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7. dante's theme
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8. temple of the setting sun
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9. pulsar
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10. the haunting
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11. black cloud canyon
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12. where have the feelings gone (bonus track)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Channeling the mystical symbolism of its Chinese namesake, SpiceHouse’s wholly instrumental album, Anise Star, is synthesized from a seemingly juxtaposed, yet surprisingly congruent set of influences both ancient and modern, interpreting ecclesiastical modes with modern electronics and intertwining synthesized and organic instrumentation to create sonic architecture that leads one down dark corridors into spaces of celestial light, taking you on a orchestral journey that one critic has described as "a 23rd century symphony playing at the end of the universe."

Containing three tracks - ''The Inner Journey,' 'A Symphony of Storms' and 'The Haunting' - originally commissioned for the film 'Bushinko,' as well as nine new compositions and bonus track 'Where Have the Feelings Gone,' Anise Star shines brightly with a warm, ambient aura while still maintaining a cool edge of shamanistic mystery that lures the listener on a transcendent trek of aural exploration, again and again.

SpiceHouse's Anise Star, with more than seventy minutes of music, showcases the band's instrumental, ambient side, as opposed with their album Tomorrow is the Answer, which focuses more on SpiceHouse's trip hop and vocal compositions. With more than seventy-two minutes of music, much of Anise Star is suitable for meditation, yoga, or simple relaxation.


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Ed Barbour

Good Stuff!!
I recently returned from a trip to the South American Rainforests. While I was there, I took along my mp3 player filled with various types of "atmospheric music". I put 9 songs from this CD in my player. The music I listened to the most was from Anise Star. Walking through a jungle at dawn with headphones on listening to songs like "The Inner Journey" and "Temple of the Rising Sun" with their tribal rythms really enhanced the experience to a very high level. Although this type music has been around quite a while, this CD has a nice freshness to it. So much so called ambient/new age music seems to be an overblown syruppy kind of sound, where this album has a nice transparent kind of three dimensional sound to it. Good Stuff!