David Swendig | The Sands of Time

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The Sands of Time

by David Swendig

Fasten your seat belts, put your goggles on and travel back in time to the Land of the Pharaohs with this powerful, mystical and mysterious music composed to give you a visual image of the life and times of the Ancient Egyptians.
Genre: World: Middle East Contemporary
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1. Time Eternal
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2. The Sands of Time Overture
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3. The Sands of Time
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4. Genie Trek
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5. The Carpet Ride
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6. Tut's Strut
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7. Pharaoh's Victory Parade
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8. Tears of Nefertiti
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9. Ascending to the Gods
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10. Pharaoh's Ghost
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11. The Oasis
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12. Time Forever Passing
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Date: 4/9/05
WOW!! i am totally blown away by the majesty and grandeur of this CD!!I feel like I have been transported back into that mystical period of time. It is so POWERFUL, hypnotic and just plain ole incredible! Kudos to you David! You have done a masterful job in creating this musical tribute to the Egyptian time period. God has truly gifted you with
musical ability and I am happy to be able to share (by listening) the power that has been presented to you. Thank you so much for sharing such beauty! I have played this CD non-stop at work since receiving it in Friday's mail. I am not a "New Age" listener per se but your talented endeavors have truly captured my soul! I can honestly say that I love every single track. Thanks once again for the pleasure I am
receiving from listening to this "magical and magnificent" CD. From Patty Rodriguez

Sent: 4/8/05
Subject: Sands of Time
Hi, David!
I just got the "Sands of Time" CD that you sent and I absolutely LOVE IT!!!
It is totally awesome! That is definitely my kind of music....Thank you so much for sending it to me. I will recommend it to everyone I know.
Good luck to you!
Lynn and Justin

Hi Dave-
I found your cd exotic, exhilirating and scary in spots. It's the sort of music that makes your imagination go wild!!! I liked it and I think it would be great to meditate to. I can't wait for your next cd.
Amie Heath

November 1,2007
From: Ibellydance
David: You have unparalleled talent. Your album is awe-inspiring.
Fabulous... Marvelous... and Superb. Can I say more?

November 18, 2015
From: Jason Blume-Award winning songwriter with more than 50,000,000 album sales and has had singles on Billboard’s Pop, Country, and R&B charts.
Dear David,
I'm writing to let you know that I have listened to your CD and I want to commend you for doing excellent work. FYI, I've contacted less than 10% of the writers/artists whose work I have listened to. I know the music business can a tough one to navigate and I wanted to give you some encouragement and let you know that you are talented-and on track. I'm wishing you well deserved success on your musical journey. Best Regards, Jason Blume

David Swendig
A Short Biography
I'm a songwriter and a producer of my own music. I've been playing piano for 47 years and electronic keyboards and synthesizers since 1975. I played in the rock bands for 20 years gaining experience in songwriting, creative keyboard and sound effects applications. In every band that I played in I composed short intros to some of the songs that we had written. This developed into my writing of longer intros and then eventually keyboard solos that were included into the sets that our bands would play. Even though I very much enjoyed playing with the bands, I had to quit them because of the instability and the unreliability of other musicians. Therefore, in 1995, I chose to go solo with my musical career.
In 2001 I purchased a state-of the-art Digital Audio Workstation. With this DAW, all my keyboards and sound modules, I was able to write, critique, and rewrite musical compositions at my leisure without having to pay for expensive studio time. And so came the development of my first album, "The Sands of Time." It was tough making this album only because I like to play many different styles of music and I had to stick to my guns to finish it before I could move on and do other music.
I love to study and learn about history. I've always been fascinated in the ancient Egyptians and the mysteries that come with their civilization since I first learned about them as a little boy of five. With the creation of "The Sands of Time" album I've finally been able to portray my imaginary thoughts of this ancient world through music.
I've already had public performances and radio airplay with the songs on this album and have gotten some great responses from it. I plan to continue pursuing more radio airplay locally, across the country and other countries throughout the world.
Some of my other musical career goals are to get my music put into the film, television and radio industries. I really like writing music that can take your mind and heart places. I love good toe-tapping rhythms along with tranquil and mellow music. I also plan on writing and recording piano solo music, some new world beat tunes, some sci-fi movie soundtracking, and a very scary Halloween album that I've been working on for years now. I can't wait to get all this music out of me! It just keeps flowing from my head like a spring that won't quit.
As far as my solo career is concerned, I'm just getting started. There are many more albums to come and many more genres to play. My spiritial goal is to get as much beautiful, new and different music that I can create to the people of the world for as long as I live; with the help of God.


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Charmane Vaianisi

There are some journeys for which there are no tickets. When someone returns from one of these, the rest of us can only pray the voyager is a good storyteller; the more skill the storyteller has, the more vivid, the more real, and the better shared the experiences will be. David has taken one of those once-in-only-one-person's-lifetime-journeys and has told and recorded the story in the language of music--with flawless skill. It's a journey across the veils of dream and time. Wonderful...(as in "full of wonders")...

Franklin Smith

I got sand in my eyes from this CD!
This Cd is a mind blowing experience!! I could almost see Belly Dancers,Camels and Heat Waves shimmering like water on the Sand. In fact,the hot wind blew sand in my eyes!! I love it!!!!


A magical, mystical music cd! Really lovely!
Thank you for a great music journey :-)
It truly is a magic carpet ride! heeeeeee!

Fern Woods

This has become No. 1 in our collection for my 88 yr old mother.
We live on an isolated coast of British Columbia, Canada. My mother, 88, is loosing her eyesight so her hearing is becoming her window to the world. This CD is so rich, so demonstrative,and it will reverberate throughout our country home for the rest of our lives. Thank you so much.

Brandy Rose

Hypnotic, the music just engulfs your senses. Magical
Thank you for taking the time to create and share this magical, hypnotic music. It's sensual undertones are superb. What a treasure!

Jill Collins

This is one of the best CD's that I have ever owned...It is mindblowing...I had never heard of david swendig and I only bought this album after listening to samples on CD Baby...I have not stopped playing it since...


A really surprising CD. Sometimes serious and sometimes it just makes me laugh. I don't know why, it just does. But yeah, some times are serious and some times do make you laugh. This is 'different' music and not too expensive, so just have a try! You might be surprised!

WD Jackson

A masterpiece of synthesized virtual experience--space music transported to Arabia. Beautiful, tho I hate jihadists and all their reactionary culture. Wish there another album or 2 by this artist.

Wendy Collings

Nicely crafted
A real mood album ... starts like a movie soundtrack, gradually builds up to the Tut's Strut highlight (fun, funky eastern rock), then slides back to the atmosphere of endless desert spaces.


My Favorites are Tut's Strut and Pharaoh's Victory Parade.
My favorites this week are Tut's Strut and Pharaoh's Victory parade. This album is wonderful for daydreaming. I am already finding other cuts I think are wonderful. Like Carpet Ride and Genie Trek.
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