David & Steve Gordon

Garden of Serenity, Vol. 3

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This is the third installment of David & Steve Gordon's GARDEN OF SERENITY series. Prolific purveyors of relaxation music, this outing approximates the music of another age. With a decidedly Elizabethan air, the Gordon's coax Baroque melodies from an array of synthesizers. "Sacred Grove" begins the disc with a song that immediately conjures a victorious processional of a King returning to his castle. "Spring of Dreams" is exquisitely arranged as celestial harmonies blend together. "Breath of Evening" has the sound of a purifying waterfall interlaced with strings and an ancient melody. Throughout the album, sounds of birds are laid in to create an increasing calm. GARDEN OF SERENITY is soothing and elegant, not to mention quite easily adaptable to a variety of contemplative endeavors.

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