Enya
December
Mike Oldfield
Steve Roach

New Age

Born from an aesthetic that aims to induce a sense of inner calm, new age music emerged from the meditational and holistic fields. Generally, these are harmonious and nonthreatening albums that are allied with new age philosophies encouraging spiritual transcendence and physical healing. Some of these albums are artistically satisfying as well as therapeutic. Lesser musicians, however, often make ridiculous claims in the liner notes as to their ability to catapult listeners into advanced spiritual states through specially designed sonic vibrations and "immaculately conceived" musical ideas.

New Age Artists Highlights grid list

Enya
Enya
Mike Oldfield
Mike Oldfield
Steve Roach
Steve Roach
Steven Halpern
Steven Halpern
Yanni
Yanni
George Winston
George Winston
Michael Hedges
Michael Hedges
Kitaro
Kitaro
David Arkenstone
David Arkenstone
Will Ackerman
Will Ackerman
Ottmar Liebert
Ottmar Liebert
Andreas Vollenweider
Andreas Vollenweider
David Lanz
David Lanz
Jon Hassell
Jon Hassell
Vangelis
Vangelis
James Galway
James Galway
Tomita
Tomita
Shadowfax
Shadowfax
Jean-Michel Jarre
Jean-Michel Jarre
Mark Isham
Mark Isham
Paul Winter
Paul Winter
Christopher Franke
Christopher Franke
John Tesh
John Tesh
Jim Brickman
Jim Brickman
Mannheim Steamroller
Mannheim Steamroller
R. Carlos Nakai
R. Carlos Nakai
Liz Story
Liz Story
Acoustic Alchemy
Acoustic Alchemy
Stephan Micus
Stephan Micus
Peter Kater
Peter Kater
Penguin Cafe Orchestra
Penguin Cafe Orchestra
Danny Wright
Danny Wright
Michael Shrieve
Michael Shrieve
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook
Suzanne Ciani
Suzanne Ciani
Mychael Danna
Mychael Danna
Craig Chaquico
Craig Chaquico
Airto Moreira
Airto Moreira
Jan Garbarek
Jan Garbarek
Clannad
Clannad
Oregon
Oregon
Gipsy Kings
Gipsy Kings
Ali Farka Touré
Ali Farka Touré
Alan Stivell
Alan Stivell
Harold Budd
Harold Budd
Steven Curtis Chapman
Steven Curtis Chapman
Michael Brook
Michael Brook
Twila Paris
Twila Paris

New Age subgenres and styles