Friday, April 23, 2010

Intro: New Age Music

Friday, April 23, 2010


You may or may have not recognized this but I might as well give you a proper introduction to it now. So regarding with most of my post here, you might have noticed that some are classical music, some are instrumental version of some songs, and also soundtracks of some movies, series, & anime that I have love and watched before but some also are music from various new & old artists we have now in our generation. They may play the classic tunes of Mozart, Chopin, Schubert but this people have their own music too that now we fairly know as New Age Music.

So what is New Age Music? Well, if your knowledge about music was only mediocre like mine before (ahem...lol), well, you'll probably wouldn't really know what it is…you might get the first impression that it was like something from Classical, but hey it's not! I get that impression also at first but upon indulging myself more to this new world of music and also had done some research, I'm quite fond now with the difference…

Based on wikipedia, "New Age music is music of various styles intended to create artistic inspirationrelaxation, and optimism. It has chants and this mystery to the tone. It is used by listeners for yogamassagemeditation, and reading as a method of stress management or to create a peaceful atmosphere in their home or other environments, and is often associated with environmentalism and New Age Sprirituality". I personally agree with the inspiring and relaxing part of it because that is what I have really love about this genre. So in other words, the music itself doesn't really focuses only on the classic musical instruments but also electronic variations, music system modifications but also the use of traditional musical instruments can be used for the production of this new kind of music.

It's quite obvious that these New genre speaks for itself because music in this time are not categorized anymore as classical but the new age form of music. For me, the very first New Age artist I know was Yiruma, I was in love with his Kiss the Rain, 27 May, & Chaccone, followed then by Tor + Saksit Vejsupaporn, Yuki Kajiura, Yuriko Nakamura, Acoustic Café, Ryu and many more artist that I hope to know more about. This is a very exciting thing for me to discover now so I hope you'll enjoy my future post from now on (^_________^).

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