In his career Art Tawanghar has accumulated many accolades and awards while touring around the world and performing in front of thousands of people. An official Grammy® voting artist Art has also appeared on the Billboard Charts, staking his claim to the #1 spot for many weeks! He has released his latest album which is entitled “Buddha Lounge” and once again it proves Tawanghar to be a musical mastermind. Little is known about him, other than the fact that he is the essence of versatility and brilliance, but he is very well known for his music in which he combines multi-cultural songs and a variety of instruments. He can, however, produce stunning pieces of music if he put his mind to it. And more often than not Tawanghar puts his mind to it, as he has done on “Buddha Lounge”!
To round off the introduction of the album, you should know that it includes 6 songs, but despite its short track list, you’ll find a lot more than you bargained right from the first listen. The opening track, “Distorted Time” sees Art Tawanghar collaborating with composer Ruth Weber in a track featuring an unusual duet for the Oboe and Duduk.
The Oboe is played by Emilia Lopez-Yañez, a graduate from Chapman University, while the song infuses world instruments from Turkey, Persia, and India and combines standard, jazz, pentatonic, and non-standard semi-tone scales.
“Inside Light” is another rich combination instruments and moods. The blend of dancing strings, intense percussion and sprawling keyboards form the perfect backing for the ethereal but soulful female vocals. This track further tells you that Tawanghar is full of original ideas and styles.
Look deeper, and you’ll find “Awakened Telomeres”, featuring Peter Sterling to be quite the relaxing track. Full of sublime percussion and the vibration of Sterling’s harp, this will mesmerize your senses for its duration. I simply cannot stress enough how good “Divinity Within” is. This song is epic in its own way, whether you are a fan of New Age or not. Imbued with a wall of layered stringed instrumentation this has a notable musical arrangement.
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“Beauty Within” plays within contrasts of varying tempo and timbre dynamics as it moves between melancholy and joy. This is another extract of Art Tawanghar’s emotional baggage which goes hand in hand with his technical mastery to form a combination of stirring sounds that saturate the mind and heart.
“Quantum Separation” almost sounds like a continuation of the emotional impact prepared on the previous track. Heavy and ominous the instrumental starts moodily before breaking out into an animated and enterprising climax.
Listening to the album “Buddha Lounge”, it quickly becomes clear that Art Tawanghar uses a very unique style of Chill and New Age, as he blends different kinds of music to create a fusion of sounds from all around the world. Here Tawanghar shows us the beauty of modern music by merging it with eloquent classic elements and structures.
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Author: Rick Jamm
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