Review of album Best of Diane Arkenstone

Album: The best of Diane Arkenstone

Artist: Diane Arkenstone

Producers: EverSound

Time: 73:40

This album was the second of the set sent by Diane to team 2INDYA. We are once again delighted to write about this album and convey our gratitude towards Diane for letting us plug to such a wonderful music.

Diane Arkenstone

The songs contained in this album are taken from 14 albums of Diane. There are total 16 tracks in it and all of them are worth listening repeatedly.

The very first one, the secret garden, opens like a petal of a flower that is ready to spread its fragrance when it blooms completely. With light percussions, it moves slowly and softly.

Under the blue sky, the next track in the album, has guitars, fast percussion beats and chorus to provide the tempo. Diane’s voice provides a refreshing gust to it.

The mood quickly moves to avalon, where violin and piano takes the center-stage. After some percussive moments, a slow walk is on its way.

Rhythm of the forest, as clear from the name, is replete with voices of sylvan kingdom while the guitars sometimes goes close to the song “Hotel California” of another sylvan creatures “Eagles”! A lovely piece, indeed!

The nest one renders a Sanskrit Mantra—Om Shanti, which prays for peace to prevail. Set in melodious sounds of guitar, the piece carries the vocal prayers through various acoustic modes.

Thus, the album moves forward with a variety of moods and soundscapes—I would compare the album with a sea of music where 14 tiny streams of Diane’s merged to provide various tastes at one place.

Names of the pieces/tracks:

Track Album
The secret garden The healing spirit
Under the blue sky Jewel in the sun
Avalon Avalon, a Celtic legend
Rhythm of the forest Spirits of the rainforest
Om shanti New Release
River of creation The grand circle
Voice of the sea Aquaria, a liquid blue trancescape
The hills at sunset Reflections from the wine country
All is bright New Release
Canyon dreams Spirit of the canyon
Freedom of movement Trance world
Across the sands of time Echoes of Egypt
Kiva ceremony The spirit of Mesa Verde
Precious waters Ancient voices
The river winds through the night African skies
The grey heavens Middle earth

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