Music

Celestial Voices

Sound Garden

JSL
2005

  1. Lunar Halo
  2. Distant Star
  3. Earthshine
  4. The Winter Sky
  5. Ursa Minor
  6. Celestial View
  7. Bright Capella
  8. F Minor
  9. Meditations
  10. Dobranotz
  11. Sonic Reflections
  12. Bass Space
  13. Wonderous Light
  14. Over The Horizon

"Voices Together" Vocal Ensemble: Judi Silvano - Director, Arranger, Voice & Flute Kyoko Kitamura - Voice Marlena Primavera - Voice

This is music for “healing, meditation and massage”. The musical equivalent of candles, soft and scented. Ambient sound meant to soothe, not arouse. It sounds like the elven music of the Lord of the Rings movies. It is also impeccably done.

On “Celestial Voices” Silvano blends her voice with those of Kyoko Kitamura and Marlena Primavera into spacious choral settings that evoke ancient traditions of chant that span from medieval convents to Tibetan monasteries, very otherworldly world music.
Silvano overlaps slowly evolving melodic lines, letting the upper partials ring and rub together.

Sometimes the endings surprise — I expected many of the songs to float for eternity. The two tracks “Ursa Minor” and “Dobranotz” feature prominent flute, Silvano playing those full-toned passages.

If you plan to follow a more mellow path, this “vocal soundscape” CD would prove a very useful guide.

— David DuPont, One Final Note