Release Date: April 2012
Format: CD
Publisher: Real Music
ISBN: 046286450825

Nestled away in England's New Forest National Park, composer Amberfern looks to the trees to guide him in creating beautiful, haunting music that captures the essence of the natural world. With his second release for Real Music, DISTANT HORIZONS - MEDITERRANEAN, the artist travels beyond the borders of his local greenery to the aquamarine grandeur of the coasts of Europe.

The warm strumming of the Spanish guitar lies at the heart of this recording, while Turkish ney flute, tambourines, oud and djembe give the music a shimmering Arabian flair. Throw in some piano, wooden flute, fretless bass and synthesizers and you have an album that effectively captures many of the musical tones and colors that intersect at this crossroads between continents. Above all, Amberfern keeps the musical environment gentle and pleasant, allowing for serene, slightly exotic ambiance that is useful for relaxation and healing practices.

About the Author
Amberfern is a composer of meditative healing music and lives and works in the heart of England?s New Forest National Park. He has spent over thirty years in the music industry. In addition to composing and production, he has taught music widely and founded a significant international music organization that has won major business awards. He is also author of several music books and some 200 magazine articles, has a degree in cultural studies and is currently completing a PhD. The artist name Amberfern comes from the ferns that grow throughout the nearby ancient forest woodlands, and in the autumn turn a golden amber colour.

Music has always been an encompassing passion, and Amberfern has been a full-time professional musician since 1978. He originally commenced his recording career writing and producing music beds for television commercials in the early 1980s. He plays and composes for an increasingly wide variety of instruments including assorted types of guitars, basses, piano, keyboards, synthesizers, drums, percussion, ethnic flute and hang drum, together with a growing number of unusual and evocative world instruments.

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