The best new age instrumental music gives your ear something to latch on to while also serving to propel you into a relaxing, calm, even dreamy state. Some of the best of this type of music blends acoustic and electric/electronic sounds -- piano, violin and cello, flute, harp, acoustic guitar and percussion balanced with synthesizer, keyboards, electric guitar and bass. This is what you can expect to hear on the second album by Timothy Wenzel, A Coalescence of Dreams.
The album starts with piano playing, but soon that first tune (“Ice Wind”) erupts with electric guitar too. Tracks such as “Miles From Nowhere,” “A Walk in the Summer Woods,” “Oasis of Souls” and “Follow the River” all feature some fine flute playing. I heard harp on “The River Niger” and soaring violin on “We Walk Together.” All-in-all a nice balance of instrumentation tastefully spread throughout the record.
The dozen tunes on this album have all the classic earmarks of the best-loved new age music. Take a listen and experience the wonder of these sounds.