Ronan Hardiman - Anthem (2000)
| FLAC+CUE | 385MB | New Age/Celtic/Vocal | DECCA Records | Covers |
"It's hard to stop listening to this CD...this is one of those musical collections that will not wear out easily. This music is richly textured and beautifully melodic.
Hardiman is definitely breaking through to new ground in creating beautiful and melodic, yet energetic and dynamic orchestrated pieces full with rich and skillful instrumentation combined with mystical sounding female vocals. Apparently Hardiman plays all the natural sounding and electronic instruments and percussion himself from his synth/keyboard set-up.
Somebody could call this collection a fairly good stress reliever, but it's too dynamic just for that. More importantly, I think Hardiman's work on this album Anthem is uplifting, elevating and even inspiring (or should I say inspired). Sort of like a walk in a forest after the rain." (Amazon)
Personnel includes: Ronan Hardiman (various instruments); Leslie Dowdall, Roison O'Reilly, Emily Lator (vocals).
02 That Place in Your Heart
03 Run Away
04 Ready for Life
07 Worlds Apart
08 Ancient Lands
09 Where Are You Now
10 Heaven (Waiting There for Me)