Gandalf – Erdenklang & Sternentanz (Earthsong & Stardance)

Gandalf - Erdenklang & Sternentanz (Earthsong & Stardance)
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Gandalf – Erdenklang & Sternentanz (Earthsong & Stardance)
CD, Prudence, 2011


“Erdenklang & Sternentanz”, which comes in a beautiful 8-panel digipack, is a special project which celebrates Gandalf’s 30th anniversary as a stage performer.

It actually contains the “life-symphony” music Gandalf performed with the Austrian Corso Orchestra, which at first glance makes one think of the “Symphonic Landscapes” album, although it turns out to be different.

The orchestral work, “a symphony for the third millenium”, is filled to the brim with lyrical and sweeping passages, airing an overall introspective, relaxed but strong emotional array of spheres.
In addition, multi-instumentalist Gandalf also incorporated some Sanskrit choir arrangements in the complex work of art. This further expands and deepens the very soul and spirit of this major body of work, which is meant as a tribute to the universe, to the miracle of all life and being.

The 15 tracks on the neo-classical album turn out to be full grown and contemporary, but also smooth. Next to an honest sense of grace and fulfillment, some upfront new age currents and streams surface in Gandalf’s music of a lifetime.

“Erdenklang & Sternentanz” is also the title of Gandalf´s autobiographic book, based on his diaries from more than three decades, released at the same time as the cd.

Website: www.gandalf.at

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