Troika – Shaman


Release data: Troika – Shaman CD, Enso Records, 2000 Subtitled as the “mystical, powerful world of spirit healers”, “Shaman” sets out on a 47-minute harmonic journey. This time, David Arkenstone offers no smooth synthesizer orchestration anymore but an assortment of native/shamanic rhythms, chants and native flutes with just a slight breeze of melodic synthesizer to accompany them. It makes for an overall soft and sweet…

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Troika – Faeries


Release data: Troika – Faeries CD, Enso Records, 1999 “Faeries” welcomes the listener in a dreamy, pastel-coloured world of New Age mood music evoking a realm of magic and enchantment. David Arkenstone and co. have created another album of overtly soothing, romantic and relaxing musings where Gaelic, Native-American, Japanese and Indian flavours fly by. The joyful, uplifting and sweet all gently ride the subtle percussion-infused…

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Troika – Troika II Dream Palace


Release data: Troika – Troika II Dream Palace CD, Enso Records, 1997 The fantasy/fairytale and dreamy instrumental music known from Troika’s fine debut album “Goddess” sees a nice continuation on David Arkenstone & companion’s second effort “Dream Palace”. Form and structure are still kept simple, with bits of world music and slices of drama noticeable during the ride. The tranquil spheres passing by in the…

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Troika – Goddess


Release data: Troika – Goddess CD, Enso Records, 1996 At first glance, the visuals of Troika’s debut album already evoke a dreamy, fairy-tale like feeling, something also found in the beautiful art and design gracing the albums of e.g. Amethystium or the early albums of Gandalf. Sonically, Troika tells its own story in instrumental music in a most lyrical style and approach, using synthesizer-generated textures,…

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