MP3 Clarelynn Rose - Elegant Tern
Zen guitar at its best, elegant and enchanting. "Listeners who yearn for the Windham Hill days of solo guitar will want to check out this CD -- reflections of Will Ackerman and Alex de Grassi abound." --Acoustic Guitar Magazine, June 2003
11 MP3 Songs
NEW AGE: Celtic New Age, FOLK: Gentle
Need a quick pick-me-up for your spirits? A little nourishment for your soul? Some simple companionship? This album is your prescription, whether you''re studying, cooking, reading, or just day-dreaming.
Influences of the natural world are evident in tracks like Sunshower and the graceful title track, Elegant Tern. Rose''s Buddhist roots shine in the Song of Putuo Mountain and the pensive Sound of Thunderclouds.
"The equal of any other acoustic guitarist in this field currently recording...Alex de Grassi is an apt comparison," write one Minnesota radio DJ about Rose, from California''s redwood country.
"There is just something about the way she plays, ...the way she touches the strings which is strongly feminine. I''m not sure I''ve ever heard this from any other female artist...This attribute is one of the things which really makes the album stand out... a fresh, original, approach. It runs away from the average acoustic guitar album...conveying a wealth of warm (and) true emotions. "
"Clarelynn''s music soars to great heights of technical and emotional excellence. From the drone-like Celtic feel of the title song, with its series of extremely interesting rhythmic variations, to the beautiful sustained harmonics of "Pacific," this is a guitarist''s CD that will be equally enjoyable to the non-player as well."
"I named it as one of my favorite recordings of 2002. The entire album resonates with gentility, emotion, and grace. Clarelynn Rose displays an abundance of technique yet never calls attention to it with showiness or ostentatious fireworks."
--Bill Binkelman, KFAI Radio, Minnesota