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MP3 Angels and Astronauts - Dreaming the World

This highly listenable and varied instrumental CD is the perfect accompaniment to everything you do--driving, working, playing or just relaxing at the end of a busy day.

9 MP3 Songs

Angels and Astronauts is back! After a hiatus of several years, Michael Hodjera has returned with the biggest and most ambitious Angels and Astronauts project to date. To hear each composition on this CD complete visit https://www.tradebit.com by clicking the link below.

“Since the last Angels and Astronauts CD, ''Into the Wild,'' I got involved in recording a couple of pop projects as my alter-ego Alien Bliss,” says Michael Hodjera, the creator of the Angels and Astronauts series of CDs. “I’m currently in the process of getting these on the Alien Bliss website at https://www.tradebit.com. I invite you to check out ''Island Girl,'', the first of these new projects, at the Alien Bliss site. Additionally, in the interim I wrote two novels, The Return of the King: an Elvis novel and Bright Light City: an Elvis novel, both of which can be found at the usual places online or at a bookstore near you!

“I wrote and recorded the material here during the winter of this year. As I was working on the music for this project, something unexpected started to happen. What had started out as an instrumental CD began to evoke melodies and lyrics. I soon realized I was working on two CD projects simultaneously, one instrumental and one vocal. The instrumental CD was to become the new Angels and Astronauts CD, ''Dreaming the World.'' And the vocal project will appear later this year on the Alien Bliss web page at https://www.tradebit.com as Alien Bliss: ''Peace In Our Time.''

“I am excited to present to you the new Angels and Astronauts CD, ''Dreaming the World,'' the culmination of a particularly inspired and productive time for me. It’s been a while in coming, but I hope you will agree that it was worth the wait!

“As in the first Angels and Astronauts CD, ''Music For Relaxation and Inspiration,'' a broad, uplifting symphonic passage announces the CD. The same theme is given a very different treatment in the lounge-y, upbeat ''Road Angel'' which follows. With the ''Canterbury Overture'' we venture briefly into the realm of the Spaghetti Western, before making a left turn into Olde England with the instrumental ballad, ''On The Road To Canterbury.'' ''Field of Fallen Heroes'' evokes a meadow where an ancient battle was fought, now all but forgotten amidst emerging springtime flowers and waving grasses. (Incidentally, the subtitle ''Galen’s Theme''” refers to a character who appears in my novel Bright Light City.) ''Peace In Our Time'' is a piano and orchestra rendering of what will be the title track to the upcoming Alien Bliss CD. The Alien Bliss version will feature vocals, harmonies and a different arrangement of this piece of music. ''Rain Dance'' was inspired by the view from my studio this winter past and is intended to evoke rain-drenched redwood trees, forested hillsides and the shifting cloud formations that are de rigeur here in the coastal mountains of northern California during the winter months. Firmly in keeping with the tradition of making Angels and Astronauts CDs about following musical inspiration wherever it might lead, ''Secret Waterfall''” sprang into being, a jazz fusion-style, guitar-based instrumental. ''“Window Into Childhood'' follows--a lush, nostalgic number that invokes the sweetness and innocence of the early years of life. ''Epiphany (The Story of Your Life),'' is our grand finale. An uplifting orchestral piece both festive and contemplative, it concludes our musical journey here on celebratory note.”

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