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Join Date: Nov 2004
Classical Ambient Crossover
ARIA 3: METAMORPHOSIS is the third in the popular ARIA series that was created by Paul Schwartz. The release fuses contemporary instrumentation with classic operatic melodies. Hypnotic vocals, waves of orchestral sound, and fascinating grooves combine to make a new emotional, sensual and powerful sound. This new recording features soaring soprano vocals by Broadway's Tony-nominated Rebecca Luker. Recorded in the extraordinary acoustic of London’s Abby Road Studio #1, none of the vocals are sampled.
ARIA 3: METAMORPHOSIS has recently charted on Billboard Magazine Classical Crossover Chart at number 29, as well as on the Current Classical Chart at number 24.
For an exquisite aural experience, visit http://aria-music.net/ecard/ for a listen.
Recent reviews for Aria 3:
“These albums are a fusion of old and new, with snippets of Classical and Operatic works arranged into chill-out dance tracks with a contemporary feel. The mood is ambient and relaxing, modern yet with a subdued power arising from the use of live voices and mostly acoustic instruments.” Jim Paterson, Mfiles UK
“Aria 3 will no doubt draw comparisons to Enigma for it's blending of ancient musical styles and modern grooves, and to Enya and Clanaad for it's prominent haunting female vocal and sweeping landscapes. All said, Aria 3: Metamorphosis is a worthwhile listen for anyone looking for a new aural experience. “ Andy Spain, Mediajonez
“Light and dreamy for the most part, however, there is passion in the arrangements, especially where the classical aspect is most strongly developed. Metamorphosis is largely a relaxing album, sensual in places, with some powerful passages - but the emphasis is on laid back grooves and lullaby sounds that evoke the wings of angels.” Paul Jury, Morpheus Music