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Album Review

The fourth album from these Norwegian new agers takes a more ambitious approach than its predecessors. Based around a conceptual theme having to do with the millennium, eternity, and destiny, Dawn of a New Century is primarily comprised of languid instrumental tracks. It doesn't get much more soothing than this.

Customer Reviews

Mystical Journey

I normally don't like this kind of music. But their versatility and mix of sounds makes them different from most New Age music makers. This is a great album! Haunting and spiritual in every way.

A Must Have For "New Acoustic/Age" Collectors

This is truly a "search your soul" album.

wonderfully produced

Piercing, rich and full of emotion. Sweet and pure one moment "Papillion","Heartstrings".... tragic and haunting the next "Dreamcatcher" "Serenade to Spring". In this way one cannot listen to the music and walk away unaffected. It is highly evocative, which is a sign of masterful art. I find the violin extremely well performed. Wisdom of restraint at times keeps the emphasis on the musical moments and not the instrument, which acts like a butterfly leading you down various paths. Would prefer NO vocals.


Genre: New Age

Years Active: '90s

The winners of the 1995 Eurovision Song Contest, Norwegian neo-classical duo Secret Garden formed in 1994 around Irish violinist Fionnuala Sherry and Norwegian pianist Rolf Løvland, the co-writer of Norway's 1985 Eurovision victor "La Det Swingge." Secret Garden's own Eurovision victory was notable as the first (and, so far, only) time a predominantly instrumental song has won the competition -- the contributions of guest vocalist Gunnhild Tvinnereim were clearly written to ensure the piece met with...
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