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Album Review

With Sound of Wind Driven Rain, Will Ackerman produced his first record in five years. Ackerman's style hasn't changed that much over the years, but it has grown subtler, which is remarkable considering that his music has always been understated. With the exception of "Hawk Circle," which features an ethereal vocal, all of the music is instrumental, and its style will be familiar to anyone who has heard an Ackerman album. It doesn't have any remarkable breakthroughs in style, but it's a satisfying album, and for fans who have been waiting half a decade, that will be enough.

Customer Reviews

Very soothing

Mr. Ackerman's album is very relaxing and soothing -- the perfect thing after a long day to unwind with as background music.

A great album featuring the guitar

He shows of the versatility of the guitar while playing tunes that ate quite relaxing and peasant to listen to


The album review is wrong about only one song having vocals. The title track has vocals too, starting at the 6:15 mark.


Born: November 16, 1949 in Germany

Genre: New Age

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Will Ackerman has gained prominence both as a musician and a businessman, and at least one of those occupations seems to have been unintentional. Though Ackerman has played guitar since the age of 12, when he dropped out of college it was to become a carpenter, and his first company was called Windham Hill Builders. But Ackerman composed guitar music for Stanford University theater productions, and the encouragement of friends led him to record an album of his tunes, In Search of the Turtle's Navel,...
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Sound of Wind Driven Rain, Will Ackerman
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: New Age, Music
  • Released: Jan 01, 1990

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