Wednesday, November 22, 2017

CD Review: New Age/Family Releases From FLOW, Mister G & Lullapop Lullabies

The first New Age Supergroup, FLOW, recently released their self-titled debut album, which is already a top five album on the New Age music chart. The group consists of pianist Fiona Joy, guitarist Lawrence Blatt, trumpeter Jeff Oster and guitarist Will Ackerman, founder of Windam Hill Records. Their new 11-song release begins with the slow-build up piano melody of "Arrival," which features subtle hints of trumpet and guitar. The music on the album just glides on by in "Whisper Me This" and "Free Ascent" as you can simply ease your troubles away with the gentle tones of these songs. They add a bit of tempo to with the smooth guitar work of "Waiting For Sunshine," then enlighten the album with the rise of "Tenth Life." The album closes with the subtle touch of "Rest Now My Friend" and the sweeping piano of "Rosita And Giovanni." To find out more about FLOW and their new self-titled album, please visit flowthegroup.com.

Debuting on January 26, 2018 is the release of "Lullapop Lullabies." It features lullaby version of current pop songs. The songs have been crafted into soothing instrumentals for babies and toddlers to enjoy. The new 21-song release features songs made famous by modern artists like Ed Sheeran, Adele, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake and many more. The music centers around the glockenspiel, harp and piano and will help your young ones drift off to dream land. It may also work on some parent too, so make sure you are not driving or operating machinery when listening to the soothing melodies. To find out more about "Lullpop Lullabies," please visit razorandtie.com.

Latin Grammy winner and children's recording artist, Mister G recently released his new Hanukkah-themed album titled "The Mitzvah Bus." It features fourteen playful tracks that center around the Jewish tradition. The songs are sung in English, Hebrew, Spanish and Yiddish as Mister G uses folk, rock and ska to help celebrate the holiday. Fans of his music and kids that are still learning about the Hanukkah season will certainly enjoy the songs as this album will become a new tradition for families around the holiday season. To find out more about Mister G and his latest release "The Mitzvah Bus," please visit mistergsongs.com.

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