This is a story told using musical notes rather than words. The sound is instrumental, a piano orchestrated into a broad horizon of expression and emotion. The orchestration and inspirational support accompanying Composer-Pianist Lisa Swerdlow was created in collaboration with Doug Hammer at Dreamworld Productions. Lisa Swerdlow is an accomplished pianist and composer of classical crossover and contemporary instrumental music, announces the debut of her Coming to America Concerto, a dynamic and cinematic exploration of a journey of Russian immigrants, told in three movements. It releases globally today on all digital platforms, and is also available in physical CD format…


Horizon, by Frore and Shane Morris, fuses tribal drones and world rhythms creating an ambient electronic soundtrack ideal for celestial journeying. For all time, the stars have beguiled, have evoked awe and wonder. Though these five pieces capture the grandeur of the skies, this album was named for its composition. The title Horizon inspires the joy of collaboration-discovery-as the exchange of ideas takes a composition to a beautiful and unexpected place.

Morris says their best work comes when they compose without “any preconceived notions of where things should go or what we should do,” and this album embodies that open-minded…


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Eclectic Modern Mathematical Compositions for the Acoustic Guitar

Fibonacci’s Dream
Lawrence Blatt

Diving into the deeper catalog of Lawrence Blatt, Fibonacci’s Dream is instrumental acoustic guitar wonderment and beauty, reflective of the Windham Hill universe. Blatt is a multiple award-winning solo artist renowned for his compositions for finger-style guitar, so versatile he can have two or even more different things going on in the music even when he is playing solo guitar. His handmade guitars have a beautiful sound, and he explains in the liner notes which guitars were used and how he tuned them. …


All Is Not Lost
Lisa Swerdlow, Pianist and Composer

Lisa Swerdlow is a seasoned pianist and composer of classical crossover music whose impassioned new single dropped today, Friday August 13, 2021. Recently faced with a cancer diagnosis and wildfires threatening her Northern California home, Lisa has had reasons to doubt. When life is messy, complicated, and even depressing, music reminds us to keep the faith, no matter what we face.

In order to overcome the darkness of this present world, at times we need a fresh vision of new life, to be reminded that there is more life than we…


Divination can be seen as a systematic method with which to organize what appear to be disjointed, random facets of existence such that they provide insight into a problem at hand. You’re free to speculate as you wish about the philosophical and allegorical meaning. For the danger of uncontrolled advanced AI to be realized, the hypothetical AI would have to overpower or out-think all of humanity, which a minority of experts argue is a possibility far enough in the future to not be worth researching.

Tomorrow is voting day, you know. And now that we’re men-well, where do we androids…


It was a strange ending to a voyage that had commenced in a most auspicious manner. The first introduction was altogether most agreeable, and I already began to imagine I might not be so badly off after all. I shall try and arrange some means for our meeting unobserved tomorrow.

For a spy must hunt while he is hunted, and the crowd is his estate. Spying, as well as other intelligence assessment, has existed since ancient times. …


The first human child is often endowed with supernatural powers.

Rivers, lakes, water falls, and mountains are the abodes of spirits and often appear as a world of actions, of forces, of conflicting powers. History enters the mythic world obliquely, but leaves its definite mark in characters and incidents, or is warped beyond recognition in their contemporary representations.

Although myth was traditionally transmitted through the oral tradition on a small scale, the film industry has enabled filmmakers to transmit myths to large audiences via cinema. In the old, old days, myths were often endorsed by rulers and priests or priestesses…


This once happened. The Oneironaut came and stayed. I tried to regain the old path. Traversed in a Northwesterly and Southeasterly direction by mountains rugged and rocky, the wild, bold scenery is unsurpassed in beauty, grandeur and stupendous sublimity. It represents the vitality, spirit and enjoyment of nature.

He was a professional, not a murderer. I want to swear all the time. I’m becoming a grumpy old man. She is skinny as death, but she thinks she weighs too much so she punishes herself by eating very little. …


A ghost might be a confused visitor from the past. What you have here are specious facts filled with possible clues for your own further private search.

My name is Courage Joiner. No, that is not the truth. The name I sometimes prefer to use is Courage Joiner. My real name is inconsequential. I discovered upon the deaths of my parents that they had deceived me my whole life up to that point. They had adopted me, my birth or biological parents are unknown to me, but that is another story there, a story that was kept from me.

Who…


Bart Hawkins’ newest album, Vision of Eden, is a visionary tour through the ancient Garden of Eden. As with his previous album with Spotted Peccary, 21 Pulse Eclipse, and his self-produced album Last Ride in Leonardo Da Vinci’s Helicopter, Vision of Eden was created on a modular synth.

Incorporating the sounds of energy with field recordings, Bart Hawkins has created a meditation inspired by the ancient story of the Garden of Eden. In this new album, there are five visions that take the listener on a musical journey from the peace and unity found inside the Garden of Eden, to…

Robin B. James

Born in 1956, the year of Sputnik and the emergence of Elvis Presley, contributing editor for Electronic Cottage and BrainVoyager Electronic Music

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