In the Enchanted Garden

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In the Enchanted Garden
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Studio album by Kevin Kern
ReleasedFebruary 27, 1996
Recorded1996
Genre New-age, instrumental
Length43:37
Label Real Music
Producer Terence Yallop, Kevin Kern
Kevin Kern chronology
In the Enchanted Garden
(1996)
Beyond the Sundial
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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In the Enchanted Garden is the debut album from American new-age pianist Kevin Kern. As with his succeeding albums, it is an album of instrumental songs. It was released on February 27, 1996. [2]

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New-age music is a genre of music intended to create artistic inspiration, relaxation, and optimism. It is used by listeners for yoga, massage, meditation, reading as a method of stress management to bring about a state of ecstasy rather than trance, or to create a peaceful atmosphere in their home or other environments, and is associated with environmentalism and New Age spirituality.

Pianist musician who plays the piano

A pianist is an individual musician who plays the piano. Since most forms of Western music can make use of the piano, pianists have a wide repertoire and a wide variety of styles to choose from, among them traditional classical music, jazz, blues, and all sorts of popular music, including rock and roll. Most pianists can, to an extent, easily play other keyboard-related instruments such as the synthesizer, harpsichord, celesta, and the organ.

Contents

Track listing

All compositions by Kevin Kern.

  1. "Through the Arbor" – 3:45
  2. "Sundial Dreams" – 4:46
  3. "The Enchanted Garden" – 6:54
  4. "Butterfly" – 2:52
  5. "Straw Hats" – 4:14
  6. "Another Realm" – 5:02
  7. "Water Lilies" – 4:17
  8. "Fairy Wings" – 4:30
  9. "Paper Clouds" – 3:07
  10. "After the Rain" – 4:10

Liner Notes

Graceful, articulate piano songs suffused with heart and rendered with an ultrarefined touch. These intimate, poetic melodies unfold tenderly, thoughtfully... some with a light layer of strings and touch of acoustic guitar, others speaking directly, without embellishment. Pure, beautiful, emotionally rich piano in a very special debut album from Real Music.

Piano musical instrument

The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700, in which the strings are struck by hammers. It is played using a keyboard, which is a row of keys that the performer presses down or strikes with the fingers and thumbs of both hands to cause the hammers to strike the strings.

Guitar fretted string instrument

The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that usually has six strings. It is typically played with both hands by strumming or plucking the strings with either a guitar pick or the finger(s)/fingernails of one hand, while simultaneously fretting with the fingers of the other hand. The sound of the vibrating strings is projected either acoustically, by means of the hollow chamber of the guitar, or through an electrical amplifier and a speaker.

Personnel

Kevin Kern American musician

Kevin Kern is an American pianist, composer and recording artist of new-age music. He was born in Detroit, Michigan. He is now generally recognized as a representative of the new-age style. Born legally blind, Kern is aided in studio by SONAR’s accessibility and Dancing Dots’ assistive music technologies for the vision impaired.

Keyboard instrument class of musical instrument which is played using a musical keyboard

A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument played using a keyboard, a row of levers which are pressed by the fingers. The most common of these are the piano, organ, and various electronic keyboards, including synthesizers and digital pianos. Other keyboard instruments include celestas, which are struck idiophones operated by a keyboard, and carillons, which are usually housed in bell towers or belfries of churches or municipal buildings.

Record producer individual who oversees and manages the recording of an artists music

A record producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album. A producer has many, varying roles during the recording process. They may gather musical ideas for the project, collaborate with the artists to select cover tunes or original songs by the artist/group, work with artists and help them to improve their songs, lyrics or arrangements.

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