Chicago, IL —
In recent years upheaval and uncertainty has become normal for many of us. Our careers, possessions, health, even relationships are more fragile than we realized. More than ever we need that sanctuary, the safe blissful place that can only be found within.
Following on from their previous successful collaborations including Imaginings (Winner, ZMR’s Instrumental Album of the year) and Deeper Imaginings (nominated for both Zone and Independent Music Awards), Paul Adams and Elizabeth Geyer now bring us Sanctuary, nine new pieces borne out of their own – and our global collective need – to heal and re-anchor to our soul’s true home in uncertain times. Included is an art insert of poetry focusing on peace, self – acceptance and songs within.
“In my view this has to be one of the best New Age music releases I have heard for many years… an award winning album of true majesty…. and a multi-instrumental delight!” Steve Sheppard One World Music UK
Solo artists each in their own right – multi award winner Adams has 120 million Pandora streams alone and Geyer’s singer/ songwriter albums have drawn high praise from industry heavyweights including EMI/ Blue Note’s Bruce Lundvall, Jim Moginie (Midnight Oil) and multiple Grammy winner Bill Champlin (Chicago. The Sons of Champlin). It was one windy morning in Illinois two years ago which sparked the idea for Sanctuary.
Elizabeth was meditating in a dark room to stave off a blinding migraine while Paul practiced the breathy Anasazi and Native American flute downstairs. Something about the combination of the wind and the low gentle phrases Paul was playing was curiously grounding and she began to feel better.
Wondering what was different about these sounds from other gentle music they’d created and explored, it was the comforting reassurance of a constant low anchor that seemed to be holding the dreamy, soaring, floating textures. Put simply, music that flies without ever flying away.
Music is an incredible medium; it can excite, confront, take us to the edge; equally other music can nurture, comfort and heal. Sanctuary is both a powerful grounding meditation soundtrack while equally artistically rich. Adam’s sultry electric sitar and otherworldly touches and Geyer’s distinctive jazz sensibilities on piano and vocal make Sanctuary both indulgence for the soul and a perfect healing backdrop for these troubled times.
“With Sanctuary Adams and Geyer once again prove that they are among this genre’s finest artists.. the soundscape is everything.. beautiful beyond words.” B T Fasmer, New Age Music Guide Belgium
“The addition of various other textured layers of sounds like electric sitar, chimes, etc… Elizabeth’s wordless background vocalizations.. make for a completely immersive experience. I suggest putting this on a loop.” Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck- New Age Music Reviews USA
“Using breathy Anasazi flute, piano and voice, the duo have created nine rich, earthy tracks of ambient and world music that seem to have a life of their own… It is like immersing in waters made of music.. Highly recommended.” RJ Lannan Artisan Music Reviews USA
“Sanctuary is truly one of the most relaxing albums I’ve listened to in quite a while. Indulge yourself and see how much better you feel!” Kathy Parsons MAINLY PIANO.COM