Circle of Time
'Circle Of Time' is the second CD from Los Angeles based duo Mark Winkler and Marie Cain. Their first project, 'Shadowplay', released on Higher Octave records was a big international seller and got played on stations across the U.S. Amarna's new project spotlights their beautiful voices and harmonies set against soft love songs done with sensitivity and simplicity. Mark Winkler came up with the idea to form Amarna after he got into the albums of Windham Hill. 'I loved the early works of George Winston, William Ackerman and Alex De Grassi, I loved their 'mood appeal'- how the compositions were linear and simple, leaving lots of room for one's imaginations to nestle next to a nuance and dream there. Being a songwriter and singer I immediately thought there must be a way to put this kind of music into a vocal context. And I think Marie and I accomplished this. The songs on our two CDs are truly--soundtracks for the heart' The songs on 'Circle Of Time' range from the ethereal- 'Circle Of Time' that talks about reincarnation and love never ending to 'Angels' which talks about the fight between the forces of good and evil in the world, concluding that-- 'As long as there is one angel in the night, everything will be alright'. But the CD comes down to such earthly matters as love lost in the harmony rich 'And The River Ran'- where Marie's vocals particularly shine and in 'You Will Always Be Here With Me'- which deals in the loss of loved ones, or more to the point-- how we can never lose the ones we love. Mark Winkler and Marie Cain have had their songs recorded by such stars as Liza Minelli, Cher and David Benoit and have both released CDs of their own. They currently have written a musical revue that is opening off-Broadway in March 2001 called 'Too Old For The Chorus' So find someone you love, lay back in your favorite chair, turn down the noise and listen!