Lifetimes the Millennium Suite
Lifetimes The Millennium Suite (2001) Ventana de Vida (2008) This body of work is categorically New Age music, but the music is fresh and new, beautifully written and beautifully produced. According to one review, "The melodies and moods fairly glisten from beginning to end. Phrase by phrase, note be note, Lifetimes and Ventana De Vida is a spherical reflection illuminating conflict within the human psyche which struggles to find a state of peace. As a whole, these two albums are a poignant reminder each lifetime is a miracle and a diving journey." In it's entirety, Lifetimes is built around a central theme, Millennium Suite. The only interruption in the instrumental format is "Awakening", a poem written by Janice Johnson-Palmer. Reminiscent of Pink Floyd's Delicate Sound of Thunder, the music is clearly an interpretive vehicle picking up where words leave off. Palmer's release of Ventana De Vida (Window of Life) is new age/world music that combines ambient sound and crosses over into World. It's instrumental, spatial sounds are grounded in beautiful melodies and world rhythms.