Bill Bechtel | Wilderness in Ohio

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Wilderness in Ohio

by Bill Bechtel

An ambient/jazz tribute to the wild spaces of North America.
Genre: New Age: Ambient
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1. Angels Waiting
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2. Ghosts of the Western Reserve
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3. Blue Skies in December
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4. Autumn Sojourne
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5. Frontier
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6. Icebound
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7. Lyden's Way
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8. Indian Trail in an Forgotten Meadow
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9. Soliloquoy
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10. Springpond Valhalla
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11. Visions of Sharon
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12. In a Lonely Place
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Wilderness in Ohio -Bill Bechtel

Recorded over the span of a.decade in various lo-tech studio environments
by multi-instrumentalist/producer Bill Bechtel, the album's twelve "nature
soundtracks" are, as Focus Magazine noted, "crafted from labyrinthine loops,
dense keyboard passages, and dizzying quicksilver guitar solos that harken
to the King Crimson grad school. It's a heady mix of Fripperology, Michael
Hedge's aggressive acoustic work, and Steve Tibbett's new world metal that
alternates between plush acoustic timbres and dynamic prog-rock artifice."

The work maintains a concise focus on the arrangements, drawing inspiration
from classical symphonic and chamber works, instrumental "mood music" of
the early 1960's, and late 1950's/early 1960's instrumental jazz and pop hits.

"Multi-instrumentalist Bechtel has crafted an intricate, challenging disc of music
as weird as anything from the early 1970's Robert Fripp/Brian Eno collaborations."
-Gina Vivenetto, St. Petersburg Times

"Laid back ethereal jazz, very relaxing, beautifully played." - The New Gandy Dancer

A one- of-a-kind release that deftly treads over ambient/jazz/prog-rock territories
without being typecast as native to any of them in particular, this CD is highly
recommended for those listeners who enjoy calming, relaxing instrumental music.

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