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Save The World

by Cadence Spalding

Cadence Spalding and Mars Lasar's first studio encounter lead to half a million hits on Utube, and today Mars Lasar's epic sound design surrounds tens of thousands of lush choral vocals from the single female voice of singer/songwriter Cadence Spalding, c
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2. Save the World
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3. Grandma's Song
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4. Here to Love You
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5. I Do
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6. Share Your Life
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7. My Man
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8. Share Your Live (Remix)
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9. Earth Song
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10. Hosanna
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5-Star delights of sound, song and sight – a sensual feast for the imagination, leaving you bursting with love and longing for more and more. 11 miniature movies; sacred sights to epic orchestration, the stretching of space and slowing of time, that one DVD just begging to be played over and over again. Classical finally meets Pop, and for a new era in music that has deep roots in sounds of old. Circular surround sound of soundtrack perfection highlighting exposures of Mother Nature’s underbelly through double micro digital images from the world’s most precious assets; earth’s exotic secrets suddenly revealed to the naked eye. Brimming with life and dancing to the sound now being called by name, “Cadence”, this vocalist’s very soul bursts into our ears and plays out in full color to the eyes of our hearts, soothing us deeply to the deepest core. New science and digital technology combine her vast vocal range of tone and flavor, emoting with soaring Celtic flat tones, weaving with classical chorals, transcending through memorable melodies that pulse, wind, build, sweep and cascade gently into the single soulful voice, we are entranced by exquisitely crafted songs that entice the newest achievements in sonic production and digital photography to create an artistic trance that is immersed in brand new. Producer Mars Lasar’s blending and layering of over 10,000 one of a kind vocal takes is a mind drenching experience that caresses you gently in sound and
light. You will never again want to live without this music and these sights will be welcomed into the most intimate corners of wherever you call your home.


REVIEWS

Save the World (CD/DVD) - Cadence Spalding
Janet Boyer - Top10 Amazon Reviewer
Amazon.com
5 stars

“I pray that each of us seeks daily inspiration, the kind that tells us to take long and deep breaths, to open our hearts again and again to a universe whose only real currency is love. Mother Earth and each one of her precious voiceless creatures need our protection here and now, when the time has come for planting seeds, giving them room to grow, praying for each other and believing in hope. With each and every breath may we listen harder, may we forgive more and may we keep trying to love ourselves as perfectly imperfect creations taking baby steps to mountain tops, and finding the courage to always let love matter most.” – Cadence Spalding

With soaring synths and an angelic voice, the ethereal layering of Save the World by Cadence Spalding is truly a balm for the mind, body and soul.

With sounds reminiscent of Enya—but with more texture, range, and variety—this 2-disc set soothes, uplifts and refreshes. One disc is an audio CD featuring eleven songs written by Cadence Spalding and her engineer husband, Mars Lasar, while the other disc is a DVD featuring the same songs set to breathtaking digital photography.

From flowers to fields, dolphins to children, the imagery alone is enough to calm even the weariest of spirits. But coupled with Cadence Spalding’s otherworldly voice, the DVD of Save the World becomes even more special.

My husband and son watched the Save the World DVD with me and were utterly transfixed. It was like a mini-vacation right on the couch! We were especially impressed with the microphotography inside flowers, but all of the images were lovely.

And the music! So refreshing. Quite frankly, I don’t review music much simply because most CDs that cross my desk are repetitive, uninspired, and cacophonous (at least, to my ear). Save the World is different. I put it on my stereo, enveloped in the warm, gentle tones of Cadence Spalding.

It goes without saying that Save the World belongs in the home of every person who enjoys atmospheric, tranquil music. However, I think this CD/DVD set would be an amazing addition to offices, foyers, waiting areas and therapy rooms for health practitioners, acupuncturists, massage therapists, New Age bookstores, churches, and spas, as well.


Save The World
Cadence Spalding
2009 / Sound Manipulations and JSA Music
CD 49’52” / DVD 52’29”

“Save The World” is the debut solo CD by Cadence Spalding. The wife of multi-instrumentalist and producer Mars Lasar, Spalding has appeared on several of Lasar’s previous recordings. Lasar co-produced, recorded, and plays this CD as well. What is most impressive about “Save The World” is the soothing effect of the choir of 10,000 voices, all of which are layers of Cadence’s voice. Cadence composed the music and three pieces were co-written with Lasar. She also plays the piano and violin with Lasar adding more piano, bass, and keyboards. The themes of the album are the power of love, peace, and the need to care for Earth and the voiceless creatures that need our protection. Cadence’s sincerity is palpable as is her deep emotional connection to the music and its message. Comparisons to Enya and 2002 are inevitable, but Cadence definitely has her own voice and vision.

The two-disc set includes a DVD of all of music paired with breathtaking double micro digital photographs by Mars Lasar of flowers, seascapes, the CA wine country, animals, children, and landscapes. The music is very effective alone, but the pairing with the photography provides a powerful sensory experience.

The first of the eleven tracks is “Trust In Love,” a simple melody that carries a message of love on a global as well as a personal level. The ethereal vocals have minimal accompaniment, but the sound is rich and lush. The title track is more instrumental (including Cadence’s voice), with the words “Save The World” repeated throughout. “Grandma’s Song” celebrates family love and a special bond between a young girl and her grandmother - a favorite! “I Do,” “Here To Love You,” and “My Man” are love songs, pure and simple, made heavenly by layers of voices, piano, and keyboards. I also really like “Share Your Life,” which also appears in a remixed version. The words tell us to open our lives and hearts to others to begin the global healing process and to make a difference in the world - beautiful in every way. “Hosanna” just sort of floats on the air, creating a mood of peaceful contentment. “Kyrie Eleison” (Greek for “Lord have mercy”) is a mother’s gentle, loving prayer for her young son. It seems to trail off at the end, but then returns after a period of silence, complete with bagpipes, to act as a grand finale of sorts.

“Save The World” is a most impressive debut, and Cadence Spalding assures us that another CD is on the way soon - something to look forward to! It is available from www.cadencespalding.com and most online music outlets. Recommended!

Kathy Parsons
MainlyPiano.com


Music to the Power Of One
May 14th, 2009 | Author: John P. Olsen
Never in the history of our world has there been a time for greater concern and action needed over energy, environmental, and social issues, that what lie before us at present.

Our most recent 40th anniversary Earth Day held on April 22, 2009 had an estimated 1 billion participants worldwide, an astounding number when compared to the 20,000 million people first participating in 1969. The annual event is held each year to demonstrate what each of us as individuals can accomplish together in unity, while still retaining the core existence by relying solely on the power of one.

Cadence Spalding is one person doing their part as role model for bringing about a greater awareness of these concerns by her Save The World 2009 album release on the Sound Manipulations and JSA music label. The 11 tracks pertain to the noblest of desires in conveying her message of what one person alone can accomplish by caring for mother earth, caring for those who cannot help themselves, and by caring for one another as a family unit.

Well known New Age musician Mars Lasar is also doing his part by co producing this themed album. His technological production talents and artistic skill in layering and mixing hold the key elements that enable Cadence to excel in the music she has primarily written and presented by her own hand. While having previously performed on Mars’ albums, this first solo release certifies her individual talents worthy indeed, bearing fruit for this winning team who also happen to be husband and wife.

a message of what one person alone can accomplish by caring for mother earth, caring for those who cannot help themselves, and by caring for one another as a family unit.

Save The World is classical New Age pop, hosting a pleasant mix of ballads finely tuned to perfection in the purest sense. Classical touches of soft angelic vocals appears as lullabies at times, gently rocking you into a contented state, while anthem stanzas increase in momentum, rising above to greet the occasion. The harmonious choral effects arranged by layering passionate vocals offers her message of love, peace, and harmony to all who share the same logic, devotion, and mindful perspective.

Trust In Love is one musical anthem sent as a deep heartfelt narrative of the glorious possibilities for peace and love that await every boy and girl, if only we would just let it be a reality. This soulful song is rich in vocal tone combined with personal statement through meaningful lyrics. The piano phrased beat is surrounded by a deep percussion rhythm like persons marching lock step in tandem, proposing that we trust in love and give peace a chance.

Save The World title song offers an upbeat instrumental expression of the bountiful rewards we receive when we let our conscience be our guide and do our part. This repeated message if framed by a pounding drum beat, while piano and guitar instrumentals ring out a clear tone during moments of pause between vocals.

This CD album also includes a bonus DVD which is really a treasure in itself. This professionally captured, artistic photo gallery DVD produced by Mars, is extraordinary in visual effect while highlighting the serene music of Candace. The magnificent colorful photos are dedicated to vivid landscapes, wildlife subjects, and touching scenes capturing people in everyday life.

This CD / DVD collector’s edition is a beautiful performance and powerful statement, shared with the world after this initial spark of talented inspiration was ignited solely from the power of one.

Visit : cadencespalding.com

2/21/09

SAVE THE WORLD
Review 1/13 /09
By, Roberto Vales
Ultima Fronteira Radio
Spain

“Save The World” is a beautiful title for the first solo work of singer Jennifer Spalding a Californian, known as Cadence Spalding musically. We heard the voice of the singer on the album "A Star Is Born" by she and Mars Lasar and for us it was the birth of a new star, a woman who loved us from that very moment. Her voice is delicate, sweet, beautiful and perfectly accompanied by the melodies created by Mars Lasar for that work, and now comes the lone entry in this "Save The World", a work which has the superb production and keyboards of Mars Lasar. “Save The World" is a beautiful work, a dream to enjoy and a record, a disc to quietly enjoy, a feast of music, from its beginning to its end, eleven subjects with a beautiful dream instrumentation that moves between the classical, pop and new age, but above all, the voice, that warm voice of Cadence Spalding seems to move to a magical world where there is only beauty and happiness. The menu of this "Save The World" does not end there, as this disc brings a wonderful gift that is a DVD where we are the items contained in the disc, but superimposed on beautiful photographs taken by Mars Lasar, a beautiful panoramic that is the perfect accompaniment for this wonderful music and voice. "Save The World", what a beautiful, beautiful way to work, the first solo Jennifer Spalding, offering hope that many more will follow us because they are the voices we like to enjoy, and we can enjoy these little by little, and we do because we do like to dream, and it makes us appreciate the beauty that surrounds us in this world that we ourselves take charge of destroying. "Save the World", thanks Cadence.

Save The World
Cadence Spalding
2009/Sound Manipulations
CD 49:52/DVD 52:29

Reviewed by Michael Debbage

The year 2007 was when the listener public was first introduced to Cadence Spalding when she was prominently featured on Mars Lasar’s stellar Christmas album, " A Star Is Born." A lot can change in two years and "Save The World" is clear evidence of such radical changes with a role reversal of Cadence Spalding’s solo debut featuring Mars Lasar essentially as the producer. And a dazzling solo effort it is, emphasizing the fact that the starlet is fast becoming her own shining star.

"Save The World" is a generous CD/DVD package that spotlights Cadence Spalding both as a vocalist and an instrumentalist who is more than capable of playing the keyboards and the violin. The latter can be heard on the silky smooth “Here To Love You” and the epic closer “Kyrie Eleison” which is essential a re-working of “El Capitan” from Mars Lasar’s "Yosemite" album. Cadence also re-works Lasar’s “See Me” that transforms into the rhythmic and soulful title track that brings to mind the influences of U2 in a more conservative fashion.

Otherwise, the album prominently features the exquisitely sweet intoxicating talents of Spalding who writes the balance of the songs on her own. The album focuses on her sea of voices unified into an almost choir of Cadences. In fact, the sleeve notes indicate that the album includes a blending and layering of over 10,000 voices. Needless to say the effects at times are exhilarating and are more than capable of being sweet and seductive all at the same time. The classic example can be found on the mesmerizing “Grandma’s Song,” though the simple title would certainly seem to contradict this, as does the closing frames of its visual counterpart on the DVD.

Speaking of the DVD, the “What A Wonderful World” theme is clearly the artistic expression of Spalding’s love for Mother Earth and its finite and precious capability of being our dwelling place. Much like the production values of the audio presentation, Lasar, a photographer in his own right, most likely had significant input on the visual delight.

While production efforts are credited to both Cadence and Mars Lasar, Lasar’s trademark sound manipulations are omnipresent. But unlike "A Star Is Born," the main event is certainly the mesmerizing voice of Cadence Spalding. Along with her love and passion for Mother Earth as well as her trust and faith in that which we cannot see, "Save The World" is all about a star that has already been born and now shows every inclination of blossoming very quickly into a household name.

REVIEW
CD/DVD Save The World
Cadence Spalding
“CD/DVD wonderful recently published in the 2002 coral or Enya, but with personality. After the project is none other than Mars Lasar but the face, or rather the voice is angelic Cadence Spalding. Without doubt, one of the most interesting of the year.”
Musica New Age y Otras Finas Hierbas
www.guebon.com, June 2009


Derek K. Milton - Abbotsford, B.C., Canada
Writer/Director

The fact that the new album, “Save the World” by Cadence Spalding and Mars Lasar is simply beautiful, really comes as no surprise. Anyone who is familiar with the often spellbinding melodies that escapes from the body and soul of Mars Lasar knows all to well that he always delivers not just incredible music, but a spiritual journey as well. I?m not even altogether sure that this was deliberate on the part of Mars and his previous works. It’s merely what happens when he gives the world the sounds he wants to share with us. It’s always a fabulous and soothing ride.

The fact that Mars would attach his name to this new album - an album primarily written and performed by Cadence, with Mars of course showing his unmistakable style on every track, it speaks volumes of the immeasurable talent of Cadence and of course the belief Mars has in her. Cadence has a lovely, soothing, pacifying voice that when heard, one can’t help but stop what they’re doing and listen.

Another marvelous additive to this new album is that it has a wonderful pictorial DVD attached as well. What Cadence and Mars offers while listening to the magic of this album is a journey through the various tracks, showcasing another shining talent that Mars holds within him - his keen eye behind the camera. The colors, beauty and vibrancy of nature and life that Mars captures inside his lens displays clearly what I affectionately like to call, “Frozen moments in time.” Couple that with the magic of this relaxing album and one is left with a journey that can’t help but envelope us in its calming properties. In short, it’s simply a delightful experience.

At the time I received this new DVD/album, I had just made a fresh pot of coffee, one of the simple pleasures of my life. I poured a cup, sat back and played the DVD and as I suspected would happen, was thoroughly captivated by the voyage of sights and sounds Cadence and Mars took me on. It was wonderful. As usual, Mars doesn’t disappoint. This merging of the talents of Cadence Spalding and Mars Lasar is a simple “must have” for those of us who truly love music. Well done to the both of you.

REVIEW 6/09
Cadence Spalding
Save the era (2008)
All Music into Soul
June 5th, 2009
posted by lovesongs
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A 5-Star frolic of clear-headed and tittle-tattle, a sonic safety leaving you drenched in peacefulness and tingling with education. Trust In Love02. See more thither Cadence at www.cadencespalding.com Enjoy!Track List01. Save The World03. Grandma’s Song04. Here To Love You05.

Share Your Life07. I Do06. My Man08. Share Your Life (remix)09. Earth Song10 Hosanna11.

Artist: Cadence Spalding district丝斯Caiden album title: Save The World Save the World Records: Sound Manipulations & JSA Music
Release Date: November 30, 2008
Music genre: New Age, Meditative, Vocal
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In 2007, Cadence Spalding debut in Mars Lasar Christmas album "A Star Is Born", by which we keep in mind the characteristics of her voice. In November 2008, Mars Lasar surgeon personally created for Cadence Spalding her first album "Save The World Save the World", accompanied with minor levels of dense and full of songs so that Cadence Spalding is fast becoming a shining star. With the CD issue was also published in the DVD version of the fine to double micro-imaging photography, music with the flowers, oceans, animals, children and the natural landscape, to create an original sound and visual experience. CD and DVD can be purchased from online music stores.

In this album, Mars Lasar is responsible for arrangement and production of music, and piano, violin, keyboard and acoustic musical instruments are single-handedly by Cadence Spalding. Which is compatible with the popular classic, epic and creative and ingenious weaving, emotional and spiritual harmony, and ease of angels singing, all demonstrated a profound ability of Cadence Spalding. Cadence to listen to the songs, you can not help her with Enya, 2002 compared Orchestra, Cadence is more pure voice. It was very vividly described the Cadence's musical styles, like Enya met Jewel and Joni Mitchell. Of course, Mars Lasar producer credit, he holds the most advanced audio production techniques and the use of innovative technology in thousands of vocal layers to melt into a synchronized, to make improvements. The first time, floating in the exquisite piano, we are floating in the minds of the drum dance, and singing softly in the rotation around us. This precise intonation, so that the voices of so large and so beautiful, Mars Lasar has exceeded all of history! Mars Lasar with Cadence Spalding's work together to build a mind is longing for the pure paradise. In addition, Cadence Spalding in addition to sing the praises of this album in the power of love and world peace, but also to protect the earth and convey the idea of animals. (Found more than one original heart, reprint please specify the source of the author and - See2say. Com

Review
Save the World CD/DVD
Xiami.com
China____
“Save The World” is the debut solo CD by Cadence Spalding. The wife of multi-instrumentalist and producer Mars Lasar, Spalding has appeared on several of Lasar’s previous recordings. Lasar co-produced, recorded, and plays this CD as well. What is most impressive about “Save The World” is the soothing effect of the choir of 10,000 voices, all of which are layers of Cadence’s voice. Cadence composed the music and three pieces were co-written with Lasar. She also plays the piano and violin with Lasar adding more piano, bass, and keyboards. The themes of the album are the power of love, peace, and the need to care for Earth and the voiceless creatures that need our protection. Cadence’s sincerity is palpable as is her deep emotional connection to the music and its message. Comparisons to Enya and 2002 are inevitable, but Cadence definitely has her own voice and vision.
The two-disc set includes a DVD of all of music paired with breathtaking double micro digital photographs by Mars Lasar of flowers, seascapes, the CA wine country, animals, children, and landscapes. The music is very effective alone, but the pairing with the photography provides a powerful sensory experience.

STAR IS BORN
Mars Lasar featuring Cadence
Review
2007 Gemini Sun Records
Christmas CD

“…Comparisons with Enya will be unavoidable though her dreamy vocals and presentation come with a sense of even greater wholesomeness and purity keeping the vocals focused…the combination of these two artists (Cadence Spalding and Mars Lasar) makes for a magical merger…there is no doubt that a star has been born…”
Michael Debbage
www.mainlypiano.com

REVIEW
Save The World
Rollingstone.com/Rhapsody.com
“Spalding crafts new age pop that sounds like a choir of nymphs who have been filling ancient Celtic forests with song and dance…at the core lies (Cadence’s) voice, an instrument that’s soothing in its patience and otherworldliness”
Justin Farrar


REVIEW
Save The World
Sound Manipulations

“…Cadence Spalding now boasts over half a million quick hits on Utube, instantly embraced by world radio, charting 4 straight months on top 40 NAR World Radio Charts with multiple tracks, spinning on nearly 200 radio stations, XM Satellite Radio, Playstation, Music Choice and Muzac, and receiving 5 star reviews from all around the world...Wow! UGOGIRL!”
CEO, Sound Manipulations


REVIEW
Adult Comtemporary Radio Promotions

"An absolutely beautiful (AC) album that evokes serenity and love for thy neighbor..."
Bryan Farrish. Los Angeles

REVIEW
qqoo.net
Japan

“Save The World” is a generous CD/DVD package that spotlights cadence Spading both as a vocalist and an instrumentalist who is more than capable of playing the keyboards and the violin. The latter can be heard on the silky smooth “Here to Love You” and the epic closer “Kyrie eleison” which is essential a re-working of “El Capitan” from Mars Lasar’s “Yosemite” album. Cadence also re-works Lasar’s “See Me” that transforms into the rhythmic and soulful title track that brings to mind the influences of U2 in a more conservative fashion. Otherwise, the album prominently features the exquisitely sweet intoxicating talents of Spalding who writes the balance of the songs on her own. The album focuses on her sea of voices unifies into an almost choir of Cadences. In fact, the sleeve notes indicate that the album includes a blending and layering of over 10,000 voices. Needless to say the effects at times are exhilarating and are more than capable of being sweet and seductive all at the same time. The classic example can be found on the mesmerizing “Grandma’s Song”, though the simple title would certainly seem to contradict this, as does the closing frames of it’s visual counterpart on the DVD.

While production efforts are credited to both Cadence and Mars Lasar, Lasar’s trademark sound manipulations are omnipresent. But unlike “Star Is Born”, the main even is certainly the mesmerizing voice of Cadence Spalding. Along with her love and passion for Mother Earth as well as her trust and faith in that which we cannot see, “Save The World” is all about a star that has already been born and now shows every inclination of blossoming very quickly into a household name.

Creations Magazine
New York

Save the World
Cadence Spalding
Sound Manipulations and JSA Music
www.CadenceSpalding.com_

This debut album features "tens of thousands of layered vocal tracks from a single female voice." The effect is of a dreamy, airy ambient and enveloping soundspace. The original compositions are generally hymn or mantra-like, ('Trust in Love,' 'Save the World,' 'Kyrie Eleison'), and have various mixtures of electronic accompaniment. The Enya-like 'Grandma's Song' probably makes the most obvious use of the vocal technology. (Some) of Ms. Spalding’s songs, 'un-plugged' might be (even) more “powerful”. A DVD was included in the double album reviewed here, (a single album version exists as well). On this DVD, Ms. Spaulding's songs are reiterated and accompany some truly beautiful photographs by Mars Lasar, co-producer of the album. The double album is definitely worth the additional cost!


REVIEW
Save The World CD/DVD
JSA Records 2009
Imagine13.com, China (translated)

In 2007, Cadence Spalding debuted in Mars Lasar’s second Christmas album “A Star Is Born”, by which we kept in mind the stunning characteristics of her voice. In February 2009, Mara Lasar, surgeon, personally created for Cadence Spalding, her first album “Save The World”, accompanied with minor levels of dense and full of songs so that Cadence Spalding is fast becoming a shining star. Published simultaneously with the CD, also released a fine DVD edition, a double micro-imaging photography, music with the flowers, oceans, animals, children and the natural landscape, to create and original sound and visual experience. CD and DVD can be purchased from online music stores.

In this album, Mars Lasar plays piano, violin, keyboard and acoustic musical instruments are single-handedly by Cadence Spalding. One of classical and popular compatible epic and skillfully woven to create, emotional and spiritual harmony, and ease of angels singing, all demonstrated a profound ability of Cadence Spalding. Cadence, to listen to the songs, you can no put her with Enya, 2002, Orchestra. Cadence is more pure of voice. It was very vividly described in the Cadence’s musical styles section, such as “Enya meets Jewel and Joni Mitchell”. Of course, Mars Lasar producer credit, he holds the most advanced audio production techniques and the use of innovative technology in thousands of vocal layers the melt into a synchronized, to make improvements. The first time, in exquisite piano floating up, floating in our minds the drum dance, and singing softly in the rotation around us. This precise intonation, so that the voices of so large and so beautiful, Mars has exceeded all of history! Mars Lasar with Cadence Spalding’s work together to bild a mind is longing for the pure paradise. In addition, Cadenc Spalding at extol this album apart from the power of love nad world peace, but also conveys the earth and animal protection concept. 5 stars!

Review May 2009
Serge Kozlovsky
CADENCE SPALDING
Save the World CD/DVD
(p) 2009 Sound Manipulations & JSA Music

“The music harmonizes this world…And give us taste of life”
~Serge Kozlovsky

Starting to describe Cadence Spalding’s debut album it is difficult to avoid the comparison of her manner with the singing with Enya. Flaring polyphony vocals, strong celtic flavor – all these are present in the project “Save the World”. But no doubt Cadence Spalding has her unique style which stirs the soul while listening to this truly outstanding work. But what features make the album “Save the World” so particular?
The first reason is that great love is splashed out with Cadence Spalding’s delicate singing. You just float in the aerial harmonies of her enchanting vocals. She is very close to you, so it seems you can simply stretch your hand and gently touch her. And your heart begins to pulse in unison with this divine music.
Secondly I want to point out the perfect sound of the album “Save the World”. And this is not accidental because this CD/DVD was produced by Mars Lasar whose firm handwriting is impossible to confuse with anything. The images on the DVD are delightful.
The album “Save the World” should be listened to as a single whole. But my particular choice are the compositions in which Cadence Spalding’s voice are fully intertwined with refined, very smooth and at the same time slightly jazzy Mars Lasar’s sound. I’d like to mention the songs “I Do” and “Share Your Life” in this connection. In addition to that Mars Lasar masterfully interweaves ethnic motives and adds strong rhythmic pattern to his music.
One wants to say many praising words about the album “Save the World”. This is music for future people who won’t be divided by any borders and barriers. This is the voice of a united world.
What more can be said? “Save the World” is a bright debut and it must be continued.

Serge Kozlovsky_http://sergekozlovsky.com

REVIEW
Save The World
Yiwusuoyou.cn
(Translated from Chinese)
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official website: www.cadencespalding.com
album tracks:
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Save the world (gece 4:36)
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INTERVIEW


Interview with Cadence Spalding
July 18th, 2009 | Author: John P. Olsen
John P. Olsen, contributing author for newagemusic.nu has conducted an Interview with composing musician Cadence Spalding, and will discuss her Save The World album and news about a project currently in progress.

John : I truly enjoyed meeting you for the first time awhile back. It’s very apparent to me that you are a friendly and sincere person. I am asking this half jokingly, but how did you arrive a such a wonderful disposition Cadence ?

Cadence : Thank you John for complimenting my disposition – there are so many jokes for right here! – regarding female disposition in general – meaning my family will tell you just how “human” I can really be – but I’ll refrain and say “thank you – that’s such a nice compliment” – and maybe you are just picking up on how blessed and happy in general I’m feeling these days to even be talking about my music – inseparable from myself – and feeling satisfied that those sounds I’ve heard inside my mind for as long as I can remember are finding their way into my voice and through my playing hands and imprinting onto digital recordings and floating through the airwaves and touching hearts – and if even one, that means the world to me – to be able to express my deepest joy and gratitude – and to share that dialogue with others here on earth. And maybe too you are picking up on the fact that I use music as a tool to soothe myself and to pray and to meditate, so it helps me to relax and to be inspired and to connect with God (although I’m non-denominational), and I can only wish that it can help do the same for the listeners – to help them to pray or to connect spiritually to a God of their choice.

Ok, I’m also just beyond excited about a project I’ve been working on since my early 20’s as a music teacher in public schools called “Miss Jenny”. I perform music in costumes and as a “one-girl-show” on guitar, vocals and piano – singing rock/blues/country versions of kiddy classics. I’m now doing weekly Miss Jenny shows at festivals near my hometown in the Napa Valley, and just got asked to co-host a local, live! TV show here as Miss Jenny called “The N.A.P.A. Show” with host Arty Party. A new adventure, great people, musical, creative, community oriented and lots of fun!!

John : Your husband is the revered New Age artist Mars Lasar, and I understand you have performed on some of his albums prior to your own release. Has it been the great reward you had expected by composing and performing an album of your own, or is it more work than you had expected ?

Cadence : I’ve so enjoyed singing on Mars’ albums – they are so diverse. He is a wonderful man, a beautiful father, and gifted artist and a true genius in the studio. Can I say that about my own husband? Well, I just did – lol!! I was a fan of his music long before I met him, and obviously we hit it off on many levels, as now we have a beautiful son and we are married. The crazy thing is that we work together professionally as well, and it all seems to work so well. We are blessed and I think we both know it. Truth is that even though this CD has my name on it, my husband and I really recorded this album together, side by side. It has a lot of co-writes, and he is the sound engineer, and plays a lot of the instruments. And YES, great question John, it was a lot more work than expected – but most worthy things seem to be.

Our Christmas album was our first official project together called Star Is Born, so we definitely had a taste of the size of this project ahead of time – but we were held up anyways with a new baby and lots of library music work – so working together on this was perfect timing – as we already were in building and recording mode. The layered vocals take a lot of patience and perseverance to accomplish – but again, revealing this fresh sound that we discovered together is so exciting, and sky is the limit. We have a lot more of these projects to do, and that’s a blessing too.

John : Your first project is Save The World, and is a great album I might add. What was the turning point that made you decide to produce your first solo album?

Cadence : I’ve been playing, writing, performing and teaching music most of my life – so it was a natural progression to record a solo album. My very first album singer/songwriter album was recorded ages ago actually, and just sold in small outlets – “demo” though, as the quality was slightly below broadcast, but a few of the songs did well publishing wise and I toured with my band in the LA area. I’ve worked hard on improving my vocals the last 5 or so years – singing in professional choirs and studying voice specifically, and finally technology was accessible for my passion for songwriting and especially harmony. I was also ready to record this album at the same time I was ready to perform a sound like this live. The sound when performed live involves back up prerecorded vocals that I sing on top of in full voice, and I think it sounds even better than the album because I also play rhythm guitar on top of it, and it has a stronger acoustic/rock vibe – live that is. It is a TRIP to do this music LIVE! I LOVE it!!

I think of songwriting as something so much more than basic composition – it has really kind of therapy for me over the years. When times were tough, I’d stay up late and write shoe boxes full of songs – often scribbled into journals and on pieces of paper in the middle of the night. Teenage and early adult angst – 1A – and I thank God for the writing getting me through lots of hard times in my young adulthood. And again, I have to thank my family for this, as I come from 4 generations of musicians and music teachers – so piano lessons at age 3 wasn’t uncommon.

I was fortunate as a young girl to have mentors to inspire me to be open creatively and to work hard, and they made it fun and interesting for me by praising me for practicing and encouraging the writing throughout my childhood and teenage years. I only wish more parents would encourage their kids to be creative musically. It is a healthy and calming outlet. Just reading notes on a page is so difficult for most children! I wish parents would be more open in general to alternative modes of music education – like for example….uh oh…rock n roll! Aren’t we there yet people? Is this still seen as something “less” than classical music?? How sad. I wish the gift of music for all children in the world. I wish parents would be more open to kids learning rock!!!

John : Cadence, your singing abilities are quite extraordinary. Could you tell us about your music background and what instruments do you play ?

Cadence : OH my goodness, what a sweet question this is to me, as really most of my life had music as a big part of it, but not as a vocalist. Personally I started piano at age 3 as a result of 4 generations of music teachers behind me – but the ideal age for kids physically, is about 7. Guitar lessons started in high school, and later on that was the perfect instrument for me to teach my students with because of it’s mobility and the fact that kids naturally LOVE rock n roll! In elementary school I was playing in school bands on violin and flute. It was not only just a great hobby – but something that gave me self confidence and joy – and the schools I attended all had terrific programs. Today, it’s unfortunately not available to all children, music education that is, and that truly breaks my heart.

I have always loved to sing, but didn’t study voice formally until well into my adulthood. I had to work very hard to open up my upper register. Once it opened, I never shut up!! I began singing in church choirs as a second soprano well into my adulthood. It was a blast! The feeling of singing music that I love, old and new styles, is euphoric. I can’t get enough. It’s almost like an addiction to be honest…and thank God a healthy one!

John : What were your thoughts behind some of the song lyrics on the album. Could you explain your thoughts behind the lyrics in Trust In Love ?

Cadence : Trust In Love is a prayer. It’s meaning to me is as simple as it sounds – and a universal sentiment that is unique to every individual. We all have parts of our lives where trusting in love is the answer. It’s in integral force in nature in a way – love. Love makes everything grow, pulls us, inspires us – but is often the difficult choice to make in reality. I was thinking about world peace when I wrote this song, hoping that just in general, mankind would trust in love more. The lyrics are straight forward and it is written in classic Celtic prayer form with traditional early American church hymns and chorales as the inspiration. I was struck by the melody which is almost circular – each verse like a complete thought or sentence – and to you musicians out there – returning to the one cord before you would expect – giving it that “old” feel naturally. Grandma’s Song is more of a traditional Pop! ballad written in 3/4 time or a “waltz” time signature, and was written for my Grandma when she passed away. I wrote that entire song, music and lyrics, on the night that she actually died. It was a supernatural experience. I am positive that she helped me write it from the “other side”– it was a beautiful journey. I still get choked up by that song, and I perform it at lots of family type of events like birthdays and unfortunately, funerals. It is a song with deep sentimental value to me.

It is a TRIP to do this music LIVE! I LOVE it!!

John : What about the song lyrics in Share Your Life ?

Cadence : Share Your Life was a song off my very first album – ages ago and a different name even…for a documentary for handicapped children for a beautiful organization called Share Inc. in Los Angeles. I was so honored to be a part of that prestigious charity group, a “Share Lady”. We raised nearly a million dollars a year for handicapped children in the Los Angeles area – doing an annual event/live show where we sang and danced on some of the greatest stages with some of the greatest talents in Hollywood. I was asked to write a theme song for their promotional video that was originally hosted by the late, great James Coburn. The song came to me quickly, after being deeply moved by volunteering at a hospital for severely handicapped children. I was overwhelmed, beyond tears – at the strength and courage of the staff at these hospitals and by the families involved. The words came naturally and straight from the heart – and my cherished “sisters”, the lovely ladies of “Share Inc.” were so inspiring and supportive of my songwriting. Children, along with animals, are part of that family of “voiceless creatures” of the earth that we as healthy adults, are responsible for. We share this burden as humans – it is given to us at birth – to care for these voiceless creatures. The littlest amount of volunteering can do a mountain of good, and it makes us feel alive and content in return. “Time to make it right…share your life…” Seems so simple –but I think many of us want to help more but don’t know where to begin. Thanks John for asking me about that song. I get moved every time I think about all the inspiring philanthropy I have been privileged to witness. I’m talking about such hard work and dedication from ordinary people that is beyond belief.




John : At your website cadencespalding.com, I saw that you are presently working on another album. Is that right and what can we expect ?

Cadence : My new album is nearly finished and listeners can expect a release late this year or early 2010 – and I’m thinking of calling it “sessions” as it features an eclectic mix of pop, rock, new age, classical and even a dash of country. A feast of flavors – and a few surprises as well, with even an occasional acoustic version of the Cadence Spalding songs from Save The World that I’ve been getting requests to sing “naked”. Not me LOL, but the songs!! And so I did, happily, after producing them with often hundreds of layers of vocals per song and extensive instrumentation and sound design, it was a true pleasure to record them in their original form – acoustically. My test for my music, in the beginning, has always been just that. I try to go by the philosophy that if a song is good raw, acapella even, it can then be built into anything and virtually in any musical style. So this new album I’m now creating will be a whole new adventure – evolving and building on the past and continuing to explore the sound we discovered, while revealing a more “raw” side, kind of a glimpse of my “underbelly” as an singer/songwriter – and as a woman too.

John : You had told me that you volunteer your time with children. Could you tell us about what kind of work you are involved with ?

Cadence : In the past I have done many years of charity work involving music – often by volunteering my services as a music teacher, choir director, dancer, director – you name it. A music teacher by trade, and as jobs for Art Education in public schools becoming more and more sparse and low paying, I would get involved in all kinds of productions for charity in the beginning, just because I wanted to work and to learn. This lead to more work than I bargained for, but I don’t regret a single day of it. I have composed songs for a group called songsoflove.org, an organization in NYC that writes and records songs for terminally ill children. I also wrote original musicals for kids for various churches, and even owned a performing arts school for kids at one point in San Francisco that did a lot of volunteering for the community. It’s just so much fun – all of it. What could possibly be more of a gift than sharing music with kids? Amazing. I think I get more out of it that anyone, and when I perform or write music for a charitable cause – the added pleasure of being thanked for my time makes it a treasured part of my life that brings me pure joy. It’s the ultimate high!! Please check the inside of my CD cover for Save The World for a list of charity organizations I’m involved with and how to donate time or money.

John : Cadence, it has been great to visit with you again. I look forward to our next visit and doing a review of your next project. Thanks for taking the time to do an Interview with me.

You may also read my recent review of her Save The World album.

Her website is cadencespalding.com and her music can be purchased through amazon.com, bestbuy.com, target.com and barnesandnoble.com

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CADENCE SPALDING INTERVIEW - A Star Is Born
By Michael Debbage

Who is Cadence? Unless you are a huge fan of Mars Lasar the likelihood is that you have never heard of the Northern California born Jennifer “Cadence” Spalding. With a pure and angelic voice multi-layered in the rich tradition of Enya, the impending release of Cadence’s first solo album, "Save The World," is likely to change her anonymity.

Raised in a musical family, art major Jennifer “Cadence” Spalding has been constantly exposed to the arts around her. Such experiences varied from playing keyboards in a rock band to stage productions and even the television media. However, 2006 was the year of change when she met and recorded with Mars Lasar. Jennifer performed on the track “Valley Of The Giants” on Lasar’s stellar album "Yosemite." Apparently, the recording session went very well and the two had much in common both on a musical and personal level. Once again she was featured on Lasar’s jazz album "At The End Of The Day" on the track “Sometime.” On an even grander scale she was the prominent vocalist on Lasar’s Christmas celebration "A Star Is Born" with her involvement extending to composition and production credits.

As wonderful as these contributions are, Jennifer “Cadence” Spalding has not been showcased as a solo entity. However, the imminent release of her first solo album, "Save The World," will change all that. If her forthcoming solo performances parallel her inspiring Christmas renditions on Mars Lasar’s album "A Star Is Born" then it is in my humble opinion that the Christmas album title may have more than one interpretation. Despite being in the throes of putting the final touches to her solo album "Save The World," Cadence Spalding took the time recently to speak with Mainly Piano.


MD: Born Jennifer Lynn Spalding what inspired the name change to Cadence?

CS: The CEO of my former label called me one day to let me know that my name “Jennifer Spalding” was “surely not a name for selling records!” as he put it, and this being my first major record deal I said “no problem! You can call me ‘muffin’ if you’d like.” That’s a true story, could I make that up? After some thought, I landed on a nickname my fiancé had given me teasingly in the studio, “Cadence” as in “extended song ending”, and the executive was kind enough to stick with my surname from birth. After that, the name stuck.

MD: I understand that you were born in San Francisco, California. How has the city and state effected your musical perspective?

CS: Luckiest girl in the world to grow up in the San Francisco music scene in the late 70’s and 80’s with great old halls like the Fillmore, the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Great American Music Hall and the like, venues where you could literally feel the pulse of all those sizzling hot bands members and where an entire generation of legendary musical acts was embraced. It felt like they were playing in your living room. And San Francisco audiences respect live music and always gave a good listen and, they were the very best at letting it all hang out.

MD: Your biography mentions that you came from a family of four generations of female musical influence. Was there any undue pressure to follow in their footsteps?

CS: There was pressure to succeed in every way possible as a female growing up in Northern California in my generation. Big shoes to fill with an ancestry of women who beat the odds and weren’t only professional musicians, but educators, hard workers and mothers of huge families. But we all had a lot of intense scholastic competition and pressure to get amazing degrees, have a groundbreaking and lucrative career and for the girls, birth perfect children. But degrees were desirable in things like medicine or law or business, not so much in music or the arts. Because of all that, it took me a long time to give myself permission to focus solely on my music – which was always my deepest dream. I now encourage young people to get to their dreams as soon as possible, because self fulfillment seems to be a recipe for much more relaxed parenting and just a happier life. My female ancestors were a very serious group of trail blazers in their day, and they took their music theory and music education seriously, and I am grateful for their guidance and inspiration. Their children are well adjusted and successful in today’s world, as musical homes will often nurture success and confidence in children, even if music is simply a hobby or just a personal passion, it’s one that lasts a lifetime.

MD: An art major at University of California, Davis, you temporarily joined a rock band. Would you care to site some of your influences then and now?

CS: Oh my! The pressure not to leave anyone out, and allow me to say it’s such a privilege to even speak these names out loud. (Regarding the college band, we were called “Jane His Wife” and we did covers from the Police, U2 and the Pretenders mostly – so fun!). OK so I might have musical ADD, but here are some of my personal favorites: Beatles, James Taylor, Jackson Brown, Bonnie Raitt, K.D. Lang, Tower of Power, Peter Gabriel, Paul Simon, Genesis, George Winston, Sting, Fleetwood Mac, Tower of Power, Grateful Dead, Scott Joplin, Etta James, James Brown, Frank Sinatra, Janice Joplin, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Elvis, Bach, Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Mozart...and I’m a big fan of American Musicals.

MD: You were also involved in television media and stage productions. Are you still involved and if not what aspects of that life do you miss?

CS: Happily I’m still involved with most aspects of production, post-production and even television media occasionally. I miss LA, the people mostly, but I love Northern California where my roots are. We took a couple of years off live performing to have our son, but that gave us more time for recording. Lately we are back out performing again, and getting the kinks out of our live show because for this new “Cadence sound”, sky is the limit! I’m also working on a couple of very special “live” band projects for future videos, one specifically for children, another for a Christmas special, and we are developing a brand new concept in musical DVD’s for newborns. As parents of a toddler, and having recently ventured into DVD production in addition to all other aspects of music production, it’s non-stop around here day and night. So I guess the answer is a big YES regarding involvement, too much music to even make, but we are overflowing with inspiration and thank God for all of that. And what could possibly be better than having this type of work when even the music toys are so much better?! Mars and I are also excited about a new project involving film, and an innovative radio station is in the works as well.

MD: My first exposure to you was courtesy of Mars Lasar’s creation "Yosemite- Valley Of The Giants" back in 2006. Was this your first collaboration with Mars?

CS: Yes, that was the first commercial track I recorded with Mars. It was the very first time I sang in his studio. It was mostly improvisation and recorded in the romantic and snowy mountains of Lake Tahoe when I was rather - pregnant! It was my song to the squaw, a tribute to the spirit that is in every woman, and the connecting of women to one another through all of time and place through the act of giving birth. That song now has nearly half a million hits on You Tube along with a video made by a radio station in Turkey. The bloggers often ask who it is singing, and then go on to argue about the meaning of life. I guess this is typical for New Ager’s – such a deep group! We love reading all of the passionate comments on our very first song together – even the bad ones.

MD: Now the fiancé of Mars Lasar clearly there is a personal and musical marriage in existence. What came first and how was the transitional period?

CS: That’s a definite chicken or egg question. It was love at first sight, but not the kind of love you might think. We connected instantly through intense conversations based on our mutual love of music theory, and we had similar new ideas about teaching music to children. Mars and I first met after being referred to each other by a toy company executive to work as potential co-producers on a children’s music CD project. We didn’t end up working together on that particular project, but after several lengthy conversations about theory and music education, I felt really connected to Mars. His mastery of the piano and his passion for sound design, and just immense talent, made me an instant fan of his music long ago, and a fan I am still, even as his wife. But let’s not forget ladies, Daddy’s a hot Aussie, so no shortage of inspiration around here! And so after our initial connection that was based on being hard-core music nerds, some time later our paths crossed again, and this time that timing thing was right for us romantically. Ok on our first date, we inevitably got to talking about theory once again, and later that same night we sat at the piano together for the first time and played into the wee hours (wink wink). It was the beginning of something magical and yet so unexpected, like the best things in life often are. Meeting Mars was like finding the other half of my musical brain! It’s just not something I can even figure out, so instead I’m just grateful. So just a few weeks into our romance, we co-wrote “I Do”. Our intellectual and artistic connection is so intense and yet so easy, and now it’s just icing on the cake to a beautiful marriage and we are so blessed to have each other and we know that and try not to ever take it for granted. Our son is a miracle to us and he is a daily reminder of our love for each other.

MD: Your musical break-thru came via your musical collaboration with Mars on the very impressive Christmas celebration A Star Is Born. While it was still released in Mar’s name, your involvement was very significant. How did the creative process work?

CS: We recorded "A Star Is Born" when our son was just a few months old. We locked ourselves into a 100 year old house with studio equipment and a baby, and came out a month later sleep deprived with a record we are extremely proud of and a much bigger baby! We had to edit out baby sounds from the home studio recordings! It was a very intimate recording process, a true fifty-fifty collaboration, done mostly in our PJ’s late at night. At one point, I was singing while lying down on the couch because it was like 3am and I couldn’t stand up anymore! (So I’m here to say that the “couch casting in my own home” rumors are actually true!) We fell in love with the sounds we were getting and repeated the process of experimenting with layered tones, while carefully dissecting chords and debating voicing choices as we moved along. We weren’t afraid to experiment, or to argue, and that is how we found the magic. It’s hard not to be inspired by those timeless and haunting Christmas Carols though. You can create all the sounds in heaven, but without the structure of solid songwriting, it has no place to go. So we tried very hard to respect original writings of the carols and balance their true essence with our own spin on them. I think of that CD as a celebration of our new lives together - a collaboration of love, much like our child really. To both of us, music is a personal expression, but we believe that it’s inspired from a sacred outside source, and is a gift meant to be shared. The originals on that CD like “A Star Is Born” and “William’s Hallelujah” were written by me and initially for my children’s choirs, and “My Prayer” was co-written by the two of us for our little one, and all that being said, the whole process is still really a mystery to us, and we try not to over think it. Sounds cliché but we try to go with the flow and stay open to the inspiration, while being respectful to the timeless laws of theory. And Mars is the master of pushing the envelope on technology. He has even written his own software to help do that. He is amazing!

MD: You are also featured on Mar’s latest 11th Hour release "11:05 Revival" on the track “By The Sea” as a writer and a vocal performer. It has a sultrier lazy jazz feel to it as does “Sometime” from Mar’s jazz album "At The End Of The Day." How did you prepare for these performances?

CS: I prepared by wearing something sexy to the studio which is in my home – and that might sound silly, but that is what helps me get into character or more specifically, to relax into the music. When relaxed, I can then focus on using my voice as an improvisational instrument. My years of experience playing jazz piano really helps. I try not to make any plans musically and just stay present and concentrate on the words and the sentiment and then - just let it happen! Being relaxed is critical, and throw in a fresh Mars Lasar jazz track that I’m free to decorate as I wish with poetry written often the night before or even the morning of, and that sultry lazy sound seems to emerge naturally and organically. This style is very fun for us, and a lot faster and easier to make than the Cadence sound. In fact, it’s just way too much fun for two people to have! We definitely plan on making the time to finish an entire CD of these jazz songs very soon because we’ve been getting great feedback! Mars used to work with Herbie Hancock and Seal, and these two artists are inspiring to both of us even now, as are so many others today and yesterday.

MD: The title of your new cd is "Save The World." Would you care to elaborate on this very dramatic title?

CS: Regarding the new title "Save The World," yes a little bold, but if you knew me in person - I am fairly direct - and I'm passionate about all of us chipping in when and where we can - in little ways if not in big ways - and mostly for the voices that have no sound. I think that when you see the finished product of the CD/DVD, you will see that it really lends itself, but gently I hope, to this title :) Hippy stuff really ;) The songs are about my deep gratitude for the simple beauties in life and just how precious and diverse we all are and how much we all need each other now! The DVD features a large variety of the earth's exquisite inhabitants, and the process of using double micro lenses is groundbreaking. All of the photos we are using are animals, children, rural landscapes etc. attempting to subtly echo Sting's beautifully expressed sentiment "how fragile we are" and I'd like to ad "how diverse we are – how beautiful and special we are - while sharing a single home and sanctuary - the earth". Praying daily for peace.

MD: Considering the bold title of the album where did you draw your inspiration from when you wrote the title track?

CS: I wrote and recorded the title track "Save The World" right after watching Al Gore's documentary on global warming. Still pulling my jaw up off the floor as I watched the US Army march into Iraq, the twin towers go down, and just all of these global tragedies from my comfortable living room while holding my new baby - and I was floored emotionally and moved to tears and wanted my message to go deeper than before. Having just become a new mother, the feelings I've had all of my life were now magnified. (If I weren't a singer songwriter, I'm sure I'd be a minister hoping to motivate the masses into taking baby steps up tall mountains - I just wouldn't be able to decide on a single religion!). I believe in speaking from my heart and with as much honesty and self-disclosure as possible without offending others - I hope that makes sense. Also, the style of the song "Save The World" I think works well as an exemplary musical track for the entire CD.

MD: For the readers not so familiar with your music how would you describe the music adventure that they can expect to hear?

CS: It’s like describing water sometimes. Really hard. Technically, it’s a choir of a single voice, or a single voice interplaying with an extraordinary choir, one that breaks all laws of time and space, making the sound completely unique. The artistry of Mars Lasar and his ability to make this very special choir of a single voice literally creates a sound experience; a deeply penetrating vocal tonic that feels like the sound is touching you. Expect the unexpected, and expect to be soothed and sensually inspired, but also expect the music to be grounded in raw emotion, solid musicianship and pure inspiration. My classical roots and love for spontaneity combined with our mutual passion for a well-crafted song will keep the music interesting but hopefully not overwhelming. The adventure of listening is designed to be suited to the individual, as I strive to keep my music very open and soft – leaving room for the listener to join in with me and feel it their own way. Does that make sense? I try to make music that is alluring to sing along with, music that invites you in, singing along, playing along, thinking to or enjoying simply as a participant, even in silence. I’ve been compared to Enya often, but honestly, even though I adore her music, I have never consciously tried to emanate her. I think people just don’t know where to categorize me.

On this CD, I do a lot of my talking with just music and oftentimes with no lyrics at all, using vocal sounds are intentionally organic and even primitive in tone, but then combine with the sophisticated voicings remnant of the most civilized of classical eras - an attempt to paint a sonic picture of vastness, variety, sophistication, infinity, or more simply, a musical picture of how far we have come as a living species - and yet united even still by our basic needs for sunlight, water, protection and on a spiritual note, love. Bottom line... we have become a planet in great peril and by working together we CAN save ourselves, and no living creature is exempt from the situation. I am honored to just say that directly through the mystical powers of music that magically lends itself to individual interpretation - intimate and personal. (I'm also just a big fan of pure listening pleasure and the musically induced trance).

MD: There is overlapping talent as far as the keyboards are concerned. How did you separate your keyboard duties in the recording studio?

CS: We overlap a little, but mostly we fit together like a puzzle. Where I’m weak he is strong and visa versa. He plays nearly every instrument on the planet, but prefers not to sing or play guitar – my two loves. Our piano playing styles are very different, and our writing strengths vary. I’m obsessed with arrangements and well-crafted pop songs, while Mars is a sound design master and can play so many different musical styles with great mastery. When it’s a track that I write, generally I do all the keyboard work and it’s the same with Mars. We experiment with one person writing the piano and the other playing it for a unique spin, and that works really well - sometimes. MD: Living in a 24 -7 relationship how do you and Mars keep it alive and fresh?

CS: Nothing is more alive and fresh than a 3 year old for starters! There is never enough time in the day. We are both artists, and we both enjoy fine art as well as music. Mars is a genius at photography and I love writing, painting and used to dance professionally. Our interests and hobbies are so similar I’m sure we would have been set up on “e harmony” or one of those personality sites had it not been for the music business. I have to pinch myself that I’m in love with my best friend. That’s a new one for me! That keeps it very fresh!

MD: What are the short term goals of Cadence?

CS: Short-term is finishing our second Christmas album, wrapping up current projects that include a children’s DVD and of course a there is second CD coming soon for Cadence (it’s almost halfway done already) and I absolutely cannot wait to release this one! A jazz album is a definite possibility as well. We are also obsessed with matching our crystalline studio sound with a live performance that is mesmerizing for all of the senses, so we are piddling away at that. And I would love to do something with Cirque du Soleil…

MD: What are the long term goals and any chance of some live performances?

CS: Absolutely! We are ready for anything. Just last week we snuck in a surprise live performance of “William’s Hallelujah” in front of a local festival crowd of a few thousand. The audience seemed stunned. They started swaying and hugging and roared with applause at the end. We were thrilled! We’ve discovered that we can polish our live performance in the privacy of small town venues, working out the kinks for what is sure to be a live show with sound that is to be so huge, intimate and unexpected from any live stage, a sound so new that it promises to create a musical experience that is totally original, from the heart, and with a vocal surround sound that is stunning. Ambitious I know, but to say anything less would be dishonest. But mostly, our long-term goals are to cherish each and every day together. Mars and I are so blessed with love for each other and our children, and also for an endless passion for musical exploration we can use to give back to a world that needs so many helpers right now. With the explosion in music technology and just our pure addiction to the entire process – inevitably we are going there – using the music as a vehicle to reach out, and we thank you for believing in us.

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John P. Olsen / NewAgeMusic.Nu

Music to the Power Of One
Our most recent 40th anniversary Earth Day held on April 22, 2009 had an estimated 1 billion participants worldwide, an astounding number when compared to the 20,000 million people first participating in 1969. The annual event is held each year to demonstrate what each of us as individuals can accomplish together in unity, while still retaining the core existence by relying solely on the power of one. Cadence Spalding is one person doing their part as role model for bringing about a greater awareness of these concerns by her Save The World 2009 album release on the Sound Manipulations and JSA music label. The 11 tracks pertain to the noblest of desires in conveying her message of what one person alone can accomplish by caring for mother earth, caring for those who cannot help themselves, and by caring for one another as a family unit. Renown New Age musician Mars Lasar is also doing his part by co producing this themed album. His technological production talents and artistic skill in layering and mixing hold the key elements that enable Cadence to excel in the music she has primarily written and presented by her own hand. While having previously performed on Mars’ albums, this first solo release certifies her individual talents worthy indeed, bearing fruit for this winning team who also happen to be husband and wife. Save The World is classical New Age pop, hosting a pleasant mix of ballads finely tuned to perfection in the purest sense. Classical touches of soft angelic vocals appears as lullabies at times, gently rocking you into a contented state, while anthem stanzas increase in momentum, rising above to greet the occasion. The harmonious choral effects arranged by layering passionate vocals offers her message of love, peace, and harmony to all who share the same logic, devotion, and mindful perspective. Trust In Love is one musical anthem sent as a deep heartfelt narrative of the glorious possibilities for peace and love that await every boy and girl, if only we would just let it be a reality. This soulful song is rich in vocal tone combined with personal statement through meaningful lyrics. The piano phrased beat is surrounded by a deep percussion rhythm like persons marching lock step in tandem, proposing that we trust in love and give peace a chance. Save The World title song offers an upbeat instrumental expression of the bountiful rewards we receive when we let our conscience be our guide and do our part. This repeated message if framed by a pounding drum beat, while piano and guitar instrumentals ring out a clear tone during moments of pause between vocals. This CD album also includes a bonus DVD which is really a treasure in itself. This professionally captured, artistic photo gallery DVD produced by Mars, is extraordinary in visual effect while highlighting the serene music of Candace. The magnificent colorful photos are dedicated to vivid landscapes, wildlife subjects, and touching scenes capturing people in everyday life. This CD / DVD collector’s edition is a beautiful performance and powerful statement, shared with the world after this initial spark of talented inspiration was ignited solely from the power of one.
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Serge Kozlovsky / http://sergekozlovsky.com

Writings by Serge Kozlovsky
The music harmonizes this world
And give us taste of life

Starting to describe Cadence Spalding’s debut album it is difficult to avoid the comparison of her manner with the singing with Enya. Flaring polyphony vocals, strong celtic flavor – all these are present in the project “Save the World”. But no doubt Cadence Spalding has her unique style which stirs the soul while listening to this truly outstanding work. But what features make the album “Save the World” so particular?

The first reason is that great love is splashed out with Cadence Spalding’s delicate singing. You just float in the aerial harmonies of her enchanting vocals. She is very close to you, so it seems you can simply stretch your hand and gently touch her. And your heart begins to pulse in unison with this divine music.

Secondly I want to point out the perfect sound of the album “Save the World”. And this is not accidental because this CD/DVD was produced by Mars Lasar whose firm handwriting is impossible to confuse with anything. The images on the DVD are delightful.

The album “Save the World” should be listened to as a single whole. But my particular choice are the compositions in which Cadence Spalding’s voice are fully intertwined with refined, very smooth and at the same time slightly jazzy Mars Lasar’s sound. I’d like to mention the songs “I Do” and “Share Your Life” in this connection. In addition to that Mars Lasar masterfully interweaves ethnic motives and adds strong rhythmic pattern to his music.

One wants to say many praising words about the album “Save the World”. This is music for future people who won’t be divided by any borders and barriers. This is the voice of a united world.

What more can be said? “Save the World” is a bright debut and it must be continued.

Serge Kozlovsky
http://sergekozlovsky.com
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