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Good Sign

by Davol

A great collection of warm pop-styled instrumental grooves - perfect for driving along Highway 1 ...
Genre: New Age: Contemporary Instrumental
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3. Going There
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4. Nautikos
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5. A Place Here
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6. Truth 2010
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7. Stay
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8. Goodnight
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
These melodic instrumental grooves will refresh your spirit upon every listen. Songs like "Going There" and "A Place Here" have all the charm and joy of a summer day. The combination of electronic and acoustic textures makes for a great sound that is rich, warm and very organic. A new remix of the song “Truth”, from the online video project and EP, is now available for the first time on CD.
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If there’s an artist who is better at crafting irresistible hook-laden electronic keyboard music than Davol, I haven’t heard him or her. The guy is a like a chill-out/electronica hit-making machine. If his type of music ever returned to the commercial airwaves, he’d own the top 40 in this genre. Oh well, in another world, I guess. Now, let’s get on to the matter at hand.
As a follow-up to his acclaimed A Day Like No Other, Good Sign trumps that recording’s already high standard, which is really saying something since A Day Like…was a damn fine CD. Good Sign dials up the catchy refrains to an almost addictive level while inducing so much toe-tapping and finger-snapping that listening to this on headphones in a library would almost guarantee being cited for creating a public disturbance. The sheer magnitude of spot-on perfected chillage distributed throughout this album’s eight tracks is staggering. As on all his releases, Davol manages to vary the music from song to song while retaining his signature sound through the employment of his trademark keyboards, which will be recognizable to anyone who has heard his previous releases.
Something new on Good Sign is a little dash of overt electronica elements meshed in with the more mainstream “new age pop instrumental” (which is the artist’s stock-in-trade), most notably on the thumping dance beats of “Truth 2010” and “Stay,” both which could prompt clubbers to hit the floor, I’d imagine. Besides these two tracks, you might spot other new wrinkles in Davol’s modus operandi, although there is simply no mistaking his style. On this CD, though, he’s even more zeroed-in on hitting all the right “notes” than on his previous recordings. Like I stated earlier, Good Sign is chock full a’ hits.
All eight tracks are Davol originals, as they always are on his albums. “Scarborough Days” launches the proceedings with his “patented” sparkling guitar samples and a midtempo shuffling chill-out beat amidst layer upon layer of shimmering iridescent textures and bell tones. The title track opens with a luxurious synth wash buoyed by funky chilled beats and still more assorted keyboards, (headphones will reveal Davol’s sterling production and engineering quality). “Going There” takes the Ryan Farish formula of echoed piano and Enigma-esque beats and infuses it with a variety of swaying guitar textures (the guitar “noises” are from noted artist Peter Maunu, by way of Spectrasonics Bizarre Guitar), and those same kind of beats and piano are also present on “Nautikos” but here the orchestral instrumentation is lush and sensual. After three more tracks, “Goodnight” closes the CD in a gentle vein, with piano and acoustic guitars carrying the load amidst a less dense array of accompanying keyboards and only a subtle rhythm track. It’s a great “wind down” to the album especially since the last two tracks (the aforementioned “Stay” and Truth 2010”) are the highest energy numbers on the album.
It’s really a no-brainer, folks. Good Sign is as good an album of accessible (read: mainstream and pop-structured) electronic keyboard chill-out as you’re going to hear this year from anyone. Davol can still show the newcomers in this genre (as talented as they are) a thing or two. He can cram more hooks and melody into 41 minutes (which Good Sign clocks in at) than many artists can in twice the amount of time. You know my mantra—quality beats quantity every time, and Good Sign brims over with nothing but the best.
Bill Binkelman, Music Reviewer
Zone Music Reporter and New Age Retailer

While Good Sign falls into the 'new age' classification I think anyone with a liking for good instrumental music and/or electronic music will enjoy this new album by Davol. A new artist, to me, it came as a pleasant surprise that the album was full of gorgeous melodies and gently shifting rhythms. I think Good Sign would equally be at home played by any club dj in their chill room. Track titles are: Scarborough Days, Good Sign, Going There, Nautikos, A Place Here, Truth 2010, Stay, Goodnight. Davol is Davol Tedder, a wizard of multiple keyboards, brought up on the music of Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Jean Michel Jarre and Vangelis - a pedigree that resonates strongly with me as they are my favourite musicians as well. You may hear some of these influences in the music but they are extremely restrained and the music on this CD is all Davol. The overall feel of the music on Good Sign is good vibes but without the hammerhead beats that make dance music so boring and wearing on the ears and brain. It is also rather pleasant to find an album without some sort of agenda such as spiritual renewal or discovering your karma! This is just a collection of well written tunes played with wit and humour, and great musicality. I really rate Davol and Good Sign - it's one of my albums of the year and going into my musical collection.
John Peters, The Borderland

Good Sign is the sixth release from electronic musician/composer Davol, but it’s a first for me - something I plan to rectify very soon! Davol combines electronic and acoustic instrumental sounds as well as pop and new age stylings, creating a unique and distinctive musical voice. Listening to Good Sign is as pleasantly intoxicating as lounging in warm sunshine with a wispy breeze blowing through your hair. That doesn’t mean the music doesn’t have any muscle or complexity - the rhythms are prominent, but the pace is leisurely, creating a feel-good mood and atmosphere. Davol’s music is the perfect antidote to the bad news we are being bombarded with every day. Life is, indeed, good, and Davol’s music is a wonderful reminder. The production quality is also a cut above with sounds that are clean, full, and precise yet warm and inviting. My one-word summation of Good Sign is “Wow!” with both thumbs up and a big smile on my face!
Good Sign begins with “Scarborough Days,” a smooth and easy-going piece that catches your attention and then invites you to ease into a happy daydream. The title track envelops you in warm sounds and suggests the feeling of floating on a cloud, just drifting along and enjoying every moment. “Going There” picks up the pace a little bit, layering guitar sounds with a catchy rhythm, keyboard melody, and atmospheric sounds. “Nautikos” is a favorite. Organ, electric piano, guitars, and ambient electronic sounds suggest the motion, mystery, and majesty of the ocean as light dances lightly on the waves. “Truth 2010” is a remix from an online video project and EP, and is available for the first time on CD here. It is the most energetic and danceable track on the CD, conveying an adventurous, freewheeling spirit and a strong sense of fun. I really love this one! “Goodnight” begins as a duet for guitar and piano, introducing the beautiful melody and setting a gentle mood. Layers of other instruments are added, but the piece remains a sweet and soothing lullaby. Simply lovely!
If you are new to Davol’s music, as I was, be sure to check it out! I’m sure longtime fans will also be more than pleased with this excellent CD. Samples are available at www.davolmusic.com. CDs and downloads are available from Amazon, iTunes, and CD Baby. Highly recommended!
Kathleen Parsons, MainlyPiano.com

I was completely blown away by this album!
Kevin Waterman, The Cosmic Island (Live365.com)

Everytime I put the CD on to pick a track for my program I end up listening to the entire thing. It's addictive.
FlyingMan, WAWL

1980s Billboard-charting New Age phenom Davol returns with a new collection of feel-good, instrumental electronic pop that, like the album’s title, is a Good Sign that synthesizer-based New Age music is alive and well and here to stay in the 2010’s. From beginning to end, the album is anchored down by infectious, rhythmic sampled bass and percussion grooves over which Davol adds multiple layers of keyboard melodies, textures, and flourishes.
Through it all, Davol maintains cohesion and solidarity with a singular style that recalls such artists as Vangelis, Tangerine Dream, Jan Hammer, Lyle Mays, Anthony Banks, David Wahler, and Michael Stribling. If you like those musicians, it’s a Good Sign that you’ll love this.
Raj Manoharan, music reviewer

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John P. Olsen NewAgeMusicWorld.Com / NewAgeMusic.nu

Finding the Good Sign in Davol
When you hear New Age Contemporary Instrumental music having great rhythms and a wonderful upbeat atmosphere expertly blended with beautiful electronic melodies, this may be a promising sign you are listening to one of many quality songs produced by Davol Tedder. Davol has just released Good Sign which decisively aligns itself to symbolize my description above and become an encouraging assertion to those in the music world already familiar with his first name artist title they are indeed listening to someone known for producing top quality music. Successful in many aspects of his life, after obtaining a Ph.D. in 1989 his earlier career as a medical researcher and microbiologist were judiciously shelved in 1996 when he began a commercial venture producing multimedia music. During the same year his debut Mystic Waters became another personal success and made it to # 15 on the Billboard New Age Chart, where it remained a lengthy 25 weeks. The decision to pursue a full time music career was fantastic news to those who already knew of his premium quality melodies, plus the worldwide usage of his songs involving television, radio, video and numerous multimedia production scores has clearly magnified this proficient artisan to many more. Good Sign is an album that upon closer examination is rapidly multiplying in popularity and already making waves with his fans since the April 2010 release date. ZMR has set at # 3 for the month of April, so another positive finding for the very latest from Davol. The 4 additional albums A Day Like No Other, Open Book, Paradox & Nature Of The Beast are all relatives to his current yet each one is a natural variation that evolves into their individual class, each interrelated by a characteristic source of fascinating drama. Davol has exceeded his artistic intentions with Good Sign and the early reactions granted to his progressive album does replicate the characteristic source of fascination one will find in his entire discography. Good Sign is symmetrical to Davol’s principal expression of innovative quality music accented with inspiring drama. Scarborough Days is the first song of 8 tracks that gives you a clear indication of the momentum and direction of this definitive album, along with the resulting positive influences his entire discography symbolizes. This lively song highlights the optimistic upbeat feel and beautiful keyboard synthesizer melodies those who collect his albums know so well and treasure. Good Sign ( Title Song ) is more moderate by a light ambient feel that will brush a dark cloudy day away for anyone and promptly replace it with a bright sunshiny day full of color simply by the rich interwoven keyboard melody. Truth 2010 is an electronic Dance / Club influences remix featured during the popular online video now available on this album. A heavier percussion tempo prepares the groove rhythms before exploration into deeper shades of electronic intensity and is very much in time when comparing to his conceptual Truth Video which captures the superficial and unbalanced influences often portrayed in television media. Nautikos is another favorite by displaying a natural sophistication and contemporary elegance given the positively upbeat keyboard melody blending notes to perfection. This song steadily integrates harmonic spectrums in sound while harboring the glowing standard of inspiration Davol can readily achieve, making this album and his entire music collection an exceptional find for anyone. Those familiar with his captivating music have another reason to celebrate. Newcomers can experience this sweeping source of fascination for themselves and learn why everyone is so excited about this promising new discovery by Davol.
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Lincoln Scorsoni

Wonderful Music
This album is absolutely fantastic. The effects of space on the sound of the piano melody of the synth is great. Davol is a very talented artist.
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Kathy Parsons

From MainlyPiano
"Good Sign" is the sixth release from electronic musician/composer Davol, but it’s a first for me - something I plan to rectify very soon! Davol combines electronic and acoustic instrumental sounds as well as pop and new age stylings, creating a unique and distinctive musical voice. Listening to "Good Sign" is as pleasantly intoxicating as lounging in warm sunshine with a wispy breeze blowing through your hair. That doesn’t mean the music doesn’t have any muscle or complexity - the rhythms are prominent, but the pace is leisurely, creating a feel-good mood and atmosphere. Davol’s music is the perfect antidote to the bad news we are being bombarded with every day. Life is, indeed, good, and Davol’s music is a wonderful reminder. The production quality is also a cut above with sounds that are clean, full, and precise yet warm and inviting. My one-word summation of Good Sign is “Wow!” with both thumbs up and a big smile on my face!

"Good Sign" begins with “Scarborough Days,” a smooth and easy-going piece that catches your attention and then invites you to ease into a happy daydream. The title track envelops you in warm sounds and suggests the feeling of floating on a cloud, just drifting along and enjoying every moment. “Going There” picks up the pace a little bit, layering guitar sounds with a catchy rhythm, keyboard melody, and atmospheric sounds. “Nautikos” is a favorite. Organ, electric piano, guitars, and ambient electronic sounds suggest the motion, mystery, and majesty of the ocean as light dances lightly on the waves. “Truth 2010” is a remix from an online video project and EP, and is available for the first time on CD here. It is the most energetic and danceable track on the CD, conveying an adventurous, freewheeling spirit and a strong sense of fun. I really love this one! “Goodnight” begins as a duet for guitar and piano, introducing the beautiful melody and setting a gentle mood. Layers of other instruments are added, but the piece remains a sweet and soothing lullaby. Simply lovely!

If you are new to Davol’s music, as I was, be sure to check it out! I’m sure longtime fans will also be more than pleased with this excellent CD. Highly recommended!
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REVIEWS NEW AGE

Buenas Vibraciones!.
Good Sign es el séptimo lanzamiento del compositor estadounidense Davol. Compuesto por ocho pistas, este CD es sinónimo de bienestar; donde apacibles y optimistas piezas apelan al positivismo con melodías esperanzadoras y alegres, un álbum que hace honor a su nombre, Buena Señal. Davol se apoya en sintetizadores que se mezclan y sirven de base para sonidos acústicos de piano o guitarras. Una bella e interesante mezcla de matices que son un verdadero regalo para los oídos.
La primera pista del CD lleva como título "Scarborough Days". Con un ritmo suave, relajante, creado por un loops de percusión, varios sintetizadores y una guitarra eléctrica que hace breves apariciones, "Scarborough Days" es un tema despreocupado, perfecto para aparcar el stress y disfrutar del momento. Un tema que inspira una tranquilidad asombrosa.

Una fuerte sensación de libertad nos transmite "Good Sign". Aunque posee un delicado ritmo, la melodía es cálida y de carácter relajado. El sonido viaja de un lado a otro, apareciendo de forma repentina nuevas melodías de sintetizadores. Se dibuja un colorido viaje en el que nos sorprenden imágenes increíblemente bellas que van quedándose atrás a nuestro paso. Una de mis favoritas!.

En "Going There" el piano es el instrumento principal del tema, aunque se ve acompañado por sintetizadores y una guitarra. Es realmente poderosa su melodía, además de pegadiza, transmitiendo una estupenda sensación de fuerza y optimismo. Asombroso tema y otro de mis preferidos!.

"Nautikos" dibuja un entorno donde el color predominante es el azul. Un ritmo más atrevido que en los tracks anteriores es la base de este tema, que sin romper el estado de quietud ya formado, muestra con potentes synth el poder del océano. Es el tema Chill Out de este CD. Inmensamente fresco. Me gusta!.

"A Place Here" es entrañable, hermoso. Piano y guitarra reproducen una melodía dotada de una emoción fascinante. Aunque los sintetizadores siguen apareciendo relevando como melodía principal, no restan en absoluto fuerza a la pieza. Es verdaderamente extraordinario la energía que transmite esta pista. Mi favorita indudablemente!.

La pieza más extensa del álbum, más de seis minutos y medio, y la más "dance" de todo el álbum se titula "Truth 2010". Es la pista que rompe por completo ese estado de calma y bienestar que crearon los tracks anteriores. Dotada de una gran energía, este corto es perfecto para el baile.

Nuevamente los sonidos cálidos hacen su aparición en "Stay". Recordando a las tardes en la isla de Ibiza, esta rítmica pieza es el fondo musical perfecto para esos momentos entre amigos en un ambiente distinguido, donde bellas calas están bañadas por un mar azul turquesa que invita a relajarse y disfrutar. Completamente Chill Out!.

"Goodnight" es increíblemente apasionada. Una moderna canción de cuna que posee un delicado ritmo, que con suavidad, se ve acompañado por un piano y el rasgueo sutil de una guitarra. Realmente hermosa y otras de mis preferidas!. Estupendo y cariñoso final para el álbum!.
Jamás había escuchado una música electrónica tan melódica y tan rica en sonidos. Good Sign es la mezcla perfecta, Davol ha encontrado el punto exacto en donde lo acústico y lo electrónico se unen en perfecta sintonía. Bellísimas composiciones con melodías muy pegadizas que sorprenden con cada escucha. Good Sign es un disfrute asegurado. Un álbum muy recomendable
reviewsnewage.com
22/06/10
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Raj Manoharan (www.rajmanreviews.blogspot.com)

The RajMan Review
1980s Billboard-charting New Age phenom Davol returns with a new collection of feel-good, instrumental electronic pop that, like the album’s title, is a Good Sign that synthesizer-based New Age music is alive and well and here to stay in the 2010’s.

From beginning to end, the album is anchored down by infectious, rhythmic sampled bass and percussion grooves over which Davol adds multiple layers of keyboard melodies, textures, and flourishes. Accompanying Davol on this sonic journey is Peter Maunu, who adds his luminous guitars to the mix, resulting in pure aural delight.

The most stirring tracks on the CD are the opener “Scarborough Days,” which has a very laidback though propulsive, cinematic, and rich and velvety Pat Metheny Group feel to it (in fact, it sounds like something off of PMG’s storied Secret Story disc), and “Nautikos,” with its sparse but riveting keyboard melody.

The title track “Good Sign,” “Going There,” and “A Place Here” have nice, mellow, light jazz sensibilities to them; “Truth 2010” and “Stay” are more upbeat dance techno; “Goodnight” is a fitting end with Maunu’s acoustic guitar and Davol’s keyboard coming together for gentle balladry.

Through it all, Davol maintains cohesion and solidarity with a singular style that recalls such artists as Vangelis, Tangerine Dream, Jan Hammer, Lyle Mays, Anthony Banks, David Wahler, and Michael Stribling. If you like those musicians, it’s a Good Sign that you’ll love this.
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Serge Kozlovsky / http://sergekozlovsky.com

Writings by Serge Kozlovsky
It must be confessed that I am a long-standing admirer of Davol’s music. Therefore I was waiting impatiently for his new album. And the anticipation hasn’t disappointed my hopes.

Davol’s new album “Good Sign” begins with harmonious aerial melodies which are easily listened to. This is the music of an established master. The music of Davol as usual is filled with hopes for the better and uninvented optimism. It has a healing power and can rapidly relax your mind.

Davol skillfully combines acoustic and electronic textures creating a very comfortable environment. When you listen to his uplifting music you realize that all diseases originate from the your state of mind and you are able to overcome every illness.

It is a joy to listen to the full of vital energy Davol’s music. It changes very quickly and you cannot be bored with the perfect keyboard solos and soft electronic background. The artist delicately adds flaring ambient vocals to his pulsating music.

This world needs to be changed and when you listen to “Good Sign” you realize that changes for the better will come soon.

Serge Kozlovsky
http://sergekozlovsky.com
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