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No Age Music

by John Greenfield

Binaural Beat infused compositional journey featuring electric and acoustic guitar based Sonic Landscapes
Genre: New Age: Contemporary Instrumental
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Adirondack Rain
7:06 $0.99
2. Night in Paris
6:41 $0.99
3. Fractals
7:20 $0.99
4. Bam Y Dunya
7:11 $0.99
5. Chinese Musicbox
2:47 $0.99
6. Masters Walk
3:22 $0.99
7. Vibrancy
10:05 $0.99
8. Waves and Time
6:22 $0.99
9. Grandfathers Eyes
4:52 $0.99
10. Signature
0:26 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Guitarist and composer John Greenfield presents the first in a series of albums under the No Age Music heading.

Long before the term "Binaural Beats" was coined, I was fascinated by the effect outlined in Gerald Oster's article "Auditory Beats in the Brain" (Scientific American, 1973). No Age Music was conceived as also I appreciated how much language changes the impact of music. The part of the mind responsible for language engages a host of connections from physical to intellectual and emotional, while pure sound impacts the mind and body very differently.
There is emotion here as well, but its origins are primal rather than literal. A train whistle in the distance on a foggy morning...the far away calls of geese overhead as they migrate through the fall twilight....these things, like music or ambient sound like rain register in a deeper, older part of our minds than language.
As all binaural beat effects are intended to engage the mind directly via headphones, listening to No Age Music this way will lead to an experience unique from the album played through speakers however, the music is designed to be enjoyed in either mode. The binaural effects are designed to entrain brainwaves into states which yield progressive deep physical relaxation.

No Age Music is a series created to omit human language and embrace composition of both traditional and nontraditional structure.


I really believe in the power of music to transcend ordinary thought.
Music can also facilitate healing.
I hope the purity of this comes through.


Lofted by Greenfields' unique approach to guitar, No Age Music is a soul filled journey, a road less traveled, and a soundtrack for life unlike anything you've heard.

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Sifu Hui Cambrelen, Black Tiger Hall

An infinitely timeless masterpiece!
Maestro John Greenfield has composed an infinitely timeless masterpiece that transcends all limitations of form and conformity. Like the true masters before him, John is daringly creative, vibrant and inspiring. The harmonic blend of varied and sophisticated rhythms, alive with the genius of vision, ripples through our consciousness as a prayer throughout the universe.
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Erik Paulsen

Reminds me of Andy Summer's solo stuff, but better.
Enjoying the samples from your 'No Age' album while composing this e-mail.
Reminds me of Andy Summer's solo stuff, but better. The subtlety of Eno.
Right now 'Vibrancy' is playing, with a lead that has the timbre of Steve
Hackett's, which I always loved.
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Felicia Collins, C B S Orchestra - Late Show With David Letterma

A brilliant body of work!
DEEP!
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Greg Hanks

AWESOME!
John's music brings me peace. Helps my children to feel better, and I believe it has physical as well as emotional and spiritual healing powers
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Journal of Progressive and Electronic Music

First rate in every category!
This is Greenfield's first release on CD and features John on guitars, synths, fx and a lot of ingenious electronic wizardry. He is joined by his brother James on congas, ocharina, and percussion. The album also features John performing on the Infinite Sustain Guitar from Holland Magnetics. This instrument shares the same name as the guitar that Michael Brooks uses on "Hybrid" and several other ED/Opal releases, but all similarities end there. The Holland Magnetics instrument is more responsive to work with, a lot more sophisticated in it's amplification stages, and capable of an infinite array of aural nuances. John conjures up some incredibly dramatic textures with this instrument, and the ten compositions presented here maintain a finely tuned sense of dynamics. It covers a lot of ground both sylistically and texturally. At times acoustic guitarists like Kottke, Fahey, and Paul Adams come to mind as reference points. At others, his electric and processed guitar work could rub shoulders with David Torn, Robert Fripp, Metheny, and Steve Tibbetts. Got the idea yet? This guy is capable of virtuoso performances in a variety of settings. My favorite, and in my opinion the albums highlight is the 7 minute composition called "Fractals". It's a solo piece written for the Infinite Sustain Guitar. The sheer quantity of tonal variations and harmonic shifts in this peice is astounding. It's up there with Bill Frizell and Robert Fripp's best work. Actually, it's one of the most innovative solo compositions I've ever heard. The guitars are sometimes indistinguishable from the synths as the timbres constantly shift and modulate. The synth work, sampling, and processing add a great deal to the cohesiveness of the works. His brother also adds some nice percussion and wind on several pieces. James is at his best on "Bam Y Dunya" creating an expansive dynamic atmosphere below the shifting walls of guitar provided by John. The guitar work on this piece is similar to early 80's Metheny, somewhere between post bop and neo-classical. There is a piece dedicated to his grandfather with huge synth cathedral organs augmented by some really incredible classical guitar playing. It has beautiful melody lines on par with Mark Knopfler's "Local Hero" soundtrack. All in all, it's a great musical statement from a refreshingly origonal composer. First rate in every category!

-- Ben Kettlewell
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G E Smith, Guitarist And Musical Director

No Age Music is beautiful
A totally unique musical excursion, expanding the horizons of the modern guitar.
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Steve Brauner

Beautiful and Intelligent
John's music is a sonic journey which takes the listener
to a unique place where the analytic meets the esthetic. Highly Recommended.
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