Jose Luis Serrano Esteban | A New Horizon (Special Edition)

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A New Horizon (Special Edition)

by Jose Luis Serrano Esteban

Contains pieces from nearly classical to electronic rock, and its main idea is reaching peace through the beauty expressed in its music compositions. The album takes the listener on a voyage through a broad range of imaginary landscapes.
Genre: New Age: Contemporary Instrumental
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1. Carmen (The Victory of Life)
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2. Coming to Life
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3. Colors of the Countryside
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4. Planet Earth
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5. The Start of a New Day
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6. Inner Light
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7. Solar
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8. Storm At Dusk
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9. Cosmos
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10. Moon
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11. Birth
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12. Spring Has Arrived
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13. Next to You
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14. Further Than the Milky Way
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15. Nearly Touching a Dream
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16. Vida (Life)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Beautiful instrumental music based on all kind of guitars, synthesizers, percussion... and flavoured with classical instruments as violin, flute, clarinet or piano. Blends classical with pop, rock, electronic among other styles.

- January 2012 TOP 8 in ECHOES radio,
- January 2012 TOP 3 in World Radio Airplay Charts (zone music reporter).
- February 2012 TOP 2 in World Radio Airplay Charts (zone music reporter).

The album "A New Horizon" was released in 2009. This new special edition includes one new album design (digipak), two new music tracks and three new musicians.

Some reviews:
"...The album takes the listener on a voyage through a broad range of imaginary landscapes..."
John P.Olsen, NewAgeMusicWorld.com

"The technical side of A New Horizon is matched by outstanding artistry by both the artist and his guest stars. This is "a new horizon" well worthy of being explored!" Bill Binkelman, Zone Music Reporter

".Like a fine wine, the album seems to increase in richness and complexity as it evolves.."
Michael Diamond, music producer, recording artist, and journalist in Los Angeles.

"A New Horizon is a gem, full of magnificent healing energy. I plan to play it on my first show of the new year and a lot more after that, I'm sure. Yesterday, the CD was my audio masseuse-on-call; it offered me solace and deep healing that I so badly needed. Thank you!"
Barry / Dr.B of Mana'o Radio Maui. Hawaii.

"...álbum de gran riqueza instrumental donde el sonido de las cuerdas se mezclan con teclados y sonidos ambientales, logrando el objetivo marcado por el artista: alcanzar la paz, pero sobre todo, consiguiendo la belleza más absoluta..."
Alejandro Clavijo, ReviewsNewAge.com

"...Jose Luis combines his skills and training as a versatile musician (guitar, keyboards, drum and rhythm programming) and as an electronics expert (music production, engineering, studio electronics, broadcasting, sound installations, etc.) to create music that is both beautiful and beautifully recorded..."
Kathy Parsons, MainlyPiano.com

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Kathy Parsons

From MainlyPiano
"A New Horizon - Special Edition" is the re-release of the 2009 album by Jose Luis Serrano Esteban with the addition of two new bonus tracks. Jose Luis combines his skills and training as a versatile musician (guitar, keyboards, drum and rhythm programming) and as an electronics expert (music production, engineering, studio electronics, broadcasting, sound installations, etc.) to create music that is both beautiful and beautifully recorded. Jose Luis has performed in rock, pop, blues, and folk bands and has also recorded in those genres as a guest artist. "A New Horizon - Special Edition" is his third release under his own name, and features guest artists on a variety of acoustic instruments that include clarinet, violin, piano, flute, guitar, and bass. Jose Luis performs on Spanish classical guitar, acoustic and electric guitars, electric piano, synthesizers, and percussion. The sixteen original compositions are varied in style, but all carry a warm invitation to find beauty and peace in the music.

"A New Horizon" begins with “Carmen (The Victory of Life),” a lovely and loving guitar piece composed for Jose Luis’ little daughter (who “sings” in a couple of places) - a charming start! “Coming to Life” features Jose Luis on acoustic and electric guitars as well as atmospheric keyboard sounds that create a lush backdrop for the more melodic guitars. The piece begins quietly and evolves into a glorious anthem. “Planet Earth” shows a bit of Jose Luis’ rock experience with impressive electric guitar playing over synth accompaniment. Soulful and elegant, it’s a moving tribute to our planet. “The Start of A New Day” features Nuria Felix on violin with light hand percussion and synth back-up. The second half of the piece becomes a lyrical duet for violin and guitar. “Solar” is one of my favorites, and reminds me of some of the great prog rock of not too long ago. The electric guitar lead is melodic with a touch of mystery while the background is dark and suggests deep space. “Moon” is an ambient guitar solo that soothes with its cool and gentle meandering. “Spring Has Arrived” is a lighthearted dance of joy with guitars and violin suggesting fresh beginnings and soft pastel colors. “Further Than The Milky Way” is my favorite track. The bittersweet melody has a heartfelt passion while the slow-dance rhythm gives it a gentle, sultry sway - love it! “Nearly Touching A Dream” is one of the two new tracks. Acoustic violin, flute and double bass join the guitar as well as synth strings and keyboard in a graceful flight of fancy. “Vida (Life)” is the other new piece - a delicate celebration of life with violin and guitars and synth in the background. It promises more great new music coming from Jose Luis Serrano Esteban in the future.

If you are like me and missed the original version of "A New Horizon," check this one out - especially if you like electric guitar as well as acoustic instruments. Recommended!
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Michael Diamond

Review excerpt from Music & Media Focus
“A New Horizon” is a masterfully crafted blend of new age, classical, rock, electronic, and world music, which was influenced in Jose Luis’ early years by recordings heard on the Windham Hill and Narada labels. Having expanded his instrumental palate to include Spanish classical guitar and a variety of acoustic and electric guitars, bass, piano, synthesizer, and percussion, he is also joined by a host of talented musicians.

A soft lilting melody on nylon string classical guitar over a background of subtle synthesizer and acoustic guitar sets the stage for what promises to be a relaxing instrumental excursion over the next 16 tracks. “Coming To Life” is a feel-good tune that oozes optimism and introduces percussion and Jose Luis’ soulful electric guitar playing to the mix. A lively upbeat air and Spanish influence pervades his “Colors Of The Countryside” composition, highlighted by some tasteful violin playing and Flamenco-style handclaps. Track four, “Planet Earth” is a multi-layered mélange of arpeggiated bell sounds, piano, synthesizers, guitars, drums, and more that evokes an expansiveness befitting of its title.

For a full length review of this CD and others, please visit: www.michaeldiamondmusic.com

A couple of my favorite tunes were the appropriately exuberant “Spring Has Arrived” and a mid tempo guitar driven piece called “Further Than The Milky Way” which had the feel of an instrumental power ballad by the rock group Journey, and is featured as a music video on his website. I could also hear a bit of Mike Oldfield inspiration in Jose Luis’ music as well. As may be surmised by the previous descriptions, there are a multitude of influences at play on “A New Horizon,” yet like sangria, they are tastefully blended and provide a festive and refreshing listening experience, brimming with originality and creative energy.
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