Laura Olson | Moon Trees and Sun Seas

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Moon Trees and Sun Seas

by Laura Olson

Symphonic and solo ethnic instruments combine with electronics to create a fantasy and cinematically styled soundscape for the imaginative listener.
Genre: New Age: Celtic New Age
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The World Torn Into Halves
3:37 $0.99
2. Moon Trees
4:17 $0.99
3. All That Glitters
5:31 $0.99
4. Quiet Sky
3:13 $0.99
5. Through the Silver Forest
4:35 $0.99
6. Sun Seas
2:31 $0.99
7. Ship of Golden Light
2:25 $0.99
8. Unfamiliar Waters
4:42 $0.99
9. A Most Perfect Breeze
2:53 $0.99
10. Healed By an Aqua Garden
3:02 $0.99
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Album Notes
Part classical, part synthesized, Laura Olson nudges her listeners to greater frontiers of serious cinematic music. Featuring 10 brand new tracks, her fourth album aims to delight fans of fantasy and symphonic styled music. Deeply personal, it reflects her love of the world above and below us by interweaving reality with imagination.

Moon Trees and Sun Seas is an album loosely woven around the idea that the world is symbolically torn in half and through events, is healed. It is pure fantasy and largely symphonic with less electronics than what was used in my previous album
Gypsy Road. The opening horn call in the first track The World Torn Into Halves enchants the listener into a magical story-telling atmosphere that continues throughout the album. The listener discovers new far-away places that are from the Moon Trees or darker (but not sinister) side of this world. Eventually wintery antique sleigh bells transport us Through the Silver Forest on a fast paced ride into the gentle sun side. In Sun Seas we discover the bright beaches and oceans where we discover Golden Ships of Light and the life under the sea. The album concludes when the fantasy world is Healed by an Aqua Garden in a majestic heroic moment of imagination. My website includes a wonderful scuba video that this music is set to. My favorite part is the graceful flight of the sea turtle near the finish.

A word from the composer -
Fantasy is everywhere in art, literature, and cinema, full of creatures and environments that only exist in our imaginations. Recent innovations in cinemas and digital technology have allowed us to finally craft these environments into visual and sonic reality. These songs are my own soundscape visions that travel from a dreamily dark and old gaelic world through secret gateways into the light. Every single one of my songs are designed to reflect a far away place or time, whether it be from Egypt or China or from the Elizabethan Renaissance to early medieval times. Some even reflect current Dance EDM or sci-fi space opera events. All of the songs have enjoyable melodies that weave in and out with darkly exotic, and rich harmonies.

You know, I could listen to your music all day! This is so good! It's deLIGHTFUL!
- M. Bono, subscriber Number One Music

If you like David Arkenstone, Hans Zimmer , Yanni or any of the awesome game or film music scores, then this album is for you. - Tad P. Tuck, WAG magazine

Laura Olson’s previous album releases include the popular Mossflower Country (2010) inspired by the award winning RedWall series of youth reader books. Her score for web TV’s Border Guardians of Ackernon (2011) is composed with large scale orchestrations and choir in the scope of a big-budget feature film. Her third album Gypsy Road (2012) takes us to far-away places of musically rich landscapes in Myths and Legends. Her current projects include scoring Aqua Sports Expeditions, a soon to be released scuba TV series and sheet music releases of select songs for harp.



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