The Luminous World Orchestra | Threading the Ether

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Steven Chesne

Album Links
The Luminous World Orchestra Steven Chesne

More Artists From
United States - California - LA

Other Genres You Will Love
New Age: Neo-Classical Classical: Choral Music Moods: Spiritual
Sell your music everywhere
There are no items in your wishlist.

Threading the Ether

by The Luminous World Orchestra

A highly unique, deeply spiritual voyage, Steven Chesne's cantata combines The Luminous World Orchestra with a heavenly choir singing profound, ancient Sanskrit chants.
Genre: New Age: Neo-Classical
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Continue Shopping
cd in stock order now
Buy 2 or more of this title's physical copies and get 20% off
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. Dawning
7:15 $0.99
2. Gratitude
5:29 $0.99
3. Om Mane Padme Hum
4:35 $0.99
4. Ascension
6:48 $0.99
5. Asatoma
6:25 $0.99
6. Buddha of Compassion
4:21 $0.99
7. Seedling
5:46 $0.99
8. Day of Atonement
4:40 $0.99
9. Gate
7:54 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Threading the Ether is a unique animal, difficult to categorize.

You'll hear the familiar Luminous World Orchestra sound where the soothing, undulating textures and majestic warmth of a Symphony Orchestra, combined with the gentle, lyrical melodies of instruments from all corners of the world, resonate together in a blissful interplay of sound. In “Threading the Ether”, a choir is added to the orchestra.

But what’s most different from the other Luminous World Orchestra recordings where there is a highly distilled simplicity and a great holding back of passions, "Threading the Ether" is a deeply personal piece fraught with longing and deep spiritual feeling.

“Threading the Ether” contains more counterpoint and complexity of texture, and the emotional palate is wider. This piece is still softly contemplative, but simply more “stops” have been pulled out.

As always, the colors of The Luminous World Orchestra range from the velvety strings of violins, cellos, and Chinese Erhu fiddle, to the sweet breathy tones of Japanese and Native American flutes, from delicately plucked guitar and harp to the round, ringing vibrations of Balinese Gamelan gongs...

...a sweetly colorful, meditative journey.

The unique music of The Luminous World Orchestra, led by film composer Steven Chesne, is spiritually inspiring, and gently empowering.

Luminous World Orchestra Reviews:

From the "New Age Reporter" Top Ten review:

"These two albums both conducted by Steve Chesne with the LWO were the high point of the year."


The Daily Om:

"it leaves you quietly transfixed and grateful to be alive to hear such beauty..."

"...great torrents of spiritual gratitude..."

"The results on the LWO's debut, ‘Deva,’ were astounding ."


Science of Mind:

"...beautiful, expansive music ..."

"... peaceful but powerful upliftment...."

"Steven's multi-dimensional music can take you deep into your heart as well as transport you to the far stretches of the cosmos."


New Age Retailer:

"The CD's haunting beauty is almost surreal."


Stephen Hill, "Hearts of Space":

"...their refined textures and skillful compositions take you someplace worth going.”


Light Connection Magazine:

"It's hard to write about the music of Chesne and the LWO in anything but glowing superlatives."

"...unabashed emotional and spiritual passion."

"A masterpiece of haunting beauty..."

"...emotionally evocative, lush...surreal."

"Gossamer...a tonal painting, translucent, with wave upon wave of pastels of unrivaled hues ..."

" indescribable sonic tableau..."


John Diliberto, Host of "Echoes":

"As The Luminous World Orchestra, Steven Chesne makes a subtle music whose deceptively austere arrangements result in a lush emotional resonance..."


Aura Magazine:

"Chesne has done something unprecedented with these familiar sounds. The result is cohesive and masterful, creating an elegant environment..."

"This is a graceful recording..."


Michael Foster, "Ambient Visions":

"...He deftly blends orchestral arrangements ... an impressive palette upon which he paints his sonic pictures for the listener to enjoy..."


Christopher Albright, WTUL-FM:

"Poetry for the Ears, Mind and Heart"



Essential Wellness Magazine:

"The result is complex, rich and evocative...interesting and engaging enough to hold interest in focused listening. This is music-lovers music..."


Zone Music Reporter:

"...amazing in compostion and implementation..."

"...reverent and eloquently engaging."


New Age Reporter:

"...The list of awards that Steven Chesne has garnered is staggering and longer than this review..."

"...His quixotic collusion among ethnic instruments and the orchestra is unique, refreshing and above all else, stimulating."

"...Although each album can be enjoyed immensely on its own, I highly recommend that you pair up the two for a long, long period of aural enjoyment and sensual inspiration. The Luminous World Orchestra is enlightening."


Creations Magazine:

" out of the ordinary offering..."

"Lyrical motifs in rich and beautiful musical settings, often cinematic in quality, convey a great depth of emotion throughout ..."

" with metaphysical healing properties...."


American Salon:

"I love the collection of soothing melodies on Muses of Aqua by The Luminous World Orchestra."


Spirituality and Health Magazine:

"...soul nourishing music..."

" ethereal song of love and devotion to the spirit of life."

" and satisfying."


Daily Om :
Music Review, Muses of Aqua

"...going even deeper into the zone where mysticism and classicism combine and form beautiful new visions in the clearing mist."

"...inspired late-night brilliance. It’s the perfect soundtrack for meditations..."

"...slow and dreamy in an elegiac meditation..."

"...a forgiving, cleansing sweep."


Zone Music Reporter:

"...the graceful gentleness..."

"...simply how beautiful the music is - at times being almost too pretty to be aptly described."

"...a wonderous exploration of world influenced orchestral magic."


Mostly Piano:



"This composer is not willing to remain stationary. His enthusiastic, adventurous spirit blends multiple genres that are gorgeous and accessible yet are still very unique and creative."

"...fascinating schoral arrangements that will simply elevate you..."


Spirit Seeker Magazine:

"...deeply moving music. It is highly accessible, easy to listen to, nourishing, satisfying, contemplative, and relaxing."


Four Corners Magazine:



New Age Retailer Magazine:

"...especially lovely are 'Mantra,' 'Child King,' and 'On the Hill.'"


New Connexion: Journal of Conscious Living:

"...thought provoking, meditative and with a spiritual quality that lends one to being fully present in nature." "...relaxing and quite wonderful. "


Natural Awakenings Magazine:

"Steven Chesne, who has scored more than 300 films and television shows in Hollywood, is focusing his remarkable talents in a new direction."


Arizona Networking News:

"...the warm caressing sounds of the orchestra...gently empowering melodies useful for meditation, yoga, massage, and relaxation."


The Muses Muse:

"...a seamless whole that transcends either genre."

"...beautifully melodic, richly harmonic and finely textured."


Christopher Albright, WTUL-FM:

"Upon first hearing, I was impressed by the contemplative nature & spiritual quality of The Luminous World Orchestra sound. It has been a regular choice for a few months & will continue to reside, proudly, in the WTUL Library."

____________________________, Music Magazine:

"...the wonderful new album 'Threading the Ether.'"


Andy Blossy, KUAC-FM:

"...thoughtful, meditative and much more. I am grateful to have this music in my library..."

"...This music will be around for a long time."


Lloyd Barde Productions:

"...their third exquiste recording...”


‘Muses of Aqua,’ ‘Deva,’ and ‘Threading the Ether’ are Editor's Picks
in the CD Baby New Age Category.

‘Muses of Aqua,’ ‘Deva,’ and ‘Threading the Ether’ have been in the Top 20 in the following National Public Radio playlists:

Echoes, Night Breeze, Audioscapes, NightLight, Oasis, Planetary Prismatic Psonics, Athan's Journey, Cheezmuzik, Soundwaves, Solitudes, The Pit, Shades of Classics, Soundscapes, Journeys to the Infinite, Music from Beyond the Lake, Earth Tribe Jamin, Acoustic Resonance, and Radio Mir.

‘Threading the Ether’ made it to #16 on the New Age National Radio Broadcast charts.
‘Deva’ and ‘Muses of Aqua’ were included by "New Age Reporter" in RJ Lannan's Top Ten Recordings of the Year

‘Threading the Ether’ made KCUR's "Night Tides" picks, for the Top 10 Albums of 2009

Both Muses of Aqua and Deva were nominated for the 2007 NAR Lifestyle Music Awards, for Best Meditation Album

‘Muses of Aqua’ made the TOP 5 CDs
in the CD Baby ‘New Age/Yoga Category.’




to write a review