Steven Chesne & The Luminous World Orchestra | Moments from the Life Stories of Strangers, Pt. 2

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Moments from the Life Stories of Strangers, Pt. 2

by Steven Chesne & The Luminous World Orchestra

The contemplative, the reflective, the joyous, the playful, and the transcendent, it defies categorization with elements of symphonic, international, sacred, and indescribably etheric music.
Genre: New Age: Neo-Classical
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Grace of Ganesha
Steven Chesne & The Luminous World Orchestra
6:06 $0.99
2. Perpetual Motion
Steven Chesne
5:03 $0.99
3. Brushing Through the Crowd
Steven Chesne
4:41 $0.99
4. The Mask of the Familiar
Steven Chesne
5:01 $0.99
5. Glory Story #541
Steven Chesne
7:13 $0.99
6. Cirrostratus
Steven Chesne
3:53 $0.99
7. For When Innocence Finds Compassion
Steven Chesne
4:01 $0.99
8. Cupid and Psyche
Steven Chesne
7:18 $0.99
9. Fruits of Persistence
Steven Chesne
4:53 $0.99
10. Voices in the Fountain: I. The Water
Steven Chesne
6:12 $0.99
11. Voices in the Fountain: II. Emerging
Steven Chesne
2:03 $0.99
12. Voices in the Fountain: III. Voices
Steven Chesne
8:27 $0.99
13. Voices in the Fountain: IV. Resonant Fragment
Steven Chesne
1:07 $0.99
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Album Notes
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."


Michael Diamond, Reviewer
Music and Media Focus
"... in my three decades as a music journalist, the compositions of Steven Chesne and The Luminous World Orchestra offer some of the most unique creative chemistry I’ve experienced."

"This album is a masterpiece, reflecting the harmonious fusion of diverse genres with classical and world instruments..."


R.J. Lannan, Music Reviewer
"It is the magical music of light. It is the radiance of stars..." 
"Chesne has been permanently assigned to my desert island list."   


Joe Kara, "LA Yoga" Magazine
""...poetic ebb and flow, an experience that defies labeling."


Keith Hannaleck, music reviewer
"...truly a slice of heaven.'


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.’




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