The fifth month of the year 2016 and Billboards Top 10 New Age are tunes that soothe and take you to that inner space and time or somewhere far away. There have been a few that have left the top ten and a couple new ones on the board since last month. What does New Age mean? It’s a grass roots term that describes a deep movement and references spirit and some say the intellect. New Age can be related to the Age of Aquarius and that consciousness is about to enter a new realm or shift. It is music that resembles and strikes that certain chord internally to remind us that we are not here by accident. Some people like electronic, some like it unplugged and earthier, sounds of nature, meditate, transcendental, inner space, raising vibrations, transformational, undemanding, visionary, emotional, ambience, themes, primordial and holistic. If you can feel any other descriptive words that give way to the aura of New Age please add your comments.
Still number one with magical, misty, textures of Enya’s Dark Sky Island is still taking us through the magical gates in a perfect fairy’s home that helps us to relax and feel at home. It is an essential masterpiece to add to your New Age collection if you did not go right out and get it. Released in November 2015 by Aigle Music for Warner Music it will be the absolute companion for beach and sand rhythms or a lay back in the lounge chair poolside. No need for a good summer’s read when you are listening let Enya’s middle English auric dimensions take you there.
Armik’s Romantic Spanish GuitarVolume 3 rises from number six right (I’m rolling my R’s ) in cozy behind Enya for number two. My skirt is still twirling and shifting direction to these lovely melodic vibrations of the Spanish guitar just call me New Age Charo in my “zone” like no other in my cha cha heels on the tile floor.
Sensuous Chill Yanni has switched places with Armik from number two he goes into the number lucky number three position. Come and bring my angora poncho and let us take a magic international carpet ride darling. The album has been on the charts for 12 weeks now it was released in January 2016. It is mountainous it is volcanic it is a dolphin frolicking in the atmosphere or should I say Panda Bear. If you are a Yanni fan you know that he adopted Santorini the Panda to China by way of WWF. Santorini is Greek like Yanni, for the “beautiful panda of peace.”
Armik must be so busy with La Vida in the number four place on the Billboard charts. La Vida was in fifth place the last time we checked as the 27th studio album from the Mormon group. This marvelous dream escape has been on the charts for 30 weeks now. Can you dig it?
These fabulous folks have been on the chart for just one week only and jumped in right in fifth place. This album is awesome and calls to my soul to get down in the dirt with my bare feet Songs from the Black Cedar Hills is performed exquisitely by Songs of the Native American School. It is potent Indian chanting and healing. You can find them on iTunes and at Canyon Records for a price. Louie and his brother Dewey Gonnie sing to us of ancient transformations. I can feel the Black Cedar Hills and see them off in the distance. The album was released just on April 15, 2016 and they are making their way up the chart with a bullet. Smell the campfire.
Number six, Romantic Spanish Guitar volume 2 by Armik. It is relaxing Romantic Spanish guitar speaking of the Galapagos. It is classical, it is instrumental, it is passionate, World Fusion, flamenco Spanish guitar. I think of ambience when I listen but not of spa massage but of allurement, enticement, temptation, attraction, and fiery magnetism.
Number eight you will like if you are a David Bowie fan. It sprang on to the Billboard New Age chart as a number seven for three weeks now. Piano Tribute Players do justice to Piano Tribute to David Bowie and I think you will find it intriguing and a must have for all Bowie fans. Salute! Put this one on and enjoy some David Bowie-themed cocktails. It’s a jolly good tribute to the Thin White Duke.
Number nine, number nine, still here keeping villegiature Asian Mediation Music, 101 Songs, sound therapy for the mind body and soul. A holistic community of the minds, without the demands of discomfort and without artificial distinctions. It is an altar it is a choir. It is one lost mind whose thirst has been quenched. Released in 2015 by Music Paradise.
Number ten was in the number eight spot the last time. 40 Hymns For 40 Days Paul Cardall. Tenderly, gingerly, compassionately. The songs are old ethereal standbys for the most part and delicious to the soul. A divine good listen with Sunday brunch, in Sunday dresses, and Sunday ties with rolled up sleeves and classic manners and “How do you do’s.”
Number ten has moved into the number seventh place, Music For Deep Sleep, Various Artists. This one has been on the chart now for seven weeks and from the sleepy place of slumber it does not look like it is going anywhere soon. You know how people are about their sleep, they just love it and so many people have trouble doing it. Get this one Spinderella and glide it into your player and hour or two before bedtime while you get your before bedtime duties done.