From time to time people ask for recommendations for new artists or groups to listen to in terms of beautiful spiritual uplifting music. And whilst many people have heard of the more mainstream artists such as Enya, Yanni, Kitaro, Secret Garden and Medwyn Goodall etc i thought i should start a new post whereby you can add your favourite "spiritual" or "new age" or "uplifting music" here so that others could check out some new artists and benefit from that.
Some of my favourites in no particular order are:
2002 : beautifully melodic new agey music
Aeoliah : music as if composed by the Angels
Scott Huckabay: this guy "channels" guitar and is often called the Trance Guitarist
Armik : flamenco guitar music with accompanying instruments - very happy, and upbeat and an amazing guitarist - guaranteed to make you feel good
Oliver Shanti and Friends - especially his Tai Chi Too album.
Medwyn Goodall - many albums but i like Way of the Dolphin and Way of the Ocean
Deva Premal - one of the most beautiful female vocalists singing mostly Mantras in Sanskrit - very powerful and meditative!
Amethystium - upbeat new age sounds
Libera - young boys choir - absolutely heavenly - highly recommend them, will give you goosebumps!
Cantamus - a female version of Libera sort of - see above.
Lesiem - if you like a modern, Western and up-tempo CD of Monks singing that actually is great to listen to then this is one of the best male monk choir groups around.
Raphael - beautiful, gentle music
Nicholas Gunn - great modern Native American Indian influenced music.
Keiko Matsui - a Japanese piano player whose music is a combo of piano, jazz, new age etc but her stuff is very upbeat and the perfect background sounds that re very interesting and yet that you know nearly everyone will enjoy. Recommended.
Asha - male singer, often with guitar and syth etc...etc....very beautiful lyrics and songs!
Well, there's just a handful of mine, please add your own and let's learn about some great new musical artists from one another!