If you are unfamiliar with Nick's music this is a great album to provide an overall Nick Ashron vibe! For people who are already familiar with his music it gives a taste of the diverse range of styles from all (but his most recent) his albums and features tracks by Nick Ashron's Elfin Spiral.
Elfin Spiral is a collective of musicians and artists producing alternative and uplifting dance music - where Ambient Trance and Psychedelic Chill Out meets Electric Guitar and Instrumentals. Elfin Spiral was formed by Nick Ashron in 1995 (when they performed at the prestigious Glastonbury Festival Green Fields) as a vehicle for creating a diverse range of inspiring visionary dance music featuring many different guest artists and DJs. Founder Nick Ashron says"The intent of my music is to take the listener on a journey of healing and transformation to a higher state of being".
* 'Lovers Lullaby' also inspired the new track 'Hush Little Dreamer' with additional vocals by special guest singer Regin Le Faye from Nick's new album in progress - Down in the Greenwood (also featuring Trevor Lloyd on violins and Steve Mitchell of Soul Path on keyboards). Watch the new music video promo below!
Influences / Sounds Like: Musical influences and comparisons include; Debussy, Steve Hillage, early Genesis, Steve Hackett, Yes, Camel, Wishbone Ash, Clannad, Kate Bush, Isao Tomita, Ozric Tentacles, The Orb, Banco de Gaia, System 7, Transglobal Underground, Eat Static and Platipus Records.
Hush Little Dreamer (Lovers Lullaby) Music Video:
(N.B. NOT on Selections - look out for the new album in progress!)
"Having spoken to Nick at Pontins a few weeks ago and not knowing anything about him I decided to visit his website and was fascinated, so interesting. I did not know anything about Healers or the Spiritual world, I was there fundraising for a Wildlife Rescue Centre.
I decided to try the Selections CD and love it, particularly Moebius Twist and
Lament for the Trees, I will certainly be ordering more CDs in the future..."
Janice Vearncombe (Taunton Devon UK, April 2011)
" I have just downloaded a couple of your albums from Amazon and love them.
I have finally found some spiritual music I feel really connected to. Thank you." Amanda Pay (April 2011)
"The very best from over the years of this great musical talent all on one album." Philip Gardiner (Real2Can Records)