Moonlight Suite

Relaxing Inspiration

In 1983 Ariel moved from Paris to Hamburg to live with his sweetheart. He bought a 4 track ¼” tape recorder and composed Moonlight as a suite of vignettes illustrating Shamballa, the land of silence and bliss. Nightingale Records (his publisher at that time) needed a new age version called Rainbow, so Ariel added birds to the mix when they published a cassette (Ariel was not satisfied with the sound quality though). Then he left for Hawaii, raised a son and did not remix and remaster until… 2018. This time (almost) no birds.

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  1. Rising Star, 2:01, Guitar, drone, flutes, keyboards, effects… the night brings darkness and mystery...

  2. Moonlight, 9:32, Violin, guitar, flutes, keyboard. Here comes the moon, Light of the reminiscent shadow.

  3. Shamballa, 6:22, Saxophone, drone, zither strings,. Longing for the mythical place of peace where wisdom reigns and people are happy.

  4. Memory, 1:48, Violins, guitar. Reflection of the moonlight, a forgotten dream.

  5. Lullaby, 3:40, Electric piano (Karunesh), flute, zither sing a children melody.

  6. Arc en Ciel, 4:04, Voices, synthesiser, keyboards, and birds. Between Sky and Earth is a spiritual alliance via a rainbow.

  7. Setting Star, 2:32, Just  simple strings, the ocean and birds… silence…

  8. Moonlight Caress, 4:14  Silver flute, keyboard, bells and Wasp synthesiser. Slowly, till the end of the breath in a kiss to the evanescent. (Additional track)