Laguna Beach, CA (Top40 Charts/ Great Scott P.R.oductions)
March will prove to be a monumental month of music, mermaids, fantasy, romance, and celebration for iconoclastic composer-producer and multi-instrumentalist David
Arkenstone. The 3-time Grammy nominee released his latest musical adventure, "Lovéren," yesterday (March 5) on the MRI/Sony RED-distributed QDV Recordings in conjunction with his 25th anniversary as a pioneering recording artist who has conceived sprawling soundscapes for imaginary worlds on virtually every frontier. Based upon an original mermaid love story that he commissioned, Arkenstone wrote and produced the already critically-lauded "Lovéren" with divinely-voiced vocalist Charlee
Brooks. Produced by award-winning filmmaker Victoria
Paige Meyerink, David
Adventure will premiere March 16th as an astonishing multimedia concert event at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA that will be filmed for television broadcast and DVD release.
Having created visionary award-winning musical escapades, including 20 albums that hit the Billboard chart, motion picture and television scores, and music for best-selling video game "World of Warcraft," Arkenstone dives deeply into previously uncharted waters to reinvent himself yet again on "Lovéren," which he describes as an album "that I consider to be one of my best in many ways." Against richly-textured backdrops of lush neo-classical and audacious world music sonicscapes meticulously painted by the master musical illustrator, Brooks sings primarily in an aquatic language that she created for the recording called Mermish, a dialect she defines as universal because it is based upon emotion.
"Lovéren" will be performed live in its entirety at David
Adventure by Arkenstone and Brooks along with a full orchestra, choir, the extraordinary Cirque de la Symphonie acrobats, Celtic dancers, elaborate costumes, digital stagecraft, intricate lighting design and breathtaking special effects. After "Lovéren" is presented, a career retrospective culled from Arkenstone's revolutionary catalogue will be performed by the accomplished instrumentalists, singers and percussionists, including spotlight soloists Karen
Briggs (dazzling violinist), Eric Rigler (piper featured in "Titanic" and "Braveheart
") and John Serrie (keyboard marvel).
Below is a sampling of the praise critics have bestowed upon "Lovéren":
"Brooks' voice intertwines effortlessly with Arkenstone's sparkling surfaces and all of 'Lovéren' shimmers." - All Music
"Traversing new age and world music rhythms with crossover pop vocals sung by Charlee
Brooks, and magnificent orchestrations are the leading attraction on the newest album fans will surely be calling the best David
Arkenstone album ever!" - New Age Music
"'Lovéren' will thoroughly enchant his vast legion of fans, as well as sway others into the fold who will find both the music and Charlee
Brooks' siren-like voice damn near irresistible." - Zone Music
"A stellar musical adventure for the heart and soul for all listeners but especially for those that long for and appreciate the beauty of exquisite melodies and the ebb and flow of a complete production." - Critical Jazz
"Have you ever heard an album and from the moment the first notes tickle your ears, it is love at first listen? That is the best way to describe the rush of emotion that took me over with the symphonic tapestry of song and sensation invoked by the vocals, depth of story and music in 'Lovéren.'" - Muzik Reviews
"An extraordinary project, this is my favorite David
Arkenstone recording from his very long and impressive career." - Mainly Piano
"'Lovéren' is an impressive album, both sonically and in content - the music and the 16-page booklet provide a launching pad to set your own imagination soaring." - The Borderland
"There can be no doubt that 'Lovéren' is a transcendent example of musical mastery that will inspire the imagination of listeners for years to come." - Michael Diamond Music
"One of the most impressive albums of recent times - master work." - Ascentor
Tickets for David
Adventure are available now at the Alex Theatre box office, by phone at 818.243.ALEX (2539) and online at https://www.alextheatre.org/calendar/events/index.php?com=detail&eID=669&year=2013&month=3.
Additional information about Arkenstone is available at www.davidarkenstone.com.