Diane Arkenstone & David Arkenstone – The Crystal Shores (Spotify)

“How much beauty can be found in Neoclassic sound? Diane & David Arkenstone have managed to reach perfection in their new creation. Mesmerizing, crystal and fragile patterns unfold in great harmony, bringing peace in our hearts and souls. Big respect for the artists!”

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This is the third track from Diane & her longtime GRAMMY-nominated composing and producing partner David Arkenstone on their new album, Avalon: Between Earth and Sky, releasing March 2022. "We both love Celtic history, myths and magic, which is why we wrote the first Avalon album. And this new album is the continuation of the first one but from the feminine point of view, as the feminine energy gains power and recognition in the world, and keeps Avalon alive. This track represents the Queen's place of solace, growth and deep thought where she shed her tears, grief and old life. As old energies are washed away by the Crystal Shores, she gains new energy, strength and empowerment, as she walks into her new life.” Diane's music has been featured on Amazon's Spa and Meditation channels for many years, and the original Avalon album has garnered millions of streams since release. This is a gorgeous fantasy album with full orchestration, live players, and vocalizations.

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Diane Arkenstone, David Arkenstone – She Reigns Through Tears – song by Diane Arkenstone, David Arkenstone | Spotify (Spotify)

“Airy, almost unreal vocals seep through the general lyrical mood. Such an interesting characteristic distinguishes this composition from many others earning the attention of many listeners. Magic music and great listening pleasure!”

“Через общее лирическое настроение просачивается воздушный, практически внеземной вокал. Такая интересная находка выделяет эту композицию среди многих других и заставляет обратить на себя внимание. Волшебная музыка, нереальное удовольствие от прослушивания!”

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Neo Pacifica Recordings announces the release today of a new single by iconic instrumentalists Diane Arkenstone and David Arkenstone. Titled “She Reigns Through Tears,” the track is taken from a forthcoming album, Avalon: Between The Earth And Sky, which is a follow up to their classic album Avalon: A Celtic Legend. The magical, fully orchestrated track produced by both, features Diane on guitar and vocalizations and David on keyboards, guitar, mandolin, penny whistle and programming. Accompanying them is Luanne Homzy on violin and viola.

The highly imaginative fantasy narrative of Avalon is continued on the new single, but from a feminine point of view. They note: “’She Reigns Through Tears’ represents the Queen's old life being torn from her, yet as Queen, she has the responsibility to carry on. Behind the crown she wears a stoic face and hides a saddened heart, while deep inside a powerful change is being born.”

ABOUT DIANE ARKENSTONE

For well over 20 years, musician Diane Arkenstone has gained worldwide acclaim with her extensive repertoire of distinctive instrumental recordings which garnered much success within the ambient, health and wellness circles. Diane has incredible success with Neo Pacifica, the independent label she launched with David Arkenstone in the late 90’s. Yet at heart, the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist--who recalls penning her first song at age three, four years before she first picked up an acoustic guitar—has always been a soulful storyteller, passionate and artful at weaving emotions through a perfect blend of graceful melodies and poetic words.

Diane’s success in the realms of Celtic, global and Native American music is unparalleled, both as a recording artist and label/owner entrepreneur. Having seen the challenges her then-husband and frequent musical partner David Arkenstone was having with the big labels he had signed with, Diane—without any formal business training—launched Neo Pacifica Recordings and her publishing company Mulamu Music, with the simple goal of releasing their own music.

She has never let the lines of genre stop her from exploring the depths of music and where it can take her.

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ABOUT DAVID ARKENSTONE

It is said that David Arkenstone brings a bit of magic to every project he does. That, along with over 30 years of experience and knowledge working in the film and music industries, 4 Grammy nominations, 22 Billboard hits and over 65 albums in release makes David one of the most prolific and established composers of our time. This world-renowned multi-instrumentalist has captivated audiences since he broke onto the scene in 1987 with his debut album, Valley in the Clouds. David’s distinctive tracks are unique fusions of cinematic rock, classical and world music which create “soundscapes for your imagination.”

Bringing incomparable diversity to his work, David enjoys creating a full range of diverse tracks from epic orchestral to minimalist scores. Whether a sweeping fantasy or dramatic score, simplistic piano solo, World of Warcraft game track, NBC Sports theme or a TV commercial, David delivers. And he is equally at home in studio or on tour when orchestras play his music. David enjoys touring and meeting his fans from around the world. “One of the most exciting things about performing live is the interaction I receive from the audience,” says David.

An adventure-seeker, David loves to travel and enjoys photographing the world. “My recent trips to Iceland, Asia and parts of Europe will surely inspire new music. I love to take listeners on journeys with me and I’m honored and surprised by how powerfully people respond to my music.”

David looks forward to taking your imagination on an adventure!

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Diane Arkenstone – Chapel of the Soul (Spotify)

“Etheral strings and soaring vocals combine with a beautifully understated piano to create Diane Arkenstone’s Chapel Of The Soul. The droning strings and repetitive piano combine to produce a calming piece, designed for reflection of the special moments of life and contemplation of the soul. ”

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Arist shared with Nagamag few words behind this song inspiration:

“ I had just finished a hike through a fragrant forest of juniper, piñon and pines trees, to clear my head. As I was walking through the trees, I felt strength and release in my body, mind and spirit, and thought of the forest as a kind of ‘chapel of the soul'. When I got home to the studio, the energy of the forest was still with me, and the song was born.” - Diane Arkenstone

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Diane Arkenstone – Safe in the Angel’s Wing (Video)

“A beautiful, relaxing piece of music to help you to meditate, heal or simply chill out. Perfect for background music to study to, or indeed to turn up the volume & become immersed in the virtuosity of the performance. A soft piano intro leading into gentle orchestration. Diane is without doubt an accomplished musician & this track is testimony to that.”

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Iconic songwriter, producer and business owner, Diane Arkenstone’s new instrumental single “Safe in the Angel’s Wing.” For three decades Arkenstone has been a pioneering multi-instrumentalist in the New Age genre having released a number of hugely popular albums on her own record label, Neo Pacifica since the early 90’s. She’s best known for her soulfully meditative and heartfelt instrumental recordings that have garnered millions of streams on platforms such as Amazon Music. The new album and music releasing this year continue this focus on instrumental recordings, with this new music meant to help people heal and relax.

For every project Arkenstone sets her mind to, there’s a truly sincere inspiration and with The Healing Heart, it’s a document of her journey as a heart surgery patient having endured operation after operation. Through it all she’s kept her focus on maintaining an optimistic outlook living her life based on the wellness principles she’s practiced her entire life, and that are truly reflected in her music. The term New Age is almost obsolete now, and Diane prefers to just follow her sincere artistic impulses which inevitably are centered on nurturing a sense of health and well-being.

Listen and watch the video to her new single “Safe In The Angel’s Wing” here: youtu.be/mP272mu57h0

The gorgeously impressionistic video is by Haley Monson—a frequent collaborator.

Says Arkenstone: “‘Safe in the Angel’s Wing’ was written after recovery from a 3rd pacemaker implant that did not go well. Minutes after the pacemaker was in, I went into cardiac arrest when one of the ventricles in the heart was not getting paced. The doctors rushed me back into the OR for more surgery, and although I was unconscious, I felt I was awake and being protected in an Angel’s Wing during the procedure. The image has stayed with me and is the inspiration for this song.”

Says Monson about the inspiration for the video: “Diane’s song led me to a thoughtful and meditative space, something that evoked the play of childhood and the mystery of the forest. By exploring pieces of the outdoors under the microscope, I was able to create a guided exploration into a world highlighted with ethereal charcoal accents. I collected moss, mushrooms, bark, stones, gems, acorns, etc. from a park I frequented in my childhood youth. I hope to create a tiny world of play and magic.

Diane’s song led me to a thoughtful and meditative space, something that evoked the play of childhood and the mystery of the forest. By exploring pieces of the outdoors under the microscope, I was able to create a guided exploration into a world highlighted with ethereal charcoal accents. I collected moss, mushrooms, bark, stones, gems, acorns, etc. from a park I frequented in my childhood youth. I hope to create a tiny world of play and magic.”

ABOUT DIANE ARKENSTONE

For well over 20 years, musician Diane Arkenstone has gained worldwide acclaim with her extensive repertoire of distinctive instrumental recordings which garnered much success within the ambient, health and wellness circles. Arkenstone has incredible success with Neo Pacifica, the independent label she launched in the late 90’s. Yet at heart, the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist–who recalls penning her first song at age three, four years before she first picked up an acoustic guitar—has always been a soulful storyteller, passionate and artful at weaving emotions through a perfect blend of graceful melodies and poetic words.

Arkenstone’s ongoing flow of songwriting energy also stems in part from a wealth of unique life experiences, including everything from the joys and heartbreaks of love to a lifetime of hardship and survival due to various medical ailments related to the complete AV block in her heart. Having recently had open heart surgery and the installation of her sixth pacemaker, and enduring 34 surgeries for heart, lung and kidneys starting in her early childhood, she is very much in tune with the sacredness of life; in 2004, she was an official spokesperson for the American Heart Association. One of the reasons Arkenstone took up guitar as a child was the fact that she could hold it close to her chest and feel the healing vibration of the strings and the wood against her body. While she trained as an opera singer and started singing in local clubs around Central California when she was 16, she ultimately chose modern instrumentals as a musical pathway because it was so “beautiful and healing for me.”

Arkenstone’s success in that genre and the related realms of Celtic, global and Native American music is unparalleled, both as a recording artist and label/owner entrepreneur. Having seen the difficulties her then-husband and frequent musical partner David Arkenstone was having being treated and compensated fairly by the labels he had signed with, Diane—without any formal business training—launched Neo Pacifica Recordings and her publishing company Mulamu Music, with the simple goal of releasing their own music.

She has never let the lines of genre stop her from exploring the depths of music and where it can take her.

For more information, visit:

www.dianearkenstone.com
twitter.com/dianearkenstone
www.facebook.com/diane.arkenstone
www.instagram.com/diane.arkenstone/
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