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Top 10 New Age Music Headlines of 2019

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The 2020s are here – believe it or not – but before we move on let’s take a look at the top 10 New Age music headlines of 2019!

I have a lot of top lists for you in the coming weeks. Most exciting is the Top 25 New Age Music Albums of the Decade (2010-2020), but I’m thrilled to present Top 10 New Age Music Albums of 2019 too, including the annual best album awards. I’m also, as usual, going to post the Top 10 New Age Music albums of the month (December) list. Wow!

In 2019 I published a post about New Age music every day, 5 days a week, the whole year straight. Thank you all for receiving my daily newsletter; I hope you find it useful and interesting.

I’m amazed by the quality of the music being released these days. On behalf of fans everywhere; A BIG thanks to the artists for their hard work. A BIG thanks to everyone who is following Newagemusic.guide on a daily basis too. In 2019 traffic to this page increased by over 30 % percent!

Here are the top New Age music stories of 2019 on Newagemusic.guide. It is no secret that Enya still is dominating every list around here 🙂

1. Enya Is Still Making Music – 2019 Update

“We are always together,” says Moya on her sister Enya to Irish newspaper Herald. She confirms that Enya is working on new music these days. “She’s grand – busy doing stuff. She is always recording.”

Read the story here. It is not much, but it is all we Enya fans need to keep our spirits up!

2. Top 10 New Age Music Albums 2018

2018 was a fantastic year for New Age music! The genre is growing in popularity and quite a few artists are making serious money. The number of releases is still very high. We published 200 news stories last year. Now we have counted every vote we received in 2018, and here is the top 10 album list. What an amazing collection of music! 

Check it out here!

3. Enya 2019 – No New Album In Sight – Check Out Her “Unofficial” 1st Instead – The Frog Prince

There is currently no news about a new Enya album. Her 2015 album “Dark Sky Island” is still doing very well, so there’s no rush for her to deliver a new release.

While you are waiting, why not check out Enya’s “unofficial” debut album “The Frog Prince” from Brian Gilbert’s 1985 movie? It is a surprisingly fresh and romantic album with at least 2 songs that deserve to be in your Enya playlist. Give it a go and see what you think. Who knows, perhaps it will turn into a prince?

Read the story here.

4. Loreena McKennitt – Live at The Royal Albert Hall

Hot on the heels of a busy spring and summer touring schedule, Loreena is poised to release a live recording of her celebrated March 13th performance at the prestigious and historic Royal Albert Hall.

Read the story here.

In November Loreena McKennitt – Live at The Royal Albert Hall was released.

5. Opium Moon Wins Best New Age Album

Watch Opium Moon’s speech for Best New Age Album at the 61st GRAMMY Awards! Nominated artists were Lisa Gerrard & David Kuckhermann for “HIRAETH“, Snatam Kaur for “BELOVED“, Steve Roach for “MOLECULES OF MOTION” and Jim Kimo West for MOKUMALUHIA – PEACEFUL ISLAND. But in the end Opium Moon won!

Read the story here.

6. Tangerine Dream 7-Album Box Set: In Search of Hades

On 14 June Tangerine Dream released a 7-album box set called “In Search of Hades: The Virgin Recordings 1973 – 1979”.

It is the definitive statement of this period in Tangerine Dream’s history, featuring newly remastered versions of the albums “Phaedra”, “Rubycon”, “Ricochet”, “Stratosfear”, “Encore”, “Cyclone” and “Force Majeure”, all drawn from the original first generation master tapes, and new Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound mixes of “Phaedra” and “Ricochet” by Steven Wilson.

Read about it here.

7. Karen Biehl – Starlight Dreams Review

Listening to Karen Biehl’s debut album “Starlight Dreams” got me thinking about Plato’s famous quote: “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” In Biehl’s music there’s a remarkable sensibility and existential longing. It makes you see the world in new ways. “Starlight Dreams” is, simply put, an outstanding solo piano debut.

Read the review here.

8. Dan Palladino – Pastoral Memory Review

Kate Winslet once said: “The countryside, particularly, is very good for my head.” I believe most people feel this way, in an age dominated by city life and everything that entails. Still, we cannot all escape to the country. Here Dan Palladino comes to our rescue. His new album “Pastoral Memory” is a collection of nature sounds with music. Each of the seven soundscapes offers a unique, easily perceived panorama. Close your eyes, and you’ll find yourself immersed by nature. Palladino has, without a doubt, delivered one of 2019’s finest meditation albums.

Read the review here.

9. An Update from Liz Story

Liz Story has recently posted an update/thank you message on Facebook. I’m sure Liz’ many fans around the world will be moved by it. 

“To All You Amazing-Inspiring-Outrageously Generous Friends and Supporters….

The past weeks of my life have been beyond any description I can find, without possibly just sounding insane.

Read it here.

10. Kokhe – Blue World

EverSound debut artist Kokhe presents the album “Blue World”. Like a well-written fantasy novel, it effortlessly transports us to a far-away dimension. From the “Temple Of Ellesyia”, via “Gateway To Korinthia” to “Across The Quiet Universe”, Kokhe’s album is musical world-building on a massive scale.

While still maintaining their separateness, the tracks on “Blue World” flow harmoniously together along barely rippling currents, taking the listener on a unique journey through scenic woods and dark forests before reaching a luminous destination.

Read about it here.

Wow, what a year 2019 was! I hope 2020 will contain just as much music & interesting news. Stay tuned 🙂

Above picture by Kai Stachowiak – License: CC0 Public Domain