“New Age Music with teeth” is how he describes the mellower side of his creative output which includes the new album “Sonoran Odyssey”. That said, Paul Speer has had a long and diverse career in music as a recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and is well known for 250+ projects bearing his name as producer. “Sonoran Odyssey” will be released on April 10, 2020.
A two time Emmy winner and a Grammy nominee, Speer is an active steward in the contemporary instrumental movement. “Sonoran Odyssey”, Paul’s 13th commercial release, was inspired by the desert of Southern Arizona, where he now resides. “Sunrise”, “Moonrise”, and “Monsoon” are sonic impressions of this unique landscape and are presented in different versions on the album.
Bonus tracks include a remake of “Behind the Waterfall”, the worldwide hit from the Lanz/Speer album Natural States, “Venus Rising” a collaboration with flutist Sherry Finzer, and the dark ambient soundscape of “Jupiter Via NASA” which features electromagnetic sounds of Jupiter recorded by NASA.
Sample the album on paulspeer.com
Press release by Higher Level Media