- Mike M., Staff Reviewer, Real.com (Mini-Album Review), 2004
"Dances in the Mist" was recently selected as a Staff Pick, New
Dances in the Mist is a captivating journey of richly textured, beautifully melodic compositions by Sharon West. This debut album of all original instrumentals is a mixture of New Age, Jazz, Contemporary Classical and Electronica songs designed to relax, inspire and rejuvenate listeners.
Quote from a recent article (7/15/04) on Sharon West and her music in the Naperville Sun: "West's upbeat instrumental music, which she describes as "revved-up New Age" with pop, symphonic, jazz and electronic elements, is meant to soothe yet intrigue, to comfort while coaxing listeners to take on life's big questions: Why are we here? What purpose have we?
Those very questions prompted West to establish Dusty Dreams Productions, her independent record label, as an outlet for her music. The name was inspired by West's realization that dreams get dusty, but they don't die."
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Sharon writes about the CD:
"When I started composing Dances in the Mist, I set out to provide an overall experience to the listener of an inspirational, reflective and relaxing journey. The concept I used to compose and sequence the songs was of a dream-like journey of my soul traveling on a horse into a magical and mystical forest for a couple days and nights. The horse stops at various parts of the forest so that I can see and experience each of the Dances in a meaningful flow of rest, fun and learning. Horses in mythology and folklore are frequently associated with sacred journeys to and from an Otherworld, so the adventure is enlightening, peaceful and restorative before going back into the regular world. I hope this album provides that kind of journey for you over and over again."
Some Customer Reviews:
"Love the CD - very, very, very good! Enjoyed every song tremendously, especially The Mystical Forest and Glimpses. All wonderful. This is great stuff!"
"I listened to your CD all day yesterday at the office. Nice calming music."
"Each time I listen to your CD, I like it more and more! Thanks!"
"Sharon...I'm listening to your CD. It is incredible...very impressive and perfect for my office music."
"I really like the melodies and atmosphere that you setup for the songs. There is some really good stuff going on here!" Rob S.
"Thanks so much for your wonderful music...it is brilliant! I'm so glad you took the leap of faith and produced it." JoEllen F.
"We are SO enjoying your CD. We are very impressed with your talent. The variety and consistently intricate details of your work is great!"
"Dances in the Mist is absolutely inspirational! The music is both soothing and uplifting, and a pleasure to listen to over and over. When can we expect the next CD?"
Check out the artist's website:
1. Mystical Forest
2. The Awakening
3. Dancing Fountains
4. Twilight in the Mist
5. Breath of the Spirit
6. Memories & Dreams
7. Perfect Day
8. Moving Mountains
9. Sky Cathedrals
10. Field of Peace