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A relaxing, therapeutic, and stress reducing form of music and sounds that is often referred to as ambient. We call it 'BRAVE NEW WORLD' music because it utilizes a whole new concept regarding form. Enjoy, relax, star gaze, meditate, or sleep to it.

About Eddie Zee

Back in the 60's, while I was still studying music, I was influenced by various factors that contributed in leading me along a certain path of musicianship. They were the BOSSANOVA (composer ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM's music in particular), composer / arranger HENRY MANCINI (I wrote to him then for advise to which he very kindly responded), winning an organ called the Hammond X-66, Yankee Stadium organist EDDIE LAYTON (who guided me with regard to my studies), and the best in music teachers. These teachers would prepare me for my admission to the HIGH SCHOOL of PERFORMING ARTS in NYC which led to a scholarship at JULLIARD. Later, I would would be sponsored into the arrangers workshop at the EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC. I spent many years working professionally in the recording business and played in jazz groups which included legendary musicians such as DOC CHEATHAM AND EDDIE HEYWOOD. I also ran a music school and operated a recording studio. Now the one factor or element that, I would say, maintained a level of dominance among all the factors, would be the BOSSANOVA. I say this because the bossanova allows for maximum harmonic creativity. The bossanova has some of the most fascinating new types of melodies that have ever been written (I call some of them harmonically dependent melodies, which is a good thing in certain cases). The bossanova has the most mesmerizing rhythmic background since the waltz, but yet is extremely contemporary and sophisticated in form. I am now a broadcaster on www.radiochroma.com which features the bossanova. You can hear the greatest hits as well as great new original material by many artists. You can also hear one of my songs, an instrumental at the time of this writing, called 'CAN YOU DREAM STRAWBERRIES and CREAM' soon to be released as a vocal. This one held the highest ratings at radiochroma.com (as provided as statistics by 'LIVE365'). I hope you will enjoy listening to 'STRAWBERRIES' and other CD's that I have made available at this site. Please do visit my site, sometimes we have special sales at the 'CD STORE' (find it on the home page at radiochroma.com). The CALL-IN # for radiochroma.com (and information or customer service) is: TOLL FREE (866)871-1900. Yours truly, Eddie Zee

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Ambient music, or music of the 'BRAVE NEW WORLD' (as we like to call it), differs from standard music in that it utilizes sound effects (such as the natural sounds of water or birds). There are other differences which include the possible absence of a clear melody line or any distinctive rhythmic elements. The form and structure of these works may also not be as clearly distinguished as they are in most standard music. This is not to say that 'ambient' music cannot have form, structure, melodic and rhythmic elements. There are simply no governing rules regarding how to create this music which is the reason that this may be the next BRAVE NEW 'EVOLVING' form of a classical music. Not anyone can create and produce ambient music that sounds great. It is our contention that one has to know the rules before one can break or make up new rules. That is why the CHROMA RADIO NETWORK would only present ambient music of a certain caliber. We will only present music that meets certain criteria and demonstrates that the creator probably has a good understanding of all of the elements of music even though some of these elements may not be incorporated into a particular work. Ambient music should create or generate a certain 'atmosphere' or state of mind. It is the primary goal of the CHROMA RADIO NETWORK that the music tracks we present on 'CELESTOPIA' have a rejuvenating and therapeutic effect on our listeners. We want you to be able to unwind and relieve the stress of the day by listening to our station. We want you to feel better, live longer, and enjoy your life more as a result of listening to the music we present on 'CELESTOPIA'. Life may have its' ups and downs but it's the way we deal with the downs that makes the difference in the way we feel. The first and foremost step in dealing with the issues of life is to reduce our stress levels to the absolute minimum. We think that 'CELESTOPIA' is a great first step in the reduction of stress and positive thinking. So relax, enjoy the music and sounds while gazing at a starry night, let the music lull you to sleep, or simply listen for the sake of listening to great music. 'CELESTOPIA' is a part of the CHROMA RADIO NETWORK and a sister station of www.RadioCHROMA.com. I'm Eddie Zee, DJ 'REALMACAW' of RadioCHROMA, and I invite you to call or write in at any time. Please check out our main website www.RadioCHROMA.com or you may copy and paste our 'CELESTOPIA' page address on to your web search bar: http://www.radiochroma.com/CELESTOPIA.html. Also, you may simply click the link (icon) above to get you right there. Our toll free telephone number is 866-871-1900 or you may e-mail us at: realmacaw@radiochroma.com or click the e-mail link (icon) above. We hope you enjoy this station and if you do, please let us know and tell a friend...Once again, I'm Eddie Zee from the CHROMA RADIO NETWORK.

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