When New Age and Ambient music earned their current tags back in the ’80s, it was in almost every instance neatly packed into the album form (whatever the release format was used). The ambient/new age singles were practically a rarity, with many doubting the need for such releases.
Yet, even then, compilation (cassette) tapes were flourishing, and when streaming came in full force, releasing such music in a single piece of music form actually became quite a viable option, and not solely for promoting upcoming album releases.
That is why it is no wonder that Israeli musician Reginiano released his new piece of music “Time to Let Go” as a single. The music Reginiano makes actually transcends the ‘traditional’ ambient/new age categories moving it into the realm of (not so) newly-coined terms of reflection, relaxation, and healing music.
Using solely acoustic instruments (Eyal Reginiano – Guitar, Vocal, Sazbush, Double Bass, Cello, Percussion, Niri Sadeh – Ney, Yehonatan Luger – Violin, Chen Biran – Viola), Reginiano and his accompanying musicians locate their music here anywhere in the realm of the combination of folk, rock, jazz, classical, and world music.
Making such music requires not just artistic skill but also a good feel for any and all of the genres you touch upon here, and it is quite evident that Reginiano and his friends know exactly what they are doing.
Relaxation playlist, anyone?