October 23, 2013
World flutest Peter Phippen’s and Arja Kastinen’s collaboration album, Lavender Calm, released in 2011. 15,00 € (incl. VAT 24%). Promotion Music Records, WI, USA. The album was ranked sixth on Karen Pauley’s “Delightful Dozen, Branches 2011” list (Nordic Roots and Branches, KSER, WA, USA).
“Drawing Down The Moon” is the opening track on the album. Opening with the kantele, the plucking sensation eases you into a sensation of contentment as Phippen begins to lightly play his flute. Seducing you into the twilight darkness, Phippen and Kastinen invoke magic as their combined instruments fuse together into a singular sensation of tranquility. If you are looking for a moment of peace and an escape from a hectic day, pour yourself a cup of tea and put on this album. Close your eyes, lay back and just listen. – Dana Wright, Muzik Reviews