This instrumental CD intertwines Asian influences with European and North American rhythms and chord progressions with subtle touches of environmental elements to captivate listeners.  Adult contemporary in nature, six extended pieces have the listener travelling through a variety of pleasant moods and styles.

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  • Genre:  Instrumental / New World Music
  • Release Date: June 16, 2005
  • Language: Not Applicable
  • ASIN: B000QZT69U
  • Total Length: 38 minutes
  • Compositions:

Gentle Journey (9:00)
Heartbeats (5:06)
Cloudburst (4:06)
Soul Seekers  (8:16)
Night Visions (6:24)
Quietudes (5:03)

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“Gentle Journey” is just that, a “gentle journey”, a path drawn of light and senses tingling. In the lead track from the aptly named “Quietudes”, we’re treated to a tender mix of sweet and soft sounds. Her music is like comfort food at its best, utilizing a tapestry of exotic instruments; everything from Spanish guitar to Asian chimes. The clever disc never lets up in our “journey” –- as we move from the rain of night in “Soul Seekers” to the concluding title track, “Quietudes”, which offers a mesmerizing combo of guitars and orchestral strings bright enough to delight even the stingiest of senses.
~ A & R Select (Hollywood, CA)

One Response to “Quietudes”

  1. Holiday Dreaming | ELYSE BRUCE Says:

    […] instrumental compositions take listeners back down the road they set out on with the release of “Quietudes” six years earlier in 2005.  This time, along with the Asian influences, Elyse Bruce has […]

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