Garden Journey is the result of over a year of passionate composing and introspective music making, celebrating the glory of Creation.
In this debut solo work by Yarred, Electronic and Ethnic Intruments are expertly fused into an evolving sound painting which transports you to paradise.
Early on in the album project, Yarred spent time reviewing a number of different instruments and sound sources and labeled each one according to the color it portrayed in his mind.
He states, “One of my goals for this music was to have a wide sonic palette on each track. I wanted a lot of variety, a lot of sparkle, a lot of finesse, and I knew I would have to be more intentional about which sounds I could arrange together at any point in time. If every sound I used on one track was a warm, low-key sound, and on another track lots of high-end treble and rapid motion, it just wouldn’t do. Every track needed to present a rainbow of sound color.”
After assembling his “artist’s palette” of sounds, Yarred began working on each piece to center around a certain environmental or ethnic emotion. Slowly but surely, an overall theme began to emerge. “I got more and more excited as I reviewed the latest mixes. I hadn’t realized it when I first set out, but I was making a musical celebration of the Creator’s beauty throughout the world. The sounds of peoples and natural places across the earth had blended together seamlessly!”
Thus was born Garden Journey, the first album in a series of Light Ambient music productions from Yarred. Dim the lights, turn up the music, and let Yarred’s joyful and exotic acoustic and electronic sounds sweep you away into a vision of paradise.
Yarred was a lover of 80’s classic synthpop & electronic music long before it was cool. Nice to see the world catching up.
As a modern purveyor of retro-flavored electronica, Yarred is equally comfortable on stage or in the studio. Yarred combines cutting-edge DJ-style live groove production with classic keyboard playing on analog and digital synthesizers....more