Crown of Stars
Ariel Tebben returns in strong form with her second self-produced album Crown of Stars. Here is another beautiful recording overflowing with Ariel's haunting, ethereal sound. Her voice soars as never before, her Celtic harp, piano and guitar seamless, flowing and transcendent. For this collection she is joined by Producer/Musician Lara Michell, Flutist Jen Bernard and Engineer/Musician Jason Roark who bring their tremendous talent to these new songs. Included on Crown of Stars are eight new compositions by Ariel with 'Weeping Willow' and 'Artemisia' standing out among them. There are lovely renditions of traditional Celtic songs; a lilting Gaelic vocal 'An Mhaighdean Mhara', the Robert Tannahill classic 'Wild Mountain Thyme' and harp tune 'The Fairy Queen' by the legendary harper Turlough O' Carolan. 'Medellia of the Gray Skies', a great melodic song by Smashing Pumpkins/Zwan frontman Billy Corgan is also a standout track. Overall an outstanding album which will appeal to fans of Celtic, New Age and melodic rock from a gifted and visionary artist.