A New Horizon is instrumental music. Contains pieces ranging from neoclassical music to electronic rock. Its main purpose is to reach Peace through the Beauty expressed in music..
In January 2012, album was sent to international press and radio stations. In February 2012, it achieved TOP 2 in International New Age/World/Ambient broadcast charts.www.ZoneMusicReporter.com.
In December 2012 was YEAR 2012 TOP 10, after 7 months in charts. www.ZoneMusicReporter.com.
In March 2013, it was nominee to the 12th Independent Music Awards and in August 2013 became VOX POPULI WINNER as 2012 Best New Age Album www.independentmusicawards.com.
01 Carmen (the victory of life). My daughter Carmen revolutionized my life and the life of those around me, even some months before her birth.
She was determined to come to life even in difficult circumstances. And happily she succeeded.
02 Coming to life. Some say that since the moment of conception, the soul begins a descent to earth in order to gain its human shape.
03 Colors of the countryside.
The country in spring is a huge canvas full of color and life.
04 Planet Earth.
Our planet is just a grain of sand on the beach of the universe, but it is unique. Let's take care of our gift.
05 The start of a new day.
The first sunrays appear on the horizon, giving the necessary energy for life to begin. This piece is a version of a violin and guitar duet that I composed in 1997.
06 Inner light.
Look inside yourself and never lose sight of your soul's light, this is the only place where you will find the answers.
Sun and its attraction keep life in our solar system.
08 Storm at dusk.
Dark clouds do not allow us to see sunlight and our skin gets wet.
The immensity of the cosmos can not be described with words. Thanks to Carl Sagan for trying to explain it to us in his documentary.
When I realized, moonlight had entered through my room window... This piece is one of my firsts compositions.
A birth moves all that is established, and can even lead to the re-birth of those surrounding it.
12 Spring has arrived.
The cold has gone, trees blossom and life explodes once again.
13 Next to you.
Orchestral arrangement of a guitar piece. Dedicated to Rocío. Thanks for walking next to me.
14 Further than the milky way.
A longing for a distant blue planet while we are moving further away from the Milky Way.
BONUS TRACKS (Only in Special Edition)
15 NEARLY TOUCHING A DREAM (ROZANDO UN SUEÑO) It was originally a duet composed for violin and guitar. It has passed through different versions until it has been finally recorded. It is
about these moments where you think you have reached your dreams and when you try to touch them with your hand, they dissappear like a bubble exploding.
16 VIDA (LIFE)
Composed in 2010 and recorded in 2011, this piece was born as a lullaby dedicated to my daughter Carmen. I could not have started the path toward this new horizon without her, so I decided that she had to start and also close this disc.
All tracks composed, arranged and produced by JOSE LUIS SERRANO ESTEBAN.
SANTIAGO PUENTE plays clarinet in 13.
NURIA FELIX plays the violin in 03, 05, 08, 12 & 16.
COVADONGA SERRANO plays the piano in 08 & 13.
MARIA GLORIA ESTEBAN plays the flute in 06 & 13.
NACHO SERRANO plays the 12 string acoustic guitar in 14 and bass guitar in 09 & 14.
CARLOS CALVO plays the flute in 15.
ELISA MON plays the violin in 15.
CRISTOBAL CABALLERO plays the doublebass in 15.
JOSE LUIS SERRANO ESTEBAN: classical guitar, acoustic guitar, 12 string acoustic guitar, electroacustic guitar, electric guitars, bass guitar, piano, keyboards & percussion instruments (shakers, chimes, rain stick).
About "A New Horizon"...
The Chinese ideogram for "CRISIS" contains two ideograms and one of them means "OPPORTUNITY". My second disc has been born out of personal experiences during this time of crisis, and it has given me the opportunity to find A NEW HORIZON.
I have wanted to create this disc in its entirety in order to 'give birth' to it. I have composed, arranged, recorded and mixed all the music contained in this CD between april and october, 2009.
A New Horizon Special Edition contains two new bonus tracks, completely new artwork (digipack special package) by plastic artist and designer Juan Carlos Dosdados, and was recorded with the help of three new guest musicians. It was released in november 2011 to be internationally presented in january 2012.
Design is based in three pictures that I shooted:
* The "eagle" picture was taken at a height of 1783 meters, from the sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de la Peña de Francia, in Salamanca, Spain, in may 2009.
* The "clouds" picture was taken while I was flying over the Chinese province of YunNan, the name literally means "South of the Colorful Clouds", in june 2008.
* The "green field" picture used in Special Edition was taken in Cabanillas Del Campo, Guadalajara (60Km away from Madrid) in spring.