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Bob Baran, “Escape Music: A New Dawn”

Scott Prinzing - Billings Outpost - Thursday, January 4, 2007

A prolific artist who has released eight CDs in the past two years, Bob Baran has covered ground ranging from ambient to jazz to new age to pop, all of it recorded with exquisite fidelity at his Gathering Wave Studio. I’m not sure about his claim to have represented a “new and original musical genre” with his “Escape Music” series, but it is beautiful and relaxing improvisational piano music in a similar vein to his 2004 “Sound Paintings” CD. Perfect for yoga, meditation or just watching a new dawn.