Spiritual Incantations - RJ Lannan Artisan Music Review
We are delighted to showcase the excellent in-depth review of Stephen Rhodes' beautiful new album Spiritual Incantations... by the renowned and much respected journalist of New Age music namely Mr RJ Lannan.
Please do checkout RJ's wonderful website Artisan Music reviews... please click here.
Confession of X - CASSIS
Now for something a little different.
Fresh from the studio of Mix Master Alberto Hauss - a great dance track featuring the excellent female group CASSIS.
With three great versions including the Radio Mix, Darbruka Mix and the dynamic Elektro Groove Mix... 'Confession of X' is both hypnotic and pulsating in it's energy.
We all have secrets... we all have confessions we would like to make... but in the cold light of day we always answer the same "i've nothing to declare...."....
'Confession of X' by CASSIS.... out 17th July 2020. Available from iTunes, Beatport, Amazon, and all good on-line stores, as well as streaming from all your favourite platforms including Spotify and Apple Music.
For a sound "teaser" please click here.
Serene Dreams - Stuart Jones
An absolute feast of delights awaits the listener, with Serene Dreams offering nearly 60 minutes of the most calming and soothing music ever recorded. With beautiful melodies, lush orchestral arrangements to die for… all topped with a creamy layer of soufflé piano.
With titles such as ‘A Breath of Fresh Air’, ‘The Playful You’, and ‘The Ripple Effect’, Stuart has created an aural plateau with various emotions, each playing a key role in the listening experience… with strings, flutes, oboes, and choral pieces all playing their part in creating a cavern of mystery and enchantment.
Serene Dreams features a wonderful combination of musical layers, with soft strings and rolling piano, leaving you feeling refreshed, calm, re-energized, and ready to tackle the World once again.
Serene Dreams will beÂ available from iTunes, Amazon, and all good online-stores, as well as Spotify, Apple Music and all the best Streaming platforms....
from 10th July 2020.
Please click on the image below to enjoy the 3 Track Teaser.
One World Music Awards
We are extremely proud of both Stephen Rhodes and Stuart Jones who did brilliantly at the One World Music 2019 Awards which were hosted on Sunday 7th June 2020 .
Stuart came 1st with 'Rippling Waters' and Stephen's 'Spiritual Incantations' was 3rd… in what was really a tough and competitive category of the 'Best Piano with Instrumentation Album'.
When the final nominations were announced a couple of months ago, we were just over the moon to have the made the final 10... but on the actual night of the awards to have TWO albums in the TOP 3 is just fantastic! Both Stuart and Stephen are winners! A big thank you to Chrissie and Steve and everyone at One World Music…… guys you’re the best.
For the very best in newage and music for relaxation and wellbeing do tune into
Below is the full Top 10 placings... as well as 'Rippling Waters' and 'Spiritual Incantations' there are some magical albums amongst the nominees.
Garden of Love - The Mixes
Following hot on the heels of ‘Eternal’ we have another Freud masterpiece… Garden of Love - The Mixes’. For the first time we have four of the finest mixes of Freud’s classic track, including the original version, all superbly re-mastered for 2020.
Freud have long been considered to be a leading light of Ethereal / Celtic and World Music. Their two stunning albums Time Passengers and The Journey have been well received by public and media alike… with many of their tracks featuring on Compilation albums throughout the World. In fact we can’t think of one country where Freud has not been released. A video from Japan even appeared on YouTube in which two Freud tracks were played at a couple’s wedding!
With so many great Freud tracks to choose from, Garden of Love is one in particular that seems to capture the imagination of listener’s everywhere. With Maria Sanchez on vocals, Maria adds a sultry Spanish twist to the song with the stunning Jardin Del Amor.
Along with Jardin Del Amor, there is the clubby Elektro Mix’… the chilled Terra del Sol Mix, and the original version… all re-mastered for 2020.
Please click on the image below to hear a taster of the Garden of Love via Apple Music...
In Your Car - The Mixes
Following hot on the heels of ‘Spend the Night’ we have another Cool Notes masterpiece in the release box…. In Your Car. For the first time, we have seven of the finest mixes of the Cool Notes classic hit, including both the original radio and the extended 12” versions, as well as five mixes which were originally released in Germany some years ago but nowhere else…. until NOW!!!
Available from all good on-line stores including iTunes, Amazon, Beatport, as well as being available on all your favourite streaming platforms.
Please click on the image below for a taster via Apple Music...
Spend the Night - The Mixes
At long last the classic Cool Notes hit 'Spend the Night' is available... NOW!
Including the Original 7 & 12 versions... the powerhouse 'Sunshine Mixes', the smooth Le Classique Mix and the coooool Boogie Mix!
Spend the Night - The Mixes - available from all your favourite digital stores, including iTunes, Amazon, and Beatport, as well as "your go to" fav streaming platforms... including Spotify and Apple Music.
To enjoy the original version right now... just click here
One World Music Radio Awards Nominations
Here at GAP MuSic & Tantajo Records we are chuffed as chops to have TWO albums nominated in the prestigious One World Music Radio Awards ‘Piano with Instrumentation’ category... they are
‘Spiritual Incantations’ by Stephen Rhodes and ‘Rippling Waters’ by Stuart Jones...
The winner will be announced early June and will be chosen by a panel of secret judges.
So let's wish both Stephen and Stuart all the very best and congratulate them on reaching the final 10 in their category.
Please click on the album titles below to hear a sample of each offering...
Eternal by Freud
Now for the first time we are releasing ‘Eternal’ as a single supported by two brilliant new mixes for worldwide release on the 14th February 2020... Valentines Day!
Many people regard ‘World of Wonders’ as Freud’s “identity” or “flagship” song. However, another Freud track that is requested just as much is ‘Eternal’.
Just click on the image below for a "taster"!!!!
One of the true Masters of music for relaxation and wellbeing Stephen Rhodes returns with an outstanding new album. With nearly sixty minutes of pure calm and relaxing music.
Spiritual Incantations has been two years in the making with Stephen wanting to create a new album that had meaning, while also expressing true feelings from the heart. With tracks such as ‘Peaceful Lament’, ‘Seeds of Empathy’, ‘Eternal Compassion’ and ‘Softly Speak’… Spiritual Incantations is an album full of hope, charm, and sensitivity.
Whether you’ll be listening from a professional capacity ie: Beauty Therapist, Hypnotherapist, Yoga Class, Spa Client, or simply for your own personal listening enjoyment - Spiritual Incantations will help ease your mind and help soothe away the stresses of the day.
So when you feel that you just need to escape this crazy world that we live in, just reach out and enjoy Spiritual Incantations
Please click on the image below to hear samples of Spiritual Incantations courtesy of Apple Music.
Spiritual Incantations - release date September 6th 2019 - available from iTunes, Amazon and all good on-line stores.
Please click on the snowy image below to hear a snippet of 'Redemption'... from Stephen's new album.
Great news... 'Spiritual Incantations' recently entered the Top 100 Chart of One World Music Radio at No.39! Please do check out their website for some of the finest music for NewAge and Music for wellbeing... just click here...
Moments of the Heart
music for the soul
‘Moments of the Heart music for the soul’ features some of the World’s finest and most creative new age and music for wellbeing artists. Artists include the magical Stephen Rhodes, the exquisite Stuart Jones, the thought provoking Sorrell and the ultimate meditation master
From the soothing melodies of ‘Peaceful Lament’ and ‘Confidence of Hope’ to the haunting ambiance of ‘Natural Elements’ and ‘Awakenings’… ‘Moments of the Heart music for the soul’ is the perfect “friend” to have by your side, to help ease away the hustle, bustle, and stresses of the day.
Sometimes you hear an album and you think “that’s good”… ‘Moments of the Heart music for the soul’ is one such album… an album which helps leave the listener feeling calm, refreshed and relaxed… ready to face the World again.
Please click on the image below to hear samples of 'Moments of the Heart music for the soul'
via Apple Music.
We are also absolutely delighted to announce that 'Moments of the Heart Music for the Soul has entered the One World Music Radio Top 100 Album Chart at No. 31! Do check out One World Music Radio for some of the very best music for relaxation and wellbeing.
Freud - rare TV appearance
We are absolutely delighted to have discovered the long lost video of Freud performing their classic track 'World of Wonders'.
The TV show was originally recorded in Germany in 1998. For many years we believed the tapes to have been lost... until now! They were discovered just a couple of weeks ago when Dianne Payne (Tantajo A&R Director Glenn's wife) found them while clearing out the attic!!!
To see the whole TV appearance please click on any of the Freud images above whereupon you will be transported to the video via YouTube.
Terra del Sol - Great New Review
The Remixes Vol. 1 - Terra del Sol
With the release of ‘selection three’ the third and final album in the trilogy series, the call for Terra del Sol to explore the possibilities of creating a slightly more dancier groove… proved too strong to resist.
The result of working in the studio on many a long night, looking to create something special is the stunning four track extended play… simply entitled ‘The Remixes Vol. 1’.
Featuring a track from each of the ‘selection’ albums… plus an extra track from ‘selection three’ - all four songs have been re-worked and given a tremendous House remix… over seen by Terra del Sol’s maestro Alberto Hauss.
‘Marimbas of Life’, ‘Sky Diver’, ‘Clyde’s Café’ and ‘Chelsea’ are all given a complete new lease of life from their original versions, where they created the perfect chill and unwind environment… now they automatically transport you to the dance floor!
Available 29th March 2019, from iTunes, Beatport , Amazon and all good on-line stores... as well as all key Streaming platforms.
Please click here for a taster of 'The Remixes Vol. 1'.
A very dear friend of ours Jen Roberts has worked tirelessly in putting together this beautiful and very personal recording... featuring amongst others... Alexander O'Neal, Heather Small, Lee Ryan, Peter Andre, Natasha Hamilton, Leee John and many many more.
Homelessness is something that can affect anyone of us, friend or family member… at any time… we must help one another.
Please help and support Homeless Worldwide by pre-ordering ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’… release date Friday 15th February 2019.
Please click on the sleeve image above to view the video and links for purchasing...
Please spare just some small change and pre-order ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’ by Homeless Worldwide… and make a difference… because together we can!
selection three by Terra del Sol
Terra del Sol was formed by producer Alberto Hauss with the view of creating the perfect or near as perfect soundtrack for the ultimate chill-out experience. The style is very much laid back and incorporates elements from various life-styles and cultures.
Over the three albums a number of talented and fine musicians have enjoyed collaborations with the sound of Terra del Sol including legendary blues singer Sarah Vaughn, great Brazilian singer Pat-C and Anvil FX, along with Spanish singer Maria Sanchez. Plus the Indian master of flute players Depak Shamar… all sharing Alberto’s vision of the “Terra” sound experience.
Please click on the image above to enjoy a splash of 'selection three'...
More recently the line-up of Terra del Soil has consisted of Cristophe Garnerone (percussion and harmonica), Alberto Hauss (keyboards, fender rhodes and spanish guitar) and Lalu (vocals, co-writer and co-producer).
‘selection three’ is the perfect third album in the trilogy – with a wonderful collection of chilled grooves and rhythms fused with musical delights from around the World.
'selection three' by Terra del Sol.... out now!!!
selection two by Terra del Sol
17 stunning tracks full of intrigue, mystery, and promise. With titles such as ‘5 PM @ Tokyo Lounge’, ‘Coastline’, and ‘Sexy Punk’, Alberto Hauss has shaped an album that delivers
the ultimate downbeat and lounge experience. Fusing global electronic chill-out with occasional male and female vocals.
If you enjoy Ibiza sunsets, Balearic chill as well as Buddha Bar and Café del Mar compilations, you will be captivated by the sounds of Terra del Sol. It really doesn’t matter in what context you listen to ‘selection two’, whether it’s relaxing on a beach, sitting in a bar or just at home chilling out - ‘selection two’ is the perfect accompaniment for helping to achieve the ultimate relaxed feel-good ambiance.
selection two by Terra del Sol.... out now!!!
Please click on the image below to enjoy a four track teaser from the album, as featured on YouTube,
Stuart Jones - Cambridge University
We are absolutely thrilled that our very own Mr Stuart Jones has been recognised in the
great halls of Cambridge University.
Some years ago a young lady by the name of Frances Ragni contacted Stuart after seeing
him play live on YouTube.
Frances explained her dream of writing a thesis on the merit and worth
of free improvisation/composition and it’s rightful place in the hierarchy of ultimate musical progression, appreciation and excellence. Frances wanted to concentrate on two musicians…
Ron Drotos and Stuart Jones.
We are pleased to announce that Frances has now achieved her dream and been awarded a Ph.D.
Please click here for the live broadcast from the official Cambridge University website of Frances Ragni’s PhD on Stuart’s improvisations.
selection one by Terra del Sol
The long awaited re-release of the classic Terra del Sol album 'selection one' is here complete with new sleeve artwork.
'selection one' by Terra del Sol is out now. Available from iTunes, Amazon, Beatport and all good online stores, as well as being available on solid Streaming platforms.
If you want the very best in chillout, lounge and electronica then look no further.... 'selection one' is a must have!
Also look out for 'selection two' and 'selection three'... to complete the trilogy.
'selection two' released the 20th August, while 'selection three' is out on September 21st 2018.
Rippling Waters - Stuart Jones
Stuart Jones has long been one of the most profound, successful, and well-respected musicians in his field, with his work being featured in countless television programs and documentaries.
In Rippling Waters, Stuart has crafted and produced an album which will carry the listener on a sea of tranquility.
Stuart’s sixth album for GAP MuSic is in our opinion his finest release to date, combining rich orchestral pieces, alongside unassuming piano only recordings.
Rippling Waters features seven tracks that are enriched with subtle hooks and delicious melodies.
With titles such as A Kiss in a Moonbeam, Rippling Waters of Peace, Serene Tenderness, and Enraptured, Stuart’s new album will leave you feeling relaxed, calm and stress free.
The sleeve artwork features the beautiful painting by Maurice Bishop (www.mauricebishop.co.uk) entitled ‘Always by your side’… which reflects the ambiance of Rippling Waters perfectly.
We have received some excellent news... 'Rippling Waters' recently entered the One World Music Radio Top 100 Chart at No. 36! Please do check out the wonderful music on One World Music Radio by clicking here.
Please click here to view a short promo clip of Rippling Waters.
Rippling Waters by Stuart Jones.... out now!
Smooth, laid back, genre-blending global chill is probably the best way to describe this exquisite new Tantajo Records EP series.
Produced by renowned chillout maestro Alberto Hauss ‘Paradise Vol.1’ with it’s cool beats, soft sounds, and beautiful vocals helps to deliver the perfect soundtrack for those precious sought after moments, when you just need to relax and unwind and place all the stresses of the day behind you.
With it’s rhythmic undulating tracks that dance lightly on the aural senses, toe tapping melodies that enchant and delight the listener, while other more ambient tracks
guide us into a comfortable state of repose.
Chilled grooves such as ‘Les Salades’ (Bela & Cristophe), 'Island of Eternity’ (Satorij) and ‘Urban Sunset’ (Sintra feat. Dark Sand)… really are a taste of things to come from the excellent new ‘Paradise’ series.
'Paradise Vol.1' displays the very best in ambient, downbeat and chillout house… click here to enjoy the Promo video clip featuring snippets of each track.
Gregorian Sounds & Chants II
We are delighted to have NINE tracks on the brilliant new double CD album entitled ‘GREGORIAN SOUNDS & CHANTS CHAPTER II’.
GAP MuSic artists include Nandara, Stuart Michael, Sorrell, and Fraser Morris... who all help to provide a multitude of musical gems.
'GREGORIAN SOUNDS & CHANTS CHAPTER II' a must have album for any record collection.
Please click here for the direct link to Amazon.
Love Is Hiding - Hannah Maddix
. 'Love Is Hiding' by Hannah Maddix... a truly beautiful and haunting ballad.
Taken from the album Picture This, Picture Life... the new musical by Stuart Jones. The single will also feature a beautiful instrumental version.
'Love Is Hiding' is set for release on March 23rd 2018 and will be available from iTunes, Amazon and all good on-line stores.
Please click here to hear a sample of 'Love Is Hiding'.
The Best Of Chillout Chants Gregorian Sounds
We are absolutely delighted to confirm that we have EIGHT tracks featured on the excellent new Compilation album ‘The Best Of Chillout Chants Gregorian Sounds'.
Our tracks are: ‘Celtic Dreaming’ by Sorrell - ‘Innocence In Me’, ‘Journey’, ‘Angel of Love’, and ’Time With You’ by Nandara - ‘Distant Voices’ by Fraser Morris - ‘Lagoon of Purity’ and ‘See With Clarity’ by Stuart Michael.
This double album is available on CD from Amazon.
Gregorian Sounds & Chants
A brand new Compilation has just been released entitled Gregorian Sounds & Chants.
A double album featuring some of the finest examples of Gregorian Chant and we here at GAP MuSic and Tantajo Records are proud as punch to have two Freud tracks included... namely
'The Great Crossing' and 'Eternal'.
Gregorian Sounds & Chants is available from Amazon.
For more great Freud music please check out our Media Page where you can hear various samples from their stunning albums... Time Passengers & The Journey - available from iTunes, Amazon and all good on-line stores.
With irresistible melodies, serene arrangements and calming sounds.
From tranquil tracks such as the majestic and haunting Celtic Dreaming - through to the reflective and cool Evening Calm, Forever Dreams will enhance the listener’s experience whilst providing a calm, soothing and peaceful ambience.
Ten tracks of the most sublime, relaxing and soothing music - Forever Dreams will be there for the times when you need to unwind and take a little time out for yourself.
This beautiful album features some of the finest artists, such as Stephen Rhodes, Stuart Michael, Sorrell,
Fraser Morris, and Stuart Jones all who excel in music for relaxation and wellbeing. They have come together to provide a perfect antidote for the hustle and bustle of the day, along with all the pressures that go with it.
Check out above the excellent review in the Autumn issue of Elite Magazine.
UK’s leading beauty and therapy publication - Scratch Magazine is out now and features a great review of the album ‘Forever Dreams’, along with a great feature on music for salons/spas which includes quotes from Glenn Payne of GAP MuSic - Tantajo Records.
Please click here to check out the review on our Review Page and please click below for the full feature on Sounds for the Salon.
Perfect for spa’s, therapists, yoga, general meditation, or just simply relaxing to… Forever Dreams out now... available from iTunes, Amazon and all good on-line stores!
Following on from the success of Extreme Country top Nashville songwriter and producer Michael Salacuse along with GAP MuSic's Glenn Payne, have put together another outstanding group of vocalists and matched them up with some of the best new tracks to come out of Nashville for many a year.
Artists featured include Brittini Black, Brandi Nicole, Amy Bonner, Andrea Childress, Romany Saylor and
Nashville Beats... out now! Available from iTunes, Amazon and all good on-line stores.
Symphony in f
During the Autumn of 2016 one of London's most vibrant musical ensembles, the Mozart Symphony Orchestra, brought three quintessentially English pieces to the concert hall.
Vaughn Williams lyrical masterpiece 'The Lark Ascending' and Elgar's elegiac 'Cello Concerto' need no introduction. However, we were absolutely delighted that our very own Stuart Jones had his stunning work entitled 'Symphony in F' showcased to the public for the very first time..
Stuart when composing his symphony had the vision and inspiration of creating a wonderful showcase of music for love
Just like the journey of love, Stuart wanted his symphony to be a journey of discovery, highs, lows, extreme beauty and joy... aiming to explore the diverse emotions experienced in "loving" and "being in love". But it concludes in a positive way, in-keeping with the saying "it's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all".
'Symphony in F DEPICTIONS OF LOVE' a modern day symphony with a classic feel for the modern day World.
Please click on the image above for the YouTube Promo of The Mozart Symphony Orchestra performing 'The Ultimate Act of love'.
We are delighted to announce, that a DVD of the concert featuring The Mozart Symphony Orchestra performing 'Symphony in f' is now available to buy for £12.00 For further information re purchasing please contact us via the Contact Page.
The Stephen Rhodes Collection
Over the years Stephen Rhodes has been responsible for creating and producing some of the most delicious and soothing melodies ever heard in the genre of music for wellbeing, relaxation and new age.
With his new compilation 'Reflection', this album brings together for the first time some of Stephen’s finest work including ‘Concerto of Dreams’, ‘World’s Apart’, ‘Cherished Memories’ and ‘Love Remembered’, as well as other fine pieces from Stephen's extensive GAP MuSic collection. Please click here for a taster of Stephen's album 'Reflection'.
With over sixty minutes of some of the most beautiful and relaxing music, Stephen has the magic touch in drawing the listener in with haunting melodies, rich orchestral arrangements, and when needed angelic choral harmonies. Perfect for those chill out moments, or for when you need just a little help to relax and unwind at the end of a tiring and stressful day.
The Power of Zen
‘The Power of Zen’ is a wonderful accompaniment to help you unwind after a long and stressful day. The beautiful reflective instrumental musical sounds are also perfect for yoga, meditating, massage, spa treatments, or just sitting back and relaxing.
We have selected the finest tracks from each of Stuart Michael's best selling albums to create the perfect “Zen” album, with just over an hour of melodies and sounds designed to promote an air of tranquility.
Please click here to hear samples via the YouTube Promo.
With the success of their two albums Time Passengers and The Journey, Freud have helped bring mystical ethereal music to a much wider audience. Bridging newage, celtic and chillout genres... Freud have become one of the most respected groups in the newage and celtic arena.
Within both Time Passengers and The Journey there are celtic undertones and Enya-esque moments, driven by haunting vocals. Freud's music travels across several genres including Celtic, Newage, World and there are Electronic elements as well. Yet Freud have their own special sound.
Both albums are choc-a-bloc with a haunting and sublime tracks including from Time Passengers... 'Eternal', 'Mystery Moon', 'Eternal' and their signature tune 'World of Wonders'. To The Journey and 'Deja Vu', 'The River', 'The Avebury Circle' and the stunning 'Garden of Love'.
We are delighted to announce that all master rights to The Cool-Notes catalogue including the hits 'Spend the Night' and 'In Your Car', and 'Have a good forever' have returned to Slnb Ltd - exclusively represented by
Please click on each respective song title to view a promo clip on YouTube
We are delighted to be the official sponsor of Choice Magazine's 'Your Views' letters page, and in 2019 we are celebrating our eighth year of working with one of the UK's leading publications.