- Artist: Doug Hamer
- Format: CD
- Release Date:8/19/2003
Doug Hamer, composer/guitarist has recorded his current release, Rainforest Suite, a beautiful acoustic impressionistic album for JRT Records. Rainforest Suite is currently being aired an radio stations in Europe and Japan as well as on diverse acoustic radio stations in the USA, (National Public Radio,etc) Doug's composition 'Woodlands' from Rainforest Suite is featured on ACOUSTIC RAINBOW, (a CD sampler for radio), a division of PoetMan Records USA. Doug's tracks 'Spirit Lake' and 'Fragile, also taken from the CD, Rainforest Suite, were featured on the very popular European radio station, Alooga Lounge (JAZZ/ETHNO/ABSTRACT/AMBIENT) with 'Spirit Lake' airing at number one on the playlist. (6 & 12-String and Classical guitars, Piano, Fretless Bass, Vibes, Sitar, Tamboura, Flute, Synthesizer, Percussion) Editorial Reviews: Jeanette Housner, VICTORY REVIEW- Acoustic Music Review Magazine: Well named, Rainforest Suite. You can feel and smell the dampness, see the green and hear the echo of the woods around you. The first track is called Silent Voices and it places you deep in the middle of a silent forest. In Spirit Lake, single strings being plucked give the sense of raindrops hitting large green leaves. This album is labeled new age and is predictably calming and peaceful. It would work well as background music; however, I found it extremely energizing and exciting when I just sat and listened closely. A uniquely moving work. Bryan Klausing, Assoc. Producer-PoetMan Records USA: A well crafted, beautiful piece of music. 'Woodlands,' I loved the flute floating over top the tender guitar arrangement. Rainforest Suite came in at number 11 on Ireland's top 80 new age albums for 2005. Doug Hamer now working with A&R Select Los Angeles, CA - Composer and guitarist Doug Hamer has announced that he is currently working with A&R Select, the world's leading independent artist development firm. Hamer has staked his musical reputation on his guitar picking skills - and it was a wise decision. An outpouring of positive reviews has come from the musical community. Listeners and critics alike have been swept up in Hamer's music. He plays a form of finger-style guitar playing that requires considerable dexterity. Not only does Hamer have that dexterity, but he also has the compositional skills to write the notes he picks. His albums "Rainforest Suite" and "Acoustic Journal" have introduced audiences to his accomplished songwriting and gifted instrumental talent. Hamer's music is noted for it's emotional resonance and crisp, fluid guitar playing. Composition for film and television are the next obvious steps for one with Hamer's musical skills. His ability to conjure emotional impact and the vividness of his music make him the perfect match for filmmakers seeking someone to score their productions. And those obvious next steps are exactly the direction on which Hamer is focused. Having released his albums and established respect and credibility in the genre, he is confident a breakthrough in film and television is in the cards. "Hamer's music conjures such three-dimensional emotional structures and summons such sharp imagery that it's easy to see his work belongs in the movies and on the TV," according to a spokesman for A&R Select.
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