- Artist: Eric McCarl
- Format: CD
- Release Date:8/10/2004
Atlantis Lost, the second release from artist Eric McCarl and the second in a 3 CD series titled The Trilogy of Light, is a 15 song unique voyage to the mythical lost continent of Atlantis. Eric McCarl's debut CD, Seeking The Light, reached number one on the New Age Charts on January 2004 according to the New Age Reporter. Eric has been compared to such great composers as Chopin, Debussy, Eric Satie and Ravel, as well as pianists Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans and Erroll Garner. In Atlantis Lost, Eric McCarl ponders the fate of Atlantis, and exposes the sometimes unsettling similarities to our present day. Eric explains Atlantis Lost as 'A Jazz Odyssey, wrapped in a New Age Solo instrumental, masquerading as an impressionistic voyage that begins with my interpretation of Mozart's Symphony number 25 in G minor. In other words, it's doomed as far as conventional radio play!' Not to be discouraged, this CD was released and immediately placed into a world wide radio promotion, and is getting significant airplay in the US, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, Romania, The Netherlands, Holland, Belgium, Spain, Brazil, Poland, Republic of Belarus, as well as Poughkeepsie New York ('don't laugh; Poughkeepsie is one of my favorite radio markets!'). In the album liners Eric Writes 'What were you doing 20 years ago? How has what you were doing 20 years ago shaped who you are today? Are you proud of what you were doing? Can you not even remember or would you rather forget? I ask these questions not to anyone in particular, but to myself. You see, Atlantis Lost was written 20 years ago. I had just bought my first piano (a beautiful baby grand). I was living in a small one bedroom apartment overlooking the Pacific Ocean. I had quit my job to devote my full time energies to composing this work. What was so compelling to me to drop a lucrative job, throw caution to the wind and take this chance? What was it that caused me to sacrifice literally everything I owned at the very beginning of my career, with no assurance that I would ever be back on my feet again? My friends, family and those around me at the time surely thought I was insane. Yet, with little more than a dream in my heart and an unyielding belief in God I walked up to the proverbial edge, closed my eyes and jumped.' Such insight and self discovery will surely take the listener on an internal voyage of peace and introspection. Atlantis Lost is a momentous work of art that will continue to boost Eric McCarl's reputation of one of the most significant composers of our time.
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