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While Angels Dream Reviews
Review from Massage World magazine August / September 2005
Review by Bill Binkleman Producer and Host of Wind and Wire January 2006

Inspirational Journeys Volume 1 Reviews
Review from Prediction Magazine - December 2004
Review from Massage World magazine October 2004

Spiritual Oasis Reviews
Review from Massage World Magazine Sept/Oct 2003
Review by Bill Binkleman
of Wind and Wire (featured on his site

Dolphin Ascension Reviews
Review from Massage World Magazine
- April 2003
Review by Simon Kelly in Spirit and Destiny
Magazine February 2003
Review by Bill Binkleman
of Wind and Wire (featured on his site
Review by Serge Kozlovsky featured on Serge's site
Review from "Pagan Dawn" Reviewed by Kerry Gold


Review by Bill Binkleman - Producer and Host Wind and Wire - January 2006

Stephen Page

On his latest release, keyboardist Stephen Page refines his lush and dramatic synthesizer and piano instrumentals to new heights. The CD intermixes near spacemusic-like washes of electronic waves with delicate plucked harp strings, bells, chimes, and echoed piano, as well as more intense and passionate drum rhythms. However, the latter never intrude so as to disrupt the overall melodicism and dreaminess of the material. It's these lovely romantic melodies that fill While Angels Dream with a warmth and glow that make it my favorite recording so far from this English artist.

Featuring subtle influences from both Celtic and Renaissance music, the ten selections vary from the opening "Purity of Light" with a gentle but pronounced midtempo cadence amidst harp, synth strings, and just-right lively runs on the piano to the closing "Sweet Dreams" which is ushered in by lush orchestral textures, a la Liquid Mind, before introducing chiming bells that sparkle with joy and contentment. Angelic choirs bring the album to a near spot-on perfect conclusion. "Angel Celebration" after a slower start, exhibits a playful sense of exuberance, helped along by a fairly wide assortment of percussion instruments. These rhythms introduce the Renaissance-era elements I mentioned earlier, as one might imagine the spirits of the title whirling about an ancient castle. Some tracks (e.g. "Wings of Protection") make use of thundering drum-kit beats, although Page wisely filters the rhythm track down far enough in the mix to not overpower the more dominant melodic elements, be they piano, strings, or new age electronics. Other selections, such as "Celestial Peace," are slow-paced and more concerned with eliciting a sense of serenity and beauty than with drama or passion, this track doing so with echoed piano, swirling synth washes, and orchestral strings. One of the best tracks is "Awakening" on which Page is joined by fellow new age musician Medwyn Goodall (on guitars and tabla). This piece flirts, in the best sense of the word, with the chill-out and electronica subgenres to very satisfying results.

While Angels Dream offers up lots of high quality electronic new age music, and my only advisement to potential listeners is that the presence of a few more dramatic and emotionally powerful pieces, featuring some intense drums and percussion, while handled with skill and dexterity by Page and muted to a certain degree, means that those who desire only laid-back and gentle music should be aware of the presence of some more powerful moments intermixed among the beautiful melodies that abound on the CD.


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Review from Massage World - August / September 2005

Stephen Page

Another winner from Stephen Page. I was first attracted by the beautiful art photography on the cover and was very happy to find that the music lived up to its title. A different twist on his previous recordings, this album introduces the Spanish guitar and tabla on track 8 "Awakening". Each track is crafted to take you through a relaxing and uplifting sequence in Stephen's signature style. An excellent backdrop to any therapy, particularly those for relaxation or healing such as Reiki or Rosen. There is an informative booklet with the CD written by the cover artist for those who wish to learn more about Angels, a popular topic at Mond, Body, Spirit exhibitions.

Get ready to light up your treatment room with 'Purity of Light' and take your clients on a celestial musical journey.

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Review from Prediction Magazine - December 2004

Music by Stephen Page
Meditations by John Bellamy

There is something about Scottish accents that immediately lowers my blood pressure and makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside (perhaps the result of lots of really fabulous holidays in Scotland where all the locals I came across were kind, friendly and generous). This meant I was already charmed by narrator Tony Davies' gentle Scottish lilt before the actual meditation at hand.

This is a supremely profound collaboration between gifted musician Stephen Page and the effective and original meditations written by spiritual retreat host John Bellamy.

This double CD set is volume 1 and contains a water meditation and an earth meditation. The first CD comprises the meditations while the second is just the music. The water meditation carried me away quite quickly but I don't remember much about it. The only thing I can report is that I awoke and was surprised (and a little shocked!) to see my pillow and face wet with tears. I hadn't felt particularly sad or emotional during the meditation but it was obviously a very carthatic experience. The benefits the next day were amazing: I had more energy, was far more cheerful and really felt blessed and happy to be in the world and of the world. The earth meditation did not effect me as dramatically but I sense that these meditations work best when you pick which you are drawn to at the time. Essential listening.

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Review from Massage World Magazine -October 2004

Inspirational Journeys Volume 1
Aquavision Music (2004)

This is a great two for the price of one package as this includes two CDs. The first includes two meditations - Water and Earth. The soothing voice of Tony Davies talks you through a beach scene and then woodland with background music.

The second disc is the music alone, which is the long awaited follow up to the popular Dolphin Ascension and will no doubt be the first of many journeys.

Stephen's keyboard skills project the spiritualism of his compositions and this makes an ideal background to any complementary therapy treatment. It wasn't bad in the office either to calm down a rather hectic morning, though I suggest you leave the meditation CD until you are back home !

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Review from Massage World Magazine - Sept / Oct 2003

Spiritual Oasis
Aquavision Music (2003)

Both Stephen and Richard are excellent musicians in their own rights and are very well known for producing music for healing arts. This collaboration has resulted in four tracks of music to relax the body, calm the mind and uplift the soul.

The introduction reminded me very much of that of a Chris Rea track from the On The Beach album, which always brings back personal memories of a wonderful, early morning relaxation class on a past retreat visit.

Although only released this year, it's popularity has already surpassed Stephen's previous CD Dolphin Ascension (or Dolphin Ascending as I called it in our review !)

I love the sound of the sea and the introduction of the Tibetan Chimes, or Tingshaws as they are correctly called. Great for any therapy, yoga or meditation

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Review by Bill Binkleman on his web site

Spiritual Oasis
Aquavision Music (2003)

Keyboardist Stephen Page and guitar player Richard Churchyard's album, Spiritual Oasis may surprise a few people. It did me. Because of the title and the album graphic (a tropical sunset picture), I was expecting a serene low-key musical affair. Now, don't get me wrong, the four tracks (ranging from ten to twenty minutes in length) are not high energy musical numbers. On the other hand, they are not exactly quiet pieces either (except for "Calm," the third track, which is more ambient-like in nature than the others). I think the key word in the album title is "Spiritual" rather than "Oasis," as the music is quite dramatic and even carries a hint of the ethereal (in a heavenly sense, not a spacy one, i.e. Constance Demby at her more exultant). That describes Page's keyboards. Churchyard's guitars can be compared to Mark Knopfler's (either the latter's soundtrack work on pictures like Local Hero or his work with Dire Straits, circa Love Over Gold). The electric guitar (plucked, usually, not strummed) is mixed in with layer upon layer of dramatic soaring keyboards (strings, choirs, et al.) and decorated with twinkling bells here and there, and now and then you will hear digital piano.

Regarding those keyboards, Page dials in the drama on the first track ("Drifting"), once it gets going. The synths virtually stream out of the speakers! Personally, I think this CD plays much better over loudspeakers on low volume than it does on headphones. On headphones, the "wall of sound" is almost overwhelming. Only on the aforementioned "Calm" do things quiet down (it's a shame this is the shortest track on the CD, although it's still over ten minutes in length). On "Calm," the sound is more akin to that of the German artist Nik Tyndall. Lower register synth choral keyboards (almost sounding like Tibetan chanting), percussive effects (including a cricket-like clicking), and wonderfully done lead synth lines blend in a near perfect track. The upper register choral samples on this song are spot on! Churchyard's guitar, which is more consigned to the background here, adds one more element to the subtle majesty of this cut.

The other two tracks ("Timeless" and "Harmony") are in the same vein as "Drifting." Each song, by the way, is ushered in with the sounds of water lapping at the beach's shore. "Harmony" is the closing track and it's over twenty minutes long. It starts off slowly with Churchyard's Knopfler-like guitar work going nearly solo against sparse piano and minimal keyboards, but soon enough things progress into a slow tempo rhythmic wall of sound again. There is recognizable continuity throughout the three similar pieces, comprised of some similar melodic refrains and motifs that repeat here and there. In some ways, you could consider this album to be the new age music equivalent of a "long form ambient" recording.

Summing up, if I was mixing the album, I might have toned things down a bit. That wall of sound wears me out when I play this on headphones. I think Page and Churchyard have fashioned an interesting concept with Spiritual Oasis; the music itself is well-produced and well-recorded. Expectations are tricky foes and once I got past the notion that I thought this was going to be a "quiet" album, I came to hear it for what it was &endash; four long pieces that slowly unwind in a continuous musical theme. If you enjoy new age music that contains lots of drama but still moves at a relaxed pace, and you also like the sound of electric guitar interspersed with lots of electronic keyboards, Spiritual Oasis deserves your consideration.

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Review from Massage World Magazine - April 2003

Dolphin Ascension
Aquavision Music (2001)

Stephen Page is quite unique in the world of music for mind, body, spirit as he records and mixes the tracks putting them out on his own label.

Dolphin Ascension has been created in such a way that the album can be used to uplift, relax or as a tool for meditation or visualisation. The theme of the music is the ascensioin of Gaia (Mother Earth) and the help given by dolphins.

For massage purposes it works well with the exception of track 9 Dolphin Prayer when the dolphin prophet speaks - you may need to just skip this one. For meditation and visualisation purposes each track has notes to help you which are very useful. For those of you who have heard Stephen play keyboard at various exhibitions this Spiring and appreciated the emotion he puts into the music, this debut instrumental album has been long awaited.

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Review by Simon Kelly which was featured in Spirit and Destiny Magazine, February 2003

Dolphin Ascension
Aquavision Music (2001)

Created to uplift and relax you, this 10 track album really does the trick.

The story that runs through the mainly instrumental tracks is based ona belief that Mother Earth (Gaia) is close to her ascension. However, for Gaia and all that dwell on her to ascend people need to live in harmony. To help, dolphins have travelled from a distant galaxy and made their home on Gaia to teach and prepare for the ascension.

This is dreamy, mood music, played on a synthesiser (think Vangelis). The more upbeat numbers, such as the first track, might remind you of Simon May's TV theme tunes like Eldorado or Eastenders!

There are echoes of Enigma throughout the album, but it doesn't come across as overproduced. It sounds like Stephen has put this together ina very relaxed atmosphere and, consequently, the songs are very pleasant indeed.

In a nutshell Mood music for massaging the soul

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Review by Bill Binkleman which is featured on his Wind and Wire Site

Dolphin Ascension
Aquavision Music (2001)

Stephen Page's first recording, Dolphin Ascension, is a good, sometimes even very good, foray into electronic keyboard music that straddles the new age, adult contemporary, and even spacemusic genres (on a few cuts). The only downside to the album is (my old bugaboo) the occasional overuse of drum and rhythm programming. This is such a common error on the part of first-time recording artists that now it's unusual to not encounter it. But, to Page's credit, the quality of his lead keyboard lines and his compositional skills are way above average. So, it's easier to forgive the crowded state of percussion on some tracks or the slightly out-of-rhythm sense that some beats seem to have.

There is no point in belaboring this criticism except to add (as I have in the past) this simple piece of advice to both Stephen and others: let the music itself illustrate the drama some/most of the time. Using four or five different percussion instruments/samples of drum programs can detract from (rather than add to) an otherwise excellent sweeping keyboard line.

That said, lots of the tracks on Dolphin Ascension are memorable and enjoyable, including the opening title cut with its midtempo cadence and sense of celebration. "Seascape" is also lovely, merging the sounds of waves with twinkling bells, sweeping strings, and a delicate synth refrain. Here, the drums are relatively muted and, while still more pronounced than I would choose, are a nice complement to the fluid melody lines. The bridge introduces a melodica-like keyboard that is both unique and fun to listen to as well. "Through the Nebula" (both parts "1" and "2") are the two tracks where Page pushes over into spacemusic territory - and does a particularly nice job of it, flirting with deep and lush serene washes, hushed choruses, soaring strings and spacy synth textures. These tracks are reminiscent of Geodesium, Mark Dwane, and other melodic planetarium/spacemusic composers. They are my favorite pieces on the album.

New age music fans who enjoy the more uptempo offerings from Kevin Kendle (who, coincidentally, mastered Dolphin Ascension, thereby helping it sound excellent from a technical standpoint), Llewellyn, Anthony Baskey, and similar artists should find a lot to like here, such as the pretty "Dolphin Prayer," or the dramatic anthemic "A New Hope"(which flirts with a little jazz through some nice piano riffing in the middle). The closing track "Forgiven" ends the CD in energetic and passionate fashion - myriad percussion, synth strings, various bells and chimes, wood flutes, and male/female choirs combine to produce a track that is both fluid and also dramatic.

Graphics and overall presentation are way above average, in fact rivaling or bettering many label efforts (far exceeding most self-released or indie efforts). And, as I stated above, the music itself on the CD is, at times, excellent. With the application of a little discretion in the use of percussion and drum programming, Dolphin Ascension would have earned a high recommendation from me. As it stands, I still recommend it to new age music fans because, from a melodic standpoint (and engineering as well, for that matter), it's a very good recording. Spacemusic fans probably would find it too "warm" except for the two tracks noted earlier, but those two "Through the Nebula" tracks are sure-fire winners! All in all, a solid (and creative) first effort from Stephen Page.

review by Bill Binkelman

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Review by Serge Kozlovsky which was featured on Serge's site

Dolphin Ascension
(p) (c) 2001 Aquavision Music

Dolphins. Playful messengers of the deeps. Strange creatures whose amazing behaviour and the intellect far from being inherent to animals fire the imagination… Who are they, what did they come for, here, to this Earth? What do these messengers of the ocean keep to themselves? Why do they love people so much?
These questions bewildered Stephen Page. The answer to them is in his opening album "Dolphin Ascension".
At the very first seconds this soft music invites to a voyage. And the voyage starts from incredibly outlying planets being lost somewhere in the outer space wherefrom these messengers had arrived to the earth millions years ago and taken the appearance of sea and ocean inhabitants we got accustomed to. "Dolphin Ascension" narrates how this voyage had occurred, how cosmos messengers had been covering unbelievable distances through a great many galaxies and nebulas, and how they had reached at last this planet which attracted them with its beauty? Why did they make their home here? They had done so to teach unselfishnessly people to live together and to set them on the right track as far as the time of revival is coming to our planet and to all creatures living on it. Much needs to be done to change that terrible situation existing on this planet for the better, to end wars and wanton destructions, to help people to be aroused and realize that they are part and parcel of Dame Nature. The "Dolphin Ascension" album represents a new type of music.
This is quite another type of music, and it is a quite differently composed "new age". It is a music of a recent age, it contains freshness and fragrance which were lacking before now. There are dynamism and relaxation, meditativeness and modern rhythms. They all interlace with one another in Stephen Page's album.
The world became different and the music is quite different either. This is the music with the great future before it. What will this future be, when will it come? No one knows. But I am wishing to make an appeal to Stephen Page not to stop composing as far as I am wishing to hear the sequel to "Dolphin Ascension". The story has just begun, it has been going on, and who knows what is beyond the skyline?…

In bright glittering of a daylight
And in pitch darkness of a night
A new time is springing up,
A new epoch is coming.
And the world we got accustomed to becomes cramped
And a usual order of things is suddenly being wrecked
And misfortunes of yesterday seem to be trifling
And last night's joys seem to be ridiculous
There is a new time outdoors
There is a new world appearing on the scene
And there is no way in this world to remain as you were before
It looks forward to new people
There comes a time of changes
There comes a point of being changed....

Serge Kozlovsky
web site:

P.S. Stephen Page's web site address is

P.S. Translated by Tatyana L. Permyakova

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Review from the "Pagan Dawn" publication reviewed by Kerry Gold

Dolphin Ascension

This CD album describes itself as music that can be used "to uplift you, relax you or as a tool for meditation or visualisation". I couldn't agree more !

It is largely instrumental beginning with the title track "Dolphin Ascension" which manages to neatly side step the usual "new-age stable" kind of music so often found today. Track 2 "Seascape", has a gently rhythm that I find particularly relaxing. Track 3, "Mother and Calf", follows on almost seamlessly and track 4, "Through the Nebula", is the most evocative, leading the listener into the more "balancing" tracks 5 and 6 "Dolphin Prayer" and "A New Hope".

Track 7, "Praying for more Time", is again evocative and echoes "Through the Nebula" in many respects. Track 8," Though the Nebula 2", although slower than the previous track, again continues this evocative theme, culminating in track 9, "Dolphin Prayer (reprise)" which is essentially a spoken declamation in praise of the dolphin spiritual archetype.

Although I am not usually comfortable with the sung or spoken word in music which accompanies my mediations, this track was short enough not to impinge and in fact blended in very well with the tracks either side of it.

The final track, Forgiven, rounded everything off and brings the listener to a gentle sense of completion. My only complaint - which is very minor - is that some of the track titles did not seem to fit the feelings which the music inspired. The story behind the album is the need for change in order for Gaia and all that live on her to "ascend" - not sure what to or why - but the call for harmony as inspired by the dolphins is the message that runs through the whole album.

Some track notes are provided as a mediational aide but again, I was unable to click with them. However, Stephen Page has managed to link into the dolphin archetype and this suggests a shamanic experience somewhere along the way which this album, for me, manages to bring across extremely well. There is a sense of wanting to share the experience, and if you forget that actual track title and just "go with the flow" (very apt) this album would make a great addition to your music library and I would certainly recommend it as an excellent gift for all your piscean friends.

A "must buy" for all the pisceans out there.

The artwork is excellent and front cover of two dolphins leaping from the water against the backdrop of a huge moon in a starry night sky complements the music very well. I suspect we will hear more of Stephen Page in the future, and if New World Music snap him up, he will be a great addition to their repertoire, just as long as Stephen's music is not compromised in the process.

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