Music has always been influenced by cultures. Every society/culture has a unique style to their music and different instruments trademark some cultures. Our album, "The Essentials," is meant to draw music lovers from all backgrounds, cultures, and styles. Our listeners will sometimes notice our use of a variety of instruments not conventionally used in your everyday music. From Bagpipes playing the African Cameroonian National Anthem, or Kalimbas laying the down the verses in Far Cry, to our rendition of the violins and woodwinds of the Celtic Hills. The Essentials is going to take every listener on an international journey. We hope that all our listeners can feel and appreciate the diversity we sought after when we compiled this album. Our vocalists are nothing short of world-class, featuring the powerful Dutch star artist -Nasomi, Salt Lake City's finest -Yolanda, internationally acclaimed songwriter and engineer -Steve Owner, and the extended instrumental rendition of Melissa Otero's "Angels and Demons." Our listeners will also notice that "The Essentials" contains songs from a variety of genres such as New Age, Modern Classical, Electro House, Dance, Hip-Hop, R&B, Orchestral, and World. We ourselves had a hard time picking what genre to list the overall album under. We also pay special tribute to the life and memory of the great movie score composer, James Horner. The entertainment world still mourns the loss of this legend and there exist a void that can never be filled.
Finally, we love the diversity of the tracks in the project as it symbolizes the diverse influences we have had in our lives and the different cultures that have influence us. Our goal is that everyone can find something they can relate to when they turn on this album. So much love and hard work has gone into this project, and it is our deepest honor to share this project with you and the rest of the world.
Eliel Arrey & EA Music Group