Windham Hill Records
William Ackerman - Passage
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"Consisting of four new Ackerman compositions and four digitally recorded versions of previously recorded works."
- MusD (All Music Guide)
"Windham Hill founder and acoustic guitarist Ackerman has a way with the elegiac and the moodily majestic, rarely so well-conceived as on this 1981 disc that features cameos from Darroll Anger and George Winston. An early example of digital recording, Passage illustrates Ackerman's command of the pedal-tone figure; hypnotic fingerpicked arpeggios with subtly moving basslines patiently draw the listener in. Anger's violin adds a spirited lyric voice to the meditative "Remedios," while Winston's characteristic phrasing adds splashes of color to "Hawk Circle." If Ackerman's 1976 LP In Search of the Turtle's Navel is, arguably, the album that invented new-age music, Passage is his refinement of the form."
- James Rotondi
3. The Impending Death of the Virgin Spirit
4. Pacific I
5. The Bricklayer's Beautiful Daughter
6. Hawk Circle
7. Anne's Song