The Emerald way
23 weeks on the Billboard New Age Chart!
The Emerald Way refers to the moment in life when a pivotal choice must be made – to choose the way that is customary and expected of us – or to head down the overgrown hidden path leading to the unknown.
Inspired by the story of Savitri by Sri Aurobindo, in which Savitri discovers that her love, Satyavan, has only one year left to live, and she must decide whether or not she will stay with him in the emerald forest or search for a new love.
Soulful flutes, silky guitar and piano tell the story, accompanied by lush strings, harp and chimes blending into 2002’s signature sound, renowned for comfort and deep relaxation.
“If someone asked me to define the genre of New Age music with one listen of a CD, I'd likely pick one of 2002's eight recordings. Their music is the epitome of serenity and peace – the atmospheric and gentle dream sounds softly put the listener into deep relaxation.” ~ Peter Manzi, New Age Retailer Magazine
“The music overflows with heavenly melodies and majestic crescendos that are as light as cotton candy and equally sweet.” ~ Dan Cowan, Music Design
"The year of this duo's namesake is long past, but Texas-based multi-instrumentalists and vocalists Pamela and Randy Copus continue to charm and inspire with glorious, ambitious atmospheres and melodies that float through the ears and into one's deeper consciousness.
On their ninth collection, they take their rich textures on a journey down The Emerald Way, which refers to a moment in life when a pivotal choice must be made -- do the expected or dive into the unknown.
Thus, the expansive synth washes on tracks like the title song and the flute-tinged "Overheard in a Dream" are intentionally mysterious, even a bit murky, as if the music is taking you underwater, away from sunlight so that your choice isn't quite as clear -- and you must trust your inner spirit to decide.
The concept is based on Savitri by Sri Aurobindo, which finds the protagonist Savitri discovering that Satyavan has only one year left to live.
She must decide whether or not she will remain with him in the emerald forest or search for a new love -- opening a series of dramatic "Soul Doors" along the way.
Real Music is still one of the few labels catering to artists more interested in relaxation and the health and exploration of the human soul than creating simple acoustic pop music.
Those unfamiliar with the label should definitely start their journey into this magical realm with 2002." ~Jonathan Widran, Eruce