Verner, J. Arif

A multi-instrumentalist, J. Arif Verner has worked as a professional musician and composer for more than 20 years. He has performed as a soloist and with numerous ensembles in musical genres as diverse as standard jazz, pop fusion, contemporary avant-garde and impressionistic new age. In 1988 Verner's debut recording, "Clear Colors," was released to great critical acclaim. His projects since then have focused on the blending of acoustic and electronic music with MIDI guitar synthesis -- a rather unusual and specialized form of digital instrumentation.
Verner, J. Arif
Deborah Martin + J. Arif Verner - Anno Domini

Artist: Deborah Martin + J. Arif Verner
P: 2007
Two artists known for their mastery of subtlety and the essence of understatement come together to create a haunting work that blurs the line lying somewhere between darkness and light; between apprehension and calm. Ambient textures of synth and guitar set the stage while occasionally haunting and beautiful Latin vocal phrases act as a beacon that guides the way through the dark and mysterious depths of the soul. Peaceful and yet powerful, Anno Domini lead us through doorways deep within ourselves that have long since been forgotten.

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J. Arif Verner - A Vision beyond Light

Artist: J. Arif Verner
P: 1996
From the Spotted Peccary Label, one would expect an ambient/tribal sound. Verner moves away from the tribal aspect and gives a quality "Hearts of Space"-style space music effort. Bravo!! Because of his use of MIDI guitar, some passages sound like the works of Jeff Pearce. However, Verner's synthesizer and the use of many more layers of sound give this work a step up on Pearce's compositions. Wonderful addition to any space music fan's library. If you like Char-El, Meg Bowles, or Jeff Pearce, you'll like this CD. A fine work to relax by, especially under the stars.

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J. Arif Verner - From a Distant Horizon

Artist: J. Arif Verner
P: 2005
Using sound as color and space as texture, J. Arif Verner paints a scenery that is vast and expansive, where acoustic and electronic instruments seamlessly intertwine and floating atmospheres melt into dynamic, pulsing rhythmic images. Verner, joined by virtuoso percussionists Mar Gueye and Jeff Haynes, has sculpted music that feeds the soul and replenishes the body. A powerful mix of blended electronic and acoustic space/ambient music.
Mellow music for a soft Autumn's afternoon. Sit back, relax, reflect....

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J. Arif Verner - Through the Timeless

Artist: J. Arif Verner
P: 2000
J. Arif Verner does indeed travel the spaceways in his follow-up to A Vision Beyond Light. He traverses a drone zone that's more crystalline than dark, with melodies that wash up like random ripples on the sand of a wave-lapped seashore. Only the title track, with its tribal percussion, rises up to the level of groove. Verner brings some interesting touches to his slipstream: a shofar's horn announces "The Calling" and acoustic guitars are set in bas-relief on "Within the Portals." Zither player Laraaji appears on two vaporous tracks that are based around his echo-delayed ostinatos (a short, repeated phrase). Triggering many of his electronic sounds with a guitar synthesizer, Verner has a natural arc to his melodies. There are many New Age synthesists working with the same materials as J. Arif Verner, but in his hands, it sounds less clichéd. He doesn't extend the form, but he brings a craftsman's hand to it that's often lacking elsewhere.

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V/A - Dreams + Shadows

Artist: V/A
P: 2001
A collection of ambient and textural pieces from previous releases by David Helpling, Deborah Martin, Jon Jenkins, Mark Rownd, and J. Arif Verner.

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