Here is my very first review of Butterfly Song, from Mark Johnson at the Sea of Tranquility. He really captured the true essence of this album and writes so beautifully and with such great insight. My wish is for other people who listen to this album to feel hope, joy and comfort as they immerse themselves in the music.
Henta interview and music video for ‘Rain’ on The Melon, by Elliot Trotter recorded at The Piano Studio Seattle Oct 2010
Here is a cool interview by Elliot of me talking about my new song ‘Rain‘ and also a great live music video of me performing/recording this song, that he filmed and produced at the Piano Studio Seattle.
Interview with Echo Us & Prognaut.com about new Grammy Eligible album ‘Tomorrow Will Tell The Story’ which features Henta’s vocals – Oct 2010
CD Review of new Grammy Eligible album by Echo US, ‘Tomorrow Will Tell The Story’ by Music Web Express 3000 featuring Henta Oct 2010
Review in February 2010 Seattle City Arts Magazine by Robert Ham in PDF format.
Article about Henta in New Age Music News – January 2010
January 22nd 2010 – Henta has just been interviewed by Xan Phillips on Amazing Radio
January 2010 – Music Web Express 3000 – Review from Robert Silverstein
HENTA MUSIC – The world’s going crazy and nobody gives a damn anymore. Those words were actually written by Kinks mainman Ray Davies on the Sleepwalker album back in 1977. I guess, 30+ years later, not much has changed in a world still ruled by fear, war and greed. Perhaps that’s why the healing vibe of New Age music is on track for a major comeback in 2010. One new artist taking the bull by the horns so to speak is U.K. bred, Washington state based Henta. I usually have little faith in the “Grammy” awards given out each year but I was pretty surprised to find out that among the usual suspects, Henta’s 2009 CD, Laserium For The Soul was actually nominated for a grammy, taking place as usual in early 2010. Put simply, Henta’s new CD is a splendid way to relax for an hour or so. Compared to most of the New Age music released today, Henta’s CD features her wondrous singing meshed with her own light electronica accompaniment. Even though that concept isn’t new, perhaps it’s the way Henta has structured her sound that really elevates it and makes the whole thing click. Henta’s 2008 CD, Daisy Dancing was well received but if people get to hear the new Laserium CD, I think it could be a big success. A description of Henta’s sound might be a kind of 21st century Enya—a stellar merging of pop, rock and even some hip beats all fueled by a trance and dance kind of New Age meditation vibe that instills serenity in the listener at every turn. Henta’s You Tube videos are really cool. The CD artwork for the Laserium CD is excellent. Inside, in the liner notes you, can read about healing light and gentle journeys of relaxation and meditation and balancing your energy chakra’s. If you’re stressed out and/or bummed out the way this 00 decade of war and recession has turned out, dim the lights, get comfortable and let Henta’s magical music take your weary mind away.
December 2009 – Seattle Film and Music Office announcement of Henta’s Grammy Nomination
SEATTLE MUSICIANS RECEIVE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS
The Recording Academy
Pearl Jam, Death Cab for Cutie, Dave Matthews Band, Alice in Chains, singer-songwriter Neko Case, and New Age artist Henta are among artists with Northwest connections that were nominated for Grammy Awards, announced last Thursday. Pearl Jam’s “The Fixer” garnered a best rock song nomination and the Alice in Chains song “Check My Brain” is up for consideration for best hard rock performance. Death Cab for Cutie’s The Open Door received a nod for best alternative music album. Dave Matthews Band’s recent album is up for both best rock album and album of the year. Tacoma native Neko Case’s Middle Cyclone is up for best contemporary folk album and best recording package. Seattle-based singer Henta’s album Laserium for the Soul was nominated for best new age album. Click the above link to see the full list of nominees.
New Spirit Journal review of Laserium for the Soul – October 2009
Laserium for the Soul – Music CD by Henta
This music is called “sonic nurturing for your inner garden” and I certainly feel nurtured when listening to it. The music is designed to work with balancing and supporting the main chakras. Henta has workedin the vowel sounds and musical keys for each chakra to help activate their vibration. Henta is a singer/songwriter and has been writing songs for about 30 years. Although classically trained on piano, she progressed to keyboards ranging from a Yamaha SY55 to a Roland XP-80. She now has a homestudio set up in Seattle and uses Cubase SX3/Cubase 4 with mostly virtual instruments for her recordings, as well as using Ableton LIVE for peformances.
“Laserium for the Soul” is one of those CDs you can meditate to, play in the background while being creative, or even enjoy while driving your car. The music is very adaptable. Sometimes it feels very energizing while at others it is relaxing and trancelike. The sounds range from electronic to vocal and sometimes it is very difficult to actually name what sound is being produced; this is part of the magic of the album. If you’re looking for something a little different that will make you feel good, give this CD a try. If you can’t find it at your local store, go to www.henta.co.uk.
‘Wanna Luv You’
Another great artist from the podshow Podsafe music network. Her music reminds me of the Cranberries juiced up with a techno beat. Her other music is very mellow with a up tempo beat. I know I keep saying that I don’t play soft chill music, but…well…you’ve got to admit her music it pretty cool, so that justifies me playing it. You can listen to all of her music on here site which you can get to by clicking her name above. You can also visit her link to the podsafe music network by clicking here.