"I must say it was quite refreshing to hear your work of Instrumentals. You do have the ability to create mood and set the tone in each piece.  The instruments presented are well crafted and well performed.  Nice intro created the "feel" of this song idea. Again an instrumental, which may be better suited for movie/television or soundtracks.....but it is quality...and worth forwarding."   ---Taxi, 04/29/2005



By Leland Thomas Faegre



Description: Parlez-vous Francais? Suggested by a girl of the same name, I remember my infatuation with her and with the composition as it came out on a baby grand piano somewhere in Southern California.

Drawing upon my trip to France in August, 1998, and overwhelmed by the countryside in the north which bore the brunt of Nazi forces, I have included portions of President Charles de Gaulle's address to the people of France, as well as a generic lovers' conversation, to suggest perhaps that all is fair in love and war, and that both should be declared...

Story Behind the Music: Written in 1975, and while I had an analog recording made a few years later, it wasn't until late in the 80's that I finally recorded the individual tracks in a digital format.  But upon the completion of the basic tracks, no further work had been done until Michael French and I began to lay out its production in Studio B early in June, 2001.

After laying out the basic instruments, we moved to Studio A and proceeded to create new tracks including many guitar parts, both electric and acoustic which had never been recorded.  I had always envisioned a French ambience to the production to include French language dialogue as a way of creating that certain, yet elusive 'je ne sais quoi' of France.

Production began 06/15/01 and  mastered 09/16/01


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Art Channel is a unique channel showing art in all its forms. Landscape will be supplying programming in one hour segments throughout the day and night supporting the vision of its creator Milan Atanaskovic to create a world-wide channel of arts programming.

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Although only available in standard definition, LandscapeHD will be available as part of this programming to promote its music video download store and build a new audience amongst cable companies - many of whom will never before have been able to see Landscape and its format.

Nick Austin, Chairman of LandscapeHD says "Art Channel is a really good television concept that will also be very good for Landscape. Now viewers can see our HD music clips before they buy them in HD or the AppleTV format. It will give people a very good idea of what the LandscapeHD channel will be doing next year and forms part of our co-operative marketing venture to build awareness of the LandscapeHD and Art Channel brands"

In addition, Art Channel is also available by the Neuf network in France.  From Wednesday 6th February 2008, Art Channel will also be available 24 hours a day on this network - channel 104.  French speaking viewers see here whilst English speaking viewers, can read more here.

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  Artist: Leland Thomas Faegre
  Release Date: April 4, 2008
  Genre: New Age
  Styles: World
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"We have chosen some tracks from the CD you sent us to play on our internet and SKY broadcasts. The tracks are currently on our automated playlist, so we cannot give accurate details of when they may be played. The tracks are: 'Novus Ordo Seclorum,' 'After You,' 'Pipes of Peace,' Serengeti Serenade,' and 'Gypsies of Galatia.'"  Presented on two featured programs, 'Rock The Box with Jimi the Vox,' and on 'Pulse Lounge' with Rob Bailey; heard on the internet around the world and throughout the UK and Ireland on British Sky Channel 0155...



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Professional Reviews

"I must say it was quite refreshing to hear your work of Instrumentals. You do have the ability to create mood and set the tone in each piece.  The instruments presented are well crafted and well performed.  Nice intro created the "feel" of this song idea. Again an instrumental, which may be better suited for movie/television or soundtracks.....but it is quality...and worth forwarding."

---Taxi, April 29, 2005

"...solidly crafted…composition, arrangement, performance and production...good French samples.  I thought your chords and sounds were quite effective in a cinematic sense..."

---Taxi, August 2, 2005

"Cool orchestration...Interesting instrumental-reminded me of Genesis..."

---Taxi, August 31, 2005

"There is no doubt as to the talent and ability that went into creating them...your work is quite unique…”

---Taxi, September 13, 2005

"Nice work here Leland, Paris has a really cool vibe, I knew where I was from the beginning of the tune...Cool intro...Good flow, nice harmonic rhythm...your work is very professional and has a lot of impact emotionally.  Best of luck to you and hope to hear more in the future!"

---Taxi, May 3, 2006

"Leland, the sound design during the intro is nicely done...groove there is appealing...intriguing sonic and compositional elements.  I like your documentary soundscape ideas..."

---Taxi, April 9, 2007



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