Best New Age Music nominees for the 61st annual Grammy Awards plus other related artists nominated UPDATED!

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After over 30 years of recording, electronic recording artist and arguably new age and ambient music icon Steve Roach is making his second consecutive appearance at the Grammy’s for Best New Age artist.  When his classic double album “Dreamtime Return” was released in 1988, it went on to be known as “one of the pivotal works of ambient music” and “groundbreaking.  Although not nominated for a Grammy that year, it went on to be included in a number of lists of the world’s best music, including 1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die.  Instead Yusef Lateef’s Little Symphony won the 1988 Grammy for Best New Age Album.   This year, Roach’s second nomination is for “Molecules of Motion”.


He’ll be joined by a list of first time nominees in the Best New Age Music category including Lisa Gerrard of Dead Can Dance and known for her collaborations with Hans Zimmer.  She’s nominated with percussionist David Kuckhermann for their album “Hiraeth”.  Also included is singer, songwriter and author Snatam Kaur, Los Angeles based ensemble band Opium Moon and Canadian guitarist Jim Kino West. Watch it Sunday Feb 10th on its streaming website starting after 330pm ET since it likely won’t make the CBS live ceremonies.

61st annual Grammy Award for Best New Age Music nominees

Lisa Gerrard & David Kuckhermann – Hiraeth
Snatam Kaur – Beloved
Opium Moon – Opium Moon
Steve Roach – Molecules of Motion
Jim Kimo West – Moku Maluhia – Peaceful Island

UPDATE!  First time nominees Opium Moon won for their debut full album.


Also best of luck to Jon Hopkins  – nominated for 2018 Grammy award for Best Dance/Electronic album for “Singularity” and featured on Chill #40 – Moogfest 2018 episode and to Tokimonsta also nominated for 2018 Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronic album for “Lune Rouge” and featured on Chill #33.