- Released: July 13, 2010
- Label: Domo Records
- 1.Secret On the Moors
- 2.On the Wings of Innocence
- 3.Dark Star
- 5.No Rain, No Rainbows
- 8.At First Light
- 9.Tears In the Rain
- 10.Drops of Starlight
Personnel: David Arkenstone (guitar, guitars, bouzouki, mandolin, oud, keyboards, percussion); Dov (violin, viola); Susan Craig Winsberg (flute).
Audio Mixers: David Arkenstone; Michael Aarvold.
Liner Note Author: Steven Vlasak.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Atsuko Mizuta; Hitoshi Saito.
More somber and melancholic than typically adventurous Arkenstone fare, ECHOES OF LIGHT AND SHADOW is a soulful exposition. Rather than paint a soundscape of distant shores and magical lands, Arkenstone evokes the actual beauty of nature. Utilizing every color in his stylish pallete, Arkenstone weaves a tapestry of disparate emotions, from joy to desperation. ECHOES OF LIGHT AND SHADOW also blurs the line between New Age and world music, from rousing, danceable rhythms to sobering piano and harp-strained drama.