From the Media
Beyond Dreams - Pathways to Deep Relaxation - Mainly Piano (Review by kathy Parsons)
I find it fascinating that scientists are confirming what musicians have always known - music is healthy and beneficial for the body and soul! There are plenty of relaxing and soothing albums out there, but Hennie Bekker is truly a master of this kind of music. It is both profoundly beautiful and scientifically-based to put you in a calm and peaceful state to allow healing and to welcome sleep. Beyond Dreams - Pathways to Deep Relaxation is likely to become a classic in the ambient and healing music genres. Very highly recommended!
Beyond Dreams - Pathways to Deep Relaxation - Journeyscapes Radio (Review by Candice Michelle)
Sitting equally comfortably in both the new age healing and ambient-space music genres, Beyond Dreams is nothing short of a top-notch album by a highly accomplished professional in the field. The three-dimensional compositions herein perfectly capture the essence of the dream world, which is associated with the mysterious, nocturnal and spiritual. Moving in a constantly forward yet rotating motion, it’s like watching the earth from space spinning on its axis as it makes its trek around the sun. As someone with an extensive background in the Spa industry, Beyond Dreams gets top billing as an essential relaxation album – and is arguably among the best of its kind!
Spectrum - Zone Music Reporter (Review by RJ Lannan)
Bekker's themes all seem to suggest peace both from within and from without. For more than four decades he has captured the spirit of the genre in all its myriad forms and has done it successfully. With Hennie Bekker's music playing, you do not have to travel far to find what you are seeking. After listening to his latest compilation album, Spectrum - An Anthology of Relaxing Instrumental Music, I wish I had started listening to him long ago.
Spectrum - New Age Music World (Review by John. P. Olsen)
Spectrum by Hennie Bekker is one of the best relaxation albums I have heard so far from the award winning artist who has entertained multitudes of people over the course of several decades. Hennie Bekker from Canada, who was born and raised in Africa and lived in England, brings an entire world of experience to his music, and believe me it shows on his newest release.
Spectrum - ZoneMusicReporter.com (Review by Bill Binkelman)
Bekker may be one of the best, and most diverse, new age style keyboard players you've (possibly) never heard of (unless you're savvier than I am). Spectrum illustrates just how broad his musical color palette is and how proficient he is no matter in what style he is composing and performing. Now, I'm not saying you will find flat-out house/techno here or dark ambient noir, but within the genre of keyboard-based new age music, Bekker commands control of an assortment of subgenres.
Spectrum - MainlyPiano.com (Review by Kathy Parsons)
Spectrum is an enchanting work of art and an excellent introduction to Hennie Bekker’s world of music; Bekker’s many fans will be thrilled with this compilation of highlights from his lengthy career.
Spectrum - MuzikReviews.com (Review by Donny Harvey)
From the opening keyboard theme of “Spring Rain” to the final atmospheric moments of “Silent Embrace”, Hennie Bekker's greatest hits CD Spectrum is just that... great! If New Age is your thing, here is a collection for you that has some of the best work of a true master. You owe it to yourself to put this recording in your personal collection. Enjoy!
Spectrum - Music and Media Focus (Review by Michael Diamond)
Rarely have I heard a recording artist able to cover such diverse musical terrain and do it so well. From tender piano melodies, to dreamy ambient soundscapes and earthy African-influenced grooves, Hennie Bekker is a consummate composer and masterful musician.
At an age when many of his peers are either retired or sharpening their golfing skills, 64-year-old Hennie Bekker has developed into one of the most prolific and successful figures in contemporary Canadian pop music.
Words & Music Magazine
Chris Sheppard's life is one big extended dance mix. The prince of pulse has reigned for more than a decade as Toronto's number one club and dance radio DJ and, more recently, has himself become a songwriter along with his BKS partners Hennie Bekker and Greg Kavanagh.
Canadian In-Flight Magazine
Hennie Bekker is a man who is as flexible with his talent as Gumby. The 58-year-old Torontonian has just finished his tenth “Solitudes”TM album with Dan and Gordon Gibson, who called him in when they decided to add music to their phenomenally successful “nature sounds” albums.
RPM Review (Spring Rain)
Digitally recorded on the Synclavier system keyboardist Bekker allows his fantasies to run wild. He admits that “weather and environment play a great role in the work of a composer,” and that “the rainy days of spring inspire me the most.”