Sonic Curiosity - A Review by Matt Howarth
This release from 2004 offers 54 minutes of pleasant electronic music.
An intriguing blend of keyboards and e-perc generates a versatile assortment of delicate melodies that are both appealing and engaging.
Crystalline tones swim in conjunction with tenderly crafted basstones, resulting in a lush but fragile sound. Keyboards mimic a variety of conventional instruments, increasing the scope of the music's global range. Congenial chords waft on ethereal breezes, coalescing into fresh textures that function as generous backdrops for the serene interplay of those highly adaptable keyboards. Whether approximating breathy horns or seductive zithers, the keys remain inventive as they convey a solemn tranquility.
Understated percussion provides tasty rhythms that flow in harmony with the undulating melodies, remaining unobtrusive yet peppy enough to lift the pace ever so slightly. These subtly interweaving tempos establish a durable liveliness that tickles rather than pummels.
Far Eastern sensibilities are often applied to the tuneage, bestowing a glorious spirituality that infects the music with a reverent humanity.
These easygoing compositions fuse soft jazz with contemporary electronic music. The result is a pleasant dose of tuneage that soothes as effortlessly as it inspires.
This CD features a bonus pair of MP3 tracks.
by Matt Howarth