Lawrence Blatt's new release Fibonacci's Dream is the follow up to Out of the Woodwork, Blatt s debut album which has been selected as a finalist for the best album 2007 in the New Age category for the Independent Music Awards. Fibonacci's Dream takes you on a journey of music and math and contains 13 original compositions that span from solo acoustic guitar works to richly layered multi-track instrumentals. In addition to guitar, bass and percussion instruments, Lawrence utilizes some unusual stringed-instruments on this album including a charango, ronroco and a 100-year-old Ditson mandolin.
The full title of Lawrence Blatt's second release is actually Fibonacci's Dream: Eclectic Modern Mathematical Compositions for the Acoustic Guitar, but for some reason was shortened to Fibonacci's Dream. Fibonacci was considered the greatest mathematician of the middle ages and introduced Europeans to the Arabic numerals that we use today. A blend of math and music? Yes, this CD does both! One had to admit it is a different concept, and quite an interesting one to boot. Though the title may have been shortened, the musical quality of this CD certainly has not. Blatt's music allows its listeners to enter a peaceful spot in their mind, with or without the mathematical concepts. The title track was the first song written for this album, telling the story of Fibonacci's math. "Bern 'The Bear'" was composed on a trip to Switzerland; "Una Vida (One Life)" celebrates the influence of the Latin culture in California; "In a Heartbeat" reminds us how things can easily move in and out of our lives. "A Little More Sunshine" evolved from "Under the Sun" from Blatt's first CD; "Song For Chava" was composed for his daughter's thirteenth birthday. These songs are among the best of Fibonacci's Dream, but it doesn't stop there. Both musically and mathematically winsome, Fibonacci's Dream is both thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommended. Even for those not into strictly acoustic selections, try it; you'll like it! --The Indie Music Stop
I could tell this was going to be a great album just from reading the liner notes. In Fibonacci s Dream, Lawrence Blatt incorporates the Golden Ratio that s apparent in life and our bodies, into his own music. Blatt uses this ratio in his chord changes or progressions and in how his songs are shaped. Some of the best is brought out through the acoustic guitar on Fibonacci s Dream. The self titled track has a mystical overtone to it. Blatt s guitar playing and placement of other rhythmic instruments sound like they have much purpose. I m Leaving Now has striking chord power and is followed by a very peaceful number, Five Nights. This song makes me feel like laying out on a Californian grassy hill and sipping on some tea. Another song I admire is Song for Chava. It sounds like it traveled from the Renaissance or some influence from Bach. The last song, Move Um Out, is named such in part of the war. It sounds as if something dangerous lay ahead, then the song speeds up for the ending, creating a more hectic sound. If you love acoustic music, you ll want to add this album to your collection and you ll find that every song is great! Lawrence Blatt created original, full bodied songs with the guitar in focus on Fibonacci s Dream. --Muse's Muse