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The title track immediately sets one to thinking of a great gothic cathedral with Handel or Bach being performed on one of those gigantic organs. (At least, this is the effect it has on me). And from this one's inner vision almost naturally flows out from the concept of a cathedral built by human hands to "nature's cathedrals": the mountains. And especially, perhaps, the mountains at dawn as the rising sun first begins to illuminate the sweeping vistas around and below.
But I am not going to discuss each and every selection...I would not be so self-centered as to believe that you really care how the music affected me.
But I must just say a word about the final piece "Earth Vision". This was the first composition I ever heard by Mr. Tuckman. I first heard it about eleven years ago now...as background to an excerpt from a talk by Alan Watts. This was on an FM radio station in LA California. KPFK, to be precise. Where Roy hosted the all night program "Something's Happening" from Midnight to Six AM Monday through Thursday Nights. (He's still there and still doing that, by the way). And whatever else "Earth Vision" may mean to me I only know that for me it exemplifies the composer himself...his gentle spirit and insightful vision.
Would I recommend this CD? Yes, I would. And I do.
Majestic - Pure - a serious work that any lovers of Classical
and electronic music should appreciate. The fact that Roy Tuckman composed and recorded this almost 3 decades ago and that it should finally be released now will definitely add the heading of "Timeless" to this deep and sincere effort.
Also a feat in it's production was the use of synthesisers and sequencers at a time when both were in infant stages compared to today's technology.
I only hope we don't have to wait as long for the follow up !
you decompress and let your thoughts go. this music is not for the
analytical or structured moments in your life; don't expect to be awed by it
the way symphonic pieces may affect you, or appreciate its nuances as in
chamber music, or be moved by the beat of rock or jazz; let it flow and fade
in and out of your consciousness as you drift. enjoy it in the times you
just want to be.
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