This is ambient music
so if you don't dig this stuff read something else right now. I found this to be
a fantastic work of love. It's the delicate, intricate mathematics of the soul.
On the inside cover it said 'play quietly', so I did and immediately it soothed
me. I was amazed at the way it opened me up when I meditated to it and for a few
seconds I didn't think I was coming back.
Being honest, I've never really delved that deep into this stuff before and
most of the New Age music I'd heard seemed too contrived. This, however, struck...
seamless sounds of intelligence and clarity. So ..., so... calm that I felt immediately
at peace. Each piece here is an incredibly thought out and well executed example
The piece called Shift (in four parts) and Slow Motion Blackbird
are directly derived from the works of Steve Reich... [with] a Reich instrumentation
to "very gradually slow down a recorded sound so many times its original length
without changing its pitch or time scale at all", and that's exactly what Chris
Hughes did to profound results.
This extraordinary piece of work is brought to you by a man who started out
as one of the drummers in Adam & The Ants (which I LOVED!) to become one of the
UK's most sought after producers. He's worked with Tears For Fears, Paul McCartney,
Robert Plant and Wang Chung, and as a drummer he played with Peter Gabriel and Enya.
You'll probably find this intriguing and thoroughly enjoyable listening whether
you like this kind of music or not. I'll give you the same advice the bio-brief
gave me: "melt into the sofa, close your eyes, relax and listen". Do it!!