So many of these songs are a sheer joy to have fill them room, particularly as the winter nights close in and Christmas is on the horizon.
One by one I found traditional songs that I thought worked well with my solo piano arrangements. Those are the ten songs that ended up on Toyland.
I cannot encourage you enough to experience Alexandre Perotto’s music at the earliest convenience. It’s a blessing to have such an artist among us, and this collection in full is consistently outstanding.
Steve Wheeler has poured endless passion, time & skill into this music. The detail & the overall rush the album gives you is breathtaking. A timeless collection & clearly the work of a creative at the top of his game.
You can hear the passion and soul of the moment, the instance of individuality that created this performance and composition. You can appreciate the artistry of it at the same time as being grateful for the strength and escapism it offers.
I Found Autumn is an instrumental, neo-classical collection that moves delicately between that which is calming & that which is utterly breath-taking. An absolute must for music lovers across genres.
For those who remember the wonderful artist and songwriter that was John Denver, this three-part video release from The Roving Apatosaurus is certain to offer a welcomed and beautiful ode to those memories and to a song that has such a powerful connection to history.
The concept & the leading voice remain prominent, calm but steady & always familiar; the essential threads that make this what it is. Elsewhere though, the music builds & builds, moving from mild to immense & dramatic in a few short minutes.
Ignatov underlines a varied, perhaps limitless & creative side to his work more & more so as this album progresses. He keeps his audience on their toes throughout. The ultimate, musically immaculate offering of escapism.
Incredibly clever, supremely well written & produced. There’s such a stylish contrast between the realism of the lyrics & the somewhat magical, perhaps exaggerated feel of the instrumentation.
For the most part, this is a beautiful piece of music, stunning even – it feels far more like a flower blooming than anything fading away.
What begins as a song of sadness or regret, even self-pity, soon grows to be one of inner strength, of self-empowerment. Bianca M appears as an artist rather than simply a singer.