Though the vast majority of the lyrics deal with regret and negative reflections on life, what really lingers with you is the simplicity of that line about hope – the lasting image of you (hopefully) opening your door. The song leaves you wondering, but it also leaves you with an air of optimism.
It’s music for the self, but it’s also music to be shared, and that very juxtaposition is a big part of what makes it connect so profoundly. Stunning. A genuinely mighty and special collection of original compositions.
“Piano Blues is a moody bluesy instrumental record with an old school sound. I’d say experiment with it in different environments and dial in what best works for you. I am open to suggestions! I’d love to hear back from listeners about what they think.”
Chris Nole manages to captivate throughout this project, in the same instance as paying a more-than worthy tribute to the blues and its 100+ year history.
Composer and musician P John Livingston is a talented and passionate creative whose keyboard lead work has produced some decidedly impressive and original performances in recent years.
Juan Sánchez is a master of emotive music, whether by means of a solo instrumental or a compilation of moments and instruments that reinforce the underlying sentiments.
Daniel Coloprisco creates a classically calming, organic ambiance with this two-track EP release. Winter’s Song as a title track drives with a spacious and beautifully impressive musicality – a long-form melody and a fairly complex piano piece join forces to guide you through these poetic scenes.
A truly emotive and fairly show-stopping piece of music. The release calms the room in an instant – quieting down the noise of the world and rightfully soothing the mind as it softly breathes this journey to dreamland into the space around you.
Alexandre Perotto impresses every time, but more than this – he engages his audience, creating something specifically for them; building bridges between us with these gorgeously expressive works of art.
Lhu Wen Kai’s near-fifteen-minute medley of classics from the infamous High School Musical is a performance that will bring about a treasured sense of nostalgia for many listeners.
A stunning album, a pleasure to have play for you and a refreshing take on Christmas music that embraces the listener in a subtle but magnificent manner. Absolutely worth downloading either for yourself or a loved one this Christmas.
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.