Sunday, September 16, 2012

CD Review – Beyond the Turning, by Heidi Breyer

Heidi Breyer unleashes a tour-de-force of musicality that leaves strong and vivid impressions long after the last note plays.
The sensitive pianist really ups the ante on this offering with a stellar lineup of top-notch musicians that makes the compositions come alive with passion. The CD starts off with a tender duet between Breyer’s comforting keys and David Cullen’s searing electric guitar tones.
From there, the album provides a steady flow of pensive emotion sustained by intricate solo, duo, and trio performances. Breyer’s collaborators include Cullen on acoustic guitar, Charlie Bisharat on violin, Eugene Friesen on cello, Jill Haley on English horn, Samite on vocals, flutes, and adungu (a nine-string African harp), Premik Russell-Tubbs on lyricon and saxophone, Bob Colwell on accordion, Marc Enfroy on string group coordination, Max MacFarland and Michael Manring on bass, Steve Holley on drums, and Jeff Haynes on percussion.
In coordinating all of this musical chemistry, Breyer has created a unique album of exotic sounds and deep personal insight whose appeal will reach far and wide beyond just fans of piano music.
--Raj Manoharan

1 comment:

  1. Hi Raj;

    This is Marian from Silentaria music and I would like to share our new album with you and ask you for listening to "What's Real?".

    I have red your reviews for other musicians and as a part of our Intl. review program, I would very much like you to join to our review program and listen to it.

    If you think you might be interested in listening to Silentaria Electronic New Age music and posting a review of it, I'll gladly send a complimentary copy to your email address.

    For knowing more about Silentaria, we would love to virtually have you at Silentaria, to listen to the music online and read some poems from the masked man in white; Rixa White; a self-taught pianist, keyboardist, composer and poet behind Silentaria project.

    Online Presence:
    http://silentaria.bandcamp. com/ silentaria silentariamusic
    Photos in Flicker: silentariamusic
    (All photos have wikipedia license)

    Short Bio for Silentaria
    Silentaria is an Electronic New Age musical project founded in 2010 by Rixa White, a self-taught pianist, keyboardist, composer and poet.
    Silentaria music combines elements of Electronic, New Age, Contemporary Instrumental, Ambient and Progressive Rock genres. It is the reminiscence of New Age and Electronic music projects such as Enigma, Yanni, Jean Michel Jarre, Kitaro, Vangelis and Era.
    It is mainly instrumental and vocals are occasionally used to highlight its message. All these few lyrics are written by Rixa White. The main instruments are Keyboards, Synthesizers, Strings, Flutes, Electric Guitars, Drum Machines and Digital Choirs. Rixa White also uses digital sounds like computer-generated human voices to his music.
    Silentaria is inspired by the Wholeness and Emptiness philosophy. Its voice is an invitation to the inner world which is silent but the source of every sound. This manifests Silentaria’s slogan: “The Voice of Emptiness”.
    Allow me to thank you in advance for your time and please contact me if you need further information.

    Best regards;
    Marian White