- Audio CD (15 Aug 2005)
- ASIN: B0009HLB8Y
- Other Editions: Audio CD | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 602,140 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
|1. Dark Murmur - Marvin Ayres|
|2. Global Incantation - Marvin Ayres,Sonja Kristina|
|3. Paean - Marvin Ayres,Sonja Kristina|
|4. Fall So Hard - Marvin Ayres|
|5. Healing Senses - Marvin Ayres,Sonja Kristina|
|6. Blue Words - Marvin Ayres,Sonja Kristina|
|7. Shelter Skelter - Marvin Ayres,Sonja Kristina|
|8. Free - Marvin Ayres,Sonja Kristina|
|9. Sliding Universe - Marvin Ayres|
|10. Lambent Spire - Marvin Ayres,Sonja Kristina|
See all 15 tracks on this disc
|1. Free (Bonus DVD) - Marvin Ayres,Sonja Kristina|
|2. Lambent Spire (Bonus DVD) - Marvin Ayres,Sonja Kristina|
|3. Healing Senses (Bonus DVD) - Marvin Ayres,Sonja Kristina|
Heavy Petal is a combined CD & DVD by Mask which features Sonja's haunting voice and guitar and Marvin's Cello, violin and piano. It is excellent value for money and the idea of a CD on one side and a DVD on the other was new to me. However, it all played well on my equipment.
Those who have become familiar with Sonja's work over the years or who have clicked onto the Mask website, will already know that the production standards are high. The music itself is hard to categorise and has elements of new age, ambient, classical music and folk in it. It is ethereal, beautiful and mesmerising but mere words cannot do the music justice.
Marvin Ayres' strings complement Sonja's voice so well that it is a shame that you are never really going to hear this on mainstream radio.
The album consisted of 15 songs on side one with three, namely "Free", "Lambient Spire" and "Healing Senses" on side two which is in the form of a 5.1 surround sound DVD.
This is thoughtful and intelligent music. Catch Mask live when you can and buy yourself this album for Christmas.