I've found that there's something very weird about John Adorney's albums (I have and cherish them all). The first time you listen to the album, you say, "That's quite nice!"; the next time you listen, you say, "That's REALLY lovely!!"; and the third time, you say, with goosebumps, "THAT'S INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL!!!"; and it just keeps getting better each time! And his fantastic new album, Waiting for the Moon, is no exception - I've just gone through this same progression of falling into enchantment all over again.
I think this magical phenomenon may be due to the wondrous complexity and richness of Adorney's music - so many layers of lovely crystalline melodies and silken harmonies soaring so effortlessly over sensuous exotic rhythms - too much for a common mortal to completely absorb on the first hearing, but each time you hear more! And more!!
Waiting for the Moon differs from Adorney's first two albums in two significant ways. First, there are powerful new notes of bittersweet wistfulness, sadness and longing, in contrast to the predominance of unadulterated joy in the earlier albums. Second, the phenomenal voice of Daya is at last given full rein in complete poetic lyrics - this pure, luscious, profoundly expressive voice sings straight from the heart of Adorney's music.
[FYI, I have not been paid by Adorney or his producers! I'm just a teacher in Arkansas who wants you to buy this genius's music and keep him in business! He brings great beauty to a world that desperately needs it.]