4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 20 November 2013
I'm not a classical music listener, but occasionally I come across something special that does make me listen!
I first heard the track Light Through The Day on Classic FM Sat 16th Nov 2013, while driving home...rubbish sounds/reception on normal channels, so flicking thru stopped on CFM as this artist was being introduced.
Was so beautifull listening to the track and driving through the grand Elan Valley - Mid Wales...very appropriate as the sunlight danced across the mountains, valleys and reservoirs.
Perhaps this music will be picked up by movie producers...has that feel about it too!
Waiting for Alex's next album.
on 18 March 2014
These piano pieces are a pleasure to hear: while they are modern, they are neither simplistic, self-conscious or trying to be clever, but rather the compositions resonate with unaffected emotional strength - reinforced with repeating listening. It's a joy for me to hear this music which lifts stresses and strains and leaves me enriched. I am glad I bought it and recommend it with confidence.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 6 December 2013
This is a good album. There is very little to dislike about it and it has some lovely moments. I only gave it four stars because there isn't all that much to love or get passionate about.
If you like Einaudi or Phamie Gow, you will like this and I can recommend the album with confidence.
Mr Campbell says in the liner notes that he added the titles 'Light on the Sea', 'Light on the Clouds' etc. *after* he composed them, to give the listener something to get a handle on. He chose well.
The music is by turns relaxing, stimulating and moving. I have played it several times and found a lot to like.
I am neither a musician nor a musicologist but I was left with the feeling that each piece lacks the sort of development and vision that would take it to being a five star piece. For this listener, despite hearing the album several times, there are no tracks that stick in the mind - if I were to switch on the radio, for example, in the middle of one of these pieces, I doubt very much that I would be able to identify the composer. I certainly wouldn't be able to identify the track.
As I said, if you like atmospheric, thoughtful, melodic contemporary piano, you won't be disappointed by this music.