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Michael Neil – Silent Light “Enchanting Soundscapes”

The latest installment by the UK sound sculpture ‘Michael Neil’ called ‘Silent Light’ is yet another incredible effort that keeps inspiring and amaze me more and more with each listen. The music could best be described as contemporary New Age music, much in the same vein as Tim Story. I have most of Neil’s CD’s and this one is one of my favourites after ‘Trust’ from 1995. There is a depth and soul to these enchanting soundscapes similar to what you can hear on his CD ‘Towards The Unknown Region’. And this is especially notable on the track ‘Sea Life, which is one of the stand-out tracks on the CD. Much because it has a haunting yet emotional feel to it that captures your ears (and mind) instantly. A beautiful piece!.

Another wonderful track is the opener ‘Silent Light’. It builds very nicely in quite a complex and moody way, without being repetitive or anything like that. What really does it to me in this track is the echoing piano, being played in THE most beautiful way you can imagine. Again, the structure reminds me alot of ‘Tim Story’s’ style which is a good thing!. The last fave piece I have on this CD is the track ‘Still Voices’, and brings us some haunting piano playing again, but in a darker sense. It’s a mix between light & dark, good and bad, so to speak. It’s even a bit scary at times. A superb piece that has to be heard along with the other lush pieces on this remarkable CD.

I’d say go get this beauty before it’s too late. It’s a needful thing in your New Age collection, no doubt about that!. Thumbs up…again!. Well done, Michael!


May 12, 2010 - Posted by | Atmospheric/New Age Music, New Age Music |

1 Comment »

  1. Excellent posts as best world music. It’s fantastic to see wonders in the world of electronic music.

    Comment by Serggios Roberto | June 13, 2011 | Reply

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