A Theme For The Moon - Review
is also known for his piano work with the group Ashram
, also on the Prikosnovenie
This is his first solo work, and as such comes across as a neo-classical masterpiece. This album comes packaged in a simple digi-pack and features a dozen spellbinding pieces.
In many ways similar to other contemporary neo-classical artists that feature piano such as sToa
or equally as similar as possible influences like Bach, Beethoven, Chopin
. The music is anchored in beautiful piano compositions for each piece and includes violin, cello and the occasional female opera vocals. All of these combinations pull the heart strings and create an emotionally spellbinding atmosphere that most ethereal and neo-classical fans will love.
Each piece on this album is a true work of art. We start off with "Last dance" which quickly became a favorite with it's subtle cello and opera vocals added for a nice accent. We slowly drift through this world of undulating, sweet music through a myriad of soft, beautiful pieces. There is not a lot of variation, so everything is very cohesive and smooth, yet you can still easily listen to the entire album in one sitting and never grow bored. It's perfect for listening to any time you feel like relaxing and letting the cares of the world be cleansed away from your soul. As a classical pianist myself, I feel a certain connection with this music and long to get the music and play it all myself for hours at a time to join in the creative process as well.
After an hour of this album, the soul is cleansed and refreshed, the body, mind and spirit are relaxed and you feel renewed and ready to either drift off to sleep or prepare for a bright new day. Highly recommended for fans of soft, piano-laden music with just a touch of ethereal soundscapes to keep it interesting for fans of the gothic genres.