Well, it's been awhile since I wrote a review and that is because I'm pretty busy these days with wr... more Well, it's been awhile since I wrote a review and that is because I'm pretty busy these days with writing and recording but when the Doctor sends a request for ambient piano music I couldn't resist. As many of you know from my own music I love the idea of ambient and emotionally engaging music, Dr. Fred Cole manages to deliver that with his instrumental "Mausoleum". Sparse yet beautifully arranged Mausoleum is so satisfying on so many levels. It starts out very minimal which really sets up the listener for an amazing musical odyssey. By the halfway point, the track picks up in "intensity" and continues to compel the listener in a most pleasing and interesting way. From a performance perspective, Dr. Fred Cole nails it. The track is subtly intricate while never losing sight of its humble beginnings. The cascading runs and sonically complex harmony never become extraneous or over-wrought, instead they continue to build in such a way that keeps the music metaphorically moving forward, in a word, I was riveted for nine and half minutes while never becoming bored, not an easy thing to do when your track is over nine minutes long. From a production perspective the recording is really well done, the piano maintains a very rich tonal quality without becoming tinny or brittle, I'd be interested in knowing whether this was a real piano with a mic or was part of a sample library, either way it matters not because the recording is mint and only adds to the overall ambience of the track. This is a stellar track with killer production and unparalleled compositional value. Perfect for any occasion when you just want a little introspective quiet time. Dr. Cole, I salute you sir, this track was amazing, thank you :) XXXChristopher CarrionXXX
A beautiful slow rock number. Refreshing to hear a genuine prayer expressed in great music. The song... more A beautiful slow rock number. Refreshing to hear a genuine prayer expressed in great music. The song builds from just piano and vocal to full band with rolling drums and wailing guitar. Great lines: "Oh dear God / do you see them falling / heartache and anger / rivers deep with grief..."
Larry Can you did a really great job. This is a perfect cover, but you managed to put your own style... more Larry Can you did a really great job. This is a perfect cover, but you managed to put your own style to the song. It is perfectly arranged and produced. Especially I like the acoustic guitar work - it fits very well. Also your voice is very clear, sits well in the mix and the lyric is very easy to understand. Only thing I am missing a bit are some more backing harmonies. But I am nagging at a high level.
This track is appropriately tagged as a combination of Ambient and Film Music. From the onset you c... more This track is appropriately tagged as a combination of Ambient and Film Music. From the onset you can tell it's going to be a very uplifting track. It starts small but builds up to a heroic and epic scale, reminiscent of "Chariots of Fire" and similar works with a theme of overcoming struggle. instruments used include strings, bell tree, timpani, horns, atmospheric pads, and ambient special FX to name a few. Congratulations on an inspiring piece of music Dr. Fred!
Normally I don´t make more than 2 reviews of the same artist. The reason that this is my 4. review o...
more Normally I don´t make more than 2 reviews of the same artist. The reason that this is my 4. review of Fred Coles music is that I think I have become a fan of his music. Coles music has a lot of depth, Quality and sense. And this track is still in the same style as Fred Cole use to make but with a mix of Ambient, Relaxation and New Age, but it is much more than that. This music creates pictures in my mine and maybe this music has the same efect on me as the music of weather Report. Maybe Fred Cole is an update and the continuation of weather Report. Doctor Fred Cole goes on where Weather Report did last/stoped.
The members of wheather Report are all almost dead today and the group do not exist any longer. I thnk there may be to members of weather Report who is stile alive and maybe still active.
Fred Cole does expres a huge amount of feelings and thoughts with this quiet and relaxing music. Keep going on with your good job.
Aye beat is dope asf and great mixing done on track , so shout out to whoever your engineer was and...
more Aye beat is dope asf and great mixing done on track , so shout out to whoever your engineer was and keep doing your thang keep grinding keep putting in that hard work and stay consistent Keep doing your thang keep grinding bro you definitely have potential and the talent is there continue to make that real music you doing and you gone make it fam that’s my opinion keep workin
Take me to the rodeo is a very energetic piece, strong, powerful, with blues, rock, hard rock and ab... more Take me to the rodeo is a very energetic piece, strong, powerful, with blues, rock, hard rock and above all with a very engaging and captivating melody. musically the piece is very well done, each musical instrument is well mixed, perfectly plays the bow part and is almost perfectly integrated with the other musical instruments. the hammond organ has a special charm and gives that extra touch to the whole composition
This is a very special style of music. Jazz mixed with electronica. I consider this music as a psico... more This is a very special style of music. Jazz mixed with electronica. I consider this music as a psicodelic trip a journey in diferent directions. This track has a very experimental univers and has it´s own caracter. It remains me also of the jazz rock band Weather report, gong and Mahavishnu Orcestra from the period 1970 - 1985. That gender with those fusion bands I think they have been a great big influence for DR Fred Cole who is continuing with this fusion jazz tradition and blended it with electronic music. I really like this track. It give me a of pictures in my head