Tree Seen Red
Experimental / Ambient / Film Music
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
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!
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