Ambient / Film Music / Electronica
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
What makes a good music writer and composer, especially if the composition is an instrumental. O...
more What makes a good music writer and composer, especially if the composition is an instrumental. One has to have the ability to musically take you somewhere, a musical landscape has to be created, you must be able to tell the story without the vocal contribution into the comp. Dr. Fred Cole has this gift to create compositions that does just this. When I listen to music I like to put on the headphones, close off the world, close my eyes, and let the music do its thing.
When I listened to "Forest", I found this comp. to be a very soothing,a smooth simplistic groove that takes you some where.
This is one of those songs that you download and keep on your phone to listen to when you just want to grove. Love this song. Dave Percell
Another fine soundscape from Dr Fred "Adrift"' conjures up images of sunny evenings,, red skies and...
more Another fine soundscape from Dr Fred "Adrift"' conjures up images of sunny evenings,, red skies and hazy horizons, i left it on in the background for a couple of plays and definitely got a relaxed vibe coming out of my speakers, so i put it on again! There is for sure an art to making good background music, which is enjoyable and not too overbearing, but at the same time listenable and coherent, and i think that DR Fred Cole is well on the way to mastering it, I find it quite hard myself, so i can admire those who don't.Nice
I do not know how you can do the effects but your compositions are real masterpieces. while I listen... more I do not know how you can do the effects but your compositions are real masterpieces. while I listened to your piece I closed my eyes and I found myself traveling with imagination. woods, fairies, elves and Indian natives .. thanks for the nice emotion