Friday, November 15, 2019
Album Review: Songs Without Words by Gerhard Daum
Featuring twelve songs spanning approximately 41 minutes, Daum keeps his compositions to under the 4-minute mark, as the musical narrative moves through a dynamic range of atmospheres and emotions like the exhilarating score to a TV action or drama series unfolding.
The opening piece, “Berlin Song”, is a moody number that delivers some bluesy guitar, cinematic strings and lush ambient pads set to a downtempo pulse. The sensuously subtle “Talking Softly” soon follows with a mysterious ‘noir lounge’ vibe, which seemingly paints black-and-white images of an old city street thinly veiled in a nighttime fog.
A few tracks later, “Gold Rush” heats up the audio space with a soaring guitar lead, symphonic strings and odd-time signature beats. Once again reverting to Daum’s softer side, “Timeless” ensues with a sultrily sleek arrangement that would render this piece nicely on an eclectic smooth jazz playlist.
Further down the line-up is another personal favorite called “Walking on Clouds”, a piece that slightly recalls Brian Eno’s iconic “Deep Blue Day” with its bluesy ambient soundscape. And finally, “My Foolish Heart” beautifully wraps things up with a winding guitar riff, cinematic strings and moderately paced drums that all bring it to a reminiscing yet celebratory conclusion.
An innovative offering of enjoyably eclectic instrumental music, Songs Without Words is an album without categorization that will appeal to listeners who possess a diverse range of musical taste! ~Candice Michelle
For more information, please visit the artist's website. This album is also available at Amazon, iTunes and other retail and streaming platforms.
Fresh off the heels of her highly-acclaimed Stardust album, Belgian-born composer Kerani stunningly impresses again with her follow-up re...
01. Peter Kater – Wings 02. Sangeeta Kaur – Compassion 03. Douglas Blue Feather – Ascension 04. Rob Simonsen – Rêveries 05. Rémi Orts P...
TIME / ARTIST NAME / TRACK TITLE / ALBUM TITLE 00:00 / Jon Richards / Tethys / Gaia 08:26 / Terra Guitarra / Ambrosia / Spirit Wheel 15:0...