English Rock Band
My favorite track is "The Giants of Fear", which is pitch black in feel. Much of the piece is played in the deep bass of the piano with a menacing beat that brings out feelings of dread and anxiety. A middle section goes into the upper registers with an "agitato" approach, and then travels back into the deepest bass. This piece can cause chills - very effective! The title track is also very effective. The feel is lighter than the pieces that follow, but still there is a feeling of apprehension as well as of hope and optimism. This is probably the most pleasant and comfortable piece on the CD. The closing track, "Resolution to Continue the Search" is gentler and is one of a few of the pieces that I would call soothing ("Love for the Lady" is quiet but also very dark - definitely not a Jim Brickman love song!).
I have to say that this is not a CD I would choose to relax to. It is, however, a fascinating development of a story set to music.
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