I like this but it didn't captivate me as much as "Seeing is Believing" which I heard live with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and went head over heels. I still enjoy the CD, too. The love is "I Drink the Air Before Me". His ideas, the journey and the resolve, always are well articulated, not a note is left dangling unless intended.
No doubt his voice will be heard for time to come as he continues to explore his vast inner landscape.
I will continue to follow
I bought this cd some months ago now and have held off reviewing it until I'd lived with it for a while. It is a more disparate album than 'Mothertongue', a work that immediately opened itself to me, consisting as it does of complementary suites. 'speaks volumes' contains seven compositions, each of which should be judged alone. There is a variety of styles in evidence here and at first listen one is tempted to think that they are not all successful but that is a trap the casual listener can often fall into. Like all good music, these pieces take time to reveal their depths and their subtleties. Give this one spin, perhaps even just two or three and you may be tempted, as others have been here, to write it off as mere noise or sound-making but that would be a big mistake. 'Clear Music' becomes more beautiful every time I hear it; 'It Goes Without Saying' exhibits a growing brashness, like a kid growing in confidence; 'Honest Music', 'Quiet Music' and 'Pillaging Music' are the closest...
"For centuries society has been preparing for Victor Mature and Mickey Rooney.By destroying they come to fulfill." Adorno and Horkheimer - Dialectic of Enlightenment
If there is one CD that I own that I would love to toss, but that I can't because I believe that it is "significant", this is that one. The whole simpering Post - Genre thing is a drag. But I feel like the great George Steiner, whose father lifted him up to the window to watch the Anschluss Celebrations in Vienna, saying "Look! This is History!". A defining moment for the young George…to which we owe "Language and Silence", etc.
This is Our World. God knows how we got here, but here we are. The ignorance of the 1 - Star Review here (on Amazon) makes me want to give this disc Five Stars, but I'd rather have a coyote eat off my arm. The dynamics alone - all those "sensitive" crescendos - make me want to scream.
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