Beautiful contemporary sound paintings Barbara Hills – THE FLOWERS SUITE: It may seem an odd thing to say, but when I post on social media, about 97% of what I post involves the beauty that the floral influence brings to our world… Barbara’s beautiful contemporary sound paintings are all about that beauty; she weaves together marvelous sonic images that will touch your inner spirit and help bring you the peace of the ages… just watch her “Sweet William” video to get the full impact…
…and, since you’re there already, be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Barbara’s YouTube channel, where you’ll find many more tunes from this album, as well as others she has created.
As you listen to “Through Iris Halls” (with your headphones on, of course), I’m quite sure you will be able to hear the tiny insect traveling through a blue roof into an endless sky of wonder… this 4:23 compositions is one of the most peaceful sonic realizations I have listened to (yet) in 2018; the pacing is perfect, and the imagery is dazzling.
The vocals on “The First Snowdrop” are haunting, and make Barbara’s work ever more enchanting to listeners who love being wrapped in the sounds of nature… again, the visual element is a part of the realization, especially if you listen in isolation.
There is a completely different vibe going on with the upbeat “Creeping Buttercup”, as you’ll certainly see as you listen to and watch Barbara’s video for this one…
…I just LOVED the rhythm on this tune… it’s both catchy and timely through and through!
The CD is a “limited edition” (only 300), so you’ll want to get yours NOW… and, that’s especially true for compositions like my personal favorite of the dozen offered up, the 16:00 “Hedgerow Walk“… Barbara says (in her liner notes) that there’s no English word that equates to what the song means, but that a Welsh word, Hiareth, which means “being bound up with the land, the memory, the departed
joys and the longings for a place or time that has gone and will never return – or,
perhaps, never really was“… this creation certainly merits the strongest consideration for an award… if I were on the voting panel, it would (without question) get my vote!
I give Barbara a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.99 for this excellent and diverse musical experience. Get more information at Barbara’s website. Rotcod Zzaj
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