Ethereal piano dreams Tom Eaton – ABENDROMEN (EVENING DREAMS): For some strange reason, I reviewed Tom’s 2016 “Indesterren (Into The Stars)” album before this one, even though this beautiful ten song adventure was the first recorded (February, 2016)… the focus on “Abendromen” seems to be a bit more on the piano, as you’ll hear on the calming “Monday: Midwinter“… there are heavenly electronic weaves on the intro, and through the piece, but the piano is right at the forefront.
Though there are no “live” tracks on his YouTube channel, you should still subscribe to it… I wouldn’t be surprised to see a couple of live videos pop in there before too long… any way you listen, Tom is a truly accomplished multi-instrumentalist (he plays piano, keyboards, guitars, basses, and percussion on this outing), and you’ll hear that clearly on the intriguing 7:52 “Friday: Patience“… the “pacing” makes great use of the “empty spaces” between notes, and the electronic sounds are stellar!
The strings and sounds on “Thursday: For Orion” are musical magic, to be sure, and I loved Tom’s bass/guitar work on this piece… solid-punch percussion rounds the tune out for a full-bodied listen… a very memorable tune that already has me hitting “replay” often.
It took me two complete listens through all ten songs to choose my personal favorite (because they are all so enchanting), but I found the 6:46 “Tuesday: The Compass” just grabbed hold of something deep down inside me and wouldn’t let go… be SURE you listen to this with headphones on, so you can catch every little nuance of Tom’s wizardry.
I give Tom a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.98 for this very collectible audio experience. Get more information on Tom’s website. Rotcod Zzaj
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