Outstanding contemporary instrumental Timothy Wenzel – RUNNING AWAY: I have reviewed MANY albums from Timothy, most recently in issue # 154, where he got good marks from me, to be sure. His newest release features several other players… in order to get a clear sonic awareness of his skills, I (most STRONGLY) recommend that you watch the video below (set to the song “Traveling Light” from the new album)…
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On his new adventure, Timothy’s marvelous keyboards and synths (as well as flute, guitars, strings, bass and more) are joined by Jeff Haynes on percussion, Jill Haley on English horn and oboe and Josie Quick on violin… one of the most striking tunes on the album is “Makes You Wonder” – already one of my favorite songs (yet) in 2019… gentle, yet full of the wonder of life!
Another performance that really caught my ear is “Breaking Free“, which Timothy says is “about changing your life for the better, getting away from what binds you”… the song swirls ’round, touching on many aspects of your being as you listen to it… much like the living of life, I’d say; I just LOVE the strings woven in at around the 3:48… a truly beautiful celebration of becoming unchained.
It took me two full listens through the dozen sonic marvels offered up for your aural enjoyment to choose the closer, “Coronal Rain“, as my personal favorite… Timothy weaves synth voices with a sensitivity and creativity that many other artists can only hope to achieve. If any song merits an award – it IS this one!
I give Timothy and his fellow players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99 for this most memorable sonic journey. Get more information at Timothy’s website. Rotcod Zzaj
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