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Natural World Trilogy
Three disc set of instrumentals evoking the magic of the creative process. All 27 tracks are brand new recordings & completely solo works by Wakeman. Each of the discs, subtitled 'The Animal Kingdom', 'Beneath The Waves' &... more »
Three disc set of instrumentals evoking the magic of the creative process. All 27 tracks are brand new recordings & completely solo works by Wakeman. Each of the discs, subtitled 'The Animal Kingdom', 'Beneath The Waves' & 'Heaven On Earth', are one hour long & are inextricably linked by their association with the overall theme of the Natural World. Double jewel case. 1999 release.
Sergey Lenkov | Mother Russia | 12/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is continuation of Rick`s new age (or new world) ambient music saga: "Aspirant Sunrise", "Apirant Sunset" and "Aspirant Sunshadows". You would hear relaxing melodic instrumental pieces, music landscapes. Music here is like flowing of the river or cold sea breeze in hot summer day.
Rick plays his favourite electronic keyboards (Korg, Kurzweil, Roland) in meditative mood. So the sound of the record traditional for Rick`s albums (it isn`t such a repetitive techno loops). In our crazy depressive agressive world the music by Rick is a kind of a cure from this depression.
Some people think of new age, ambient music as of low genre... Too simple, "everybody could play like this", music for elevators etc. By the way, sometimes in elevators you could hear light classical music (Vivaldi, Mozart etc.). Not a bad company for new age ambient musicians.
Wakeman got formal education and he could compose sophisticated music for symphonic orchestras. Rick once said, that book by Russian composer of the XIX century Rimskiy-Korsakov about the principles of orchesration for a long time was his favourite reading. You could believe that Wakeman could write music of highest quality in each genre. To landscapes by Rick you could return many times and each time you would find there something new.
Of course, don`t try to listen to this kind of music while you are driving a car!!! Return home and listen to it after doing that...
This CDs are available on Amazon.co.uk
Oh, you don`t wanna sleep? Then listen to Judas Priest or Iron Maiden."