An Excellent Musical Representation of Winter....
Chris Austin | Owen Sound, Ont. Canada | 09/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is my favourite Fresh Aire album for many reasons. Unfortunately it's considered by many to be the worst installment in the Fresh Aire series mainly because of the significant and experimental use of synthesizers. I myself have a deep appreciation for synthesizers, and I feel that this album just wouldn't be the same without the use of them. The music in this album tends to intermittently send chills up my back every time I listen to it. I'll be very frank and point out that this isn't a happy depiction of winter. Every time I'm finished listening to it I feel very lonely and empty. Winter is my favourite season of the year, and a great deal of the feelings that I experience in the winter I feel again when listening to this album. I especially like the G Major Toccata piece. This piece is very powerful and the pipe organ sounds beautiful in it. For me, this album is very dream-like, and certain pieces like Crystal, and, of course, The Dream make me feel like I'm dreaming. Ultimately, I would recommend this album to everyone, and especially to those who appreciate music because of its different stories and meanings, and not just its popularity."