Moody, Deep, Twilight Sound
Jerry Fry | Freeman, MO USA | 10/07/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought "Ancient Dreams" on LP in the early nineties. It was the first time I'd ever heard any of Patrick O'Hearns music. I ended up buying everything of his I could find. I thought "Trust" sounded more like his first two albums. I like everything I've got by Patrick O'Hearn but "Trust" is still my favorite. I think "Two Continents" is one of his best songs. "Lone Man" is a good musical representation of the artifact from Cousquer Cave, a feel of what it was like to be alive in 12000 B.C. and wandering a sparsely populated Earth. The songs "Trust" and "Farewell" are also highlights on this album. Most of these songs have a lonely feeling to them but they are beautiful and not "down" songs. Yes, many of these songs do have repetitive stretches in them, but most all of his music does. Some of the repetition on "Between Two Worlds" can almost drive you crazy if you have headphones on while lying down and fall asleep with your player on repeat. You keep hearing the same thing over and over in a dream. But like "Between Two Worlds", the music on "Trust" is still beautiful and has a dramatic element to it. If you like "Between Two Worlds" I predict you will like "Trust"."
I TRUST this CD is excellent!
Alexander Nordquist | Cary, NC USA | 05/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Patrick O' Hearn has created another masterpiece with Trust, its another dark one like Between Two Worlds only its a little different. Even though Metaphor was more of a daytime album he uses some of the same sounds from it. "Liberty" starts out with guitars and later comes in with keyboards. "Equinox" also has great keyboards in it and is one of my favorites just like Liberty. My favorite one on the album is "3 Circles" it uses many dark sounds in it and it was the first one I heard from this album. Than that takes us to "Farewell" which has a nice soft hymning sounds with other keyboards. In my opinion, all of Patrick O' Hearns albums are masterpieces. Buy all of his albums TODAY!!"
Your typical ambient new age jazz
kireviewer | Sunnyvale, Ca United States | 02/28/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is another typical Patrick O'Hearn album of ambient music mixed with new age jazz and a little electronica. O'Hearn plays most of the instruments, but does have some guests on some of the tracks, including his friends from his Frank Zappa days, Warren Cuccurullo and Terry Bozzio.The music is nice and pleasant, but somewhat repetitive. There are a lot of people who play in this style, including his old band Group 87 and his partner Mark Isham. If you are a big ambient fan (Tangerine Dream or Brian Eno) you might really appreciate this. Mixing in the new age jazz with the ambient sound does give a little spark to the music. But, in the end, it all seems like background music to me. These guys (especially Isham) are very big in movie soundtracks.If you want something with more energy, check out the Bozzio, Levin, Stevens albums."