Close Your Eyes CD
Kathy Parsons, MainlyPiano.com
...The pieces were composed as solo piano lullabies and relaxation music, and they succeed well. Gentle
and soothing with no harsh edges, the music becomes slower as the album progresses. With a few exceptions,
I had a hard time staying too focused on the music when listening to it actively, but it makes a lovely backdrop for
quiet activities or for letting go of the cares of the day (or night!). Many of the 20 tracks are made up of sequences
of flowing notes, creating a similar experience to listening to water in a fountain or a stream - hypnotic. Despite the
subtleness of the music, a few of the pieces really stand out to me. One is “Calm Is the Night,” which is a bit more
melodic than some of the others, and a perhaps a touch bittersweet - a very lovely piece! I also especially like
“Midnight Song,” which also has more of a melody and a feeling of peaceful introspection. “Begin to Dream,” reminds
me of Wayne Gratz’s gentle touch. Actually, this CD is similar to Gratz’s “Sleepy Baby Suite” without the nature sounds. Close Your Eyes is a peaceful collection of lullabies for babies of all ages. Let the soothing sounds carry you off to Dreamland where everything is beautiful and unhurried.
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