Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Sea Energise By Julia Thomsen


Sea Energise


Julia Thomsen

Written by

Steve Sheppard


One of the many beauties that lay willingly in the arms of this tapestry of creation by pianist Julia Thomsen, and entitled Sea Energise, is the really attractive and smooth textured pathways of musical delight from each of the 6 tracks on this release, they will have you drift into a calm bay of tone with ease,and you will be bathed by the essences that float from those very arrangements.

The opener is the title track and of course entitled Sea Energise, and is the most beautiful composition that you will find to start any album that contains piano with added instrumentation, one that leads us off with great care and attention towards to the shortest piece off the release called Evoke, I found something wonderfully haunting about this offering that I adored, it may be less than two minutes long, but it is one that you would come back to many times over with ease.

The kindly offering entitled Beauty Inside And Out is now upon us, its gentle refrains highlight the wonderful sense of empathy within the music, and the cultured yet caring performance that brings us one of the most heartfelt and loving pieces off the album is appreciated.

One of my all-time loves is nature, so to listen to Nature Interlude as we draw near to the end of the album is a delight that’s bathed with a reflective reverie by the artist, and the hovering symphonic gestures are simply nothing more than genius, this would also be one of my personal favourites off the album.

The penultimate offering is entitled Starlight, the performance by Thomsen here does exactly what it says on the can, and gifts us a sparkling arrangement that manifests a star filled sky perhaps, in the imagination of the listener.

So we have arrived at the very last portal of the release and this inner dimension of musical class is called Blended. There is an ambience here that is delightful, the build and progression of this arrangement is something to really enjoy, and of course the perfect way to leave this collection of fine compositions.

Sea Energise by Julia Thomsen is one of the gentlest yet enjoyable albums I have heard for quite some time in this genre, the smoothness of performance with which Julia Thomsen has manifested this album has created a lush, colourful and extremely warm collection of songs to listen to, and it indeed should be a release that brings much happiness and calm to all who listen to it.

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