There is nothing quite like exploring the depths of a new
electronic ambient album to start my week, and thanks to artist Thierry David I was able to do just
that, I hadn’t heard from Thierry since the release of Hypnosis way back in 2014, so it was extremely pleasing to find his
latest release Slow Motion sitting
on my desktop to review.
This marvellous work of art starts with a gentle and flowing
offering entitled Convolutions, the
softness of the synths here manifested a beautiful layered experience for me,
one that I always really need on a Monday morning, and the ambiance of this
piece alone would set me up for the day.
We now slip into the stream of the longest offering of the
album at well over nine minutes and called Wild
Hope. This moment of idyllic keyboards manifested a creative and artistic
narrative to enjoy, the sublime soothing onward journey through the tones of
this crafted offering, were akin to floating on clouds and warm thermals, a
truly serene experience indeed.
The title track is up next and of course we are now at the
portal entitled Slow Motion. The title header is the artist’s moment to
express an overview of the entire concept of the album, and Slow Motion continues to show to us the
tranquillity of the moment through the calmness of creation, via the skill set
of the amazing Thierry David.
We can now take one tentative footfall into the second half
of the album and as we do so we arrive at the doorway of a track entitled Diamond Drops. This piece is slightly
deceptive, in as much as it has a certain rhythm that highlights the way, and
because of that light and carefully created beat, delivers us a sumptuous sense
of a continual onward movement with the refrains of the music, and one that
simply sparkles with the cadence of the day.
We can now edge delicately into the arms of the most chilled
piece on the release, it is entitled Divine
Spark, the combination of a charming and almost sensual rhythm here was
simply idyllic, a track that really conjured up many images of sights of great
beauty I have seen in my life. The musical weave here was amazing, the more I
listened, the more I felt completely in harmony with the moment, it is a
serene, but beautifully fluent offering.
Our penultimate piece is called Dazzling Blue, this last but one opus manifests a moment when the
music caresses the senses, this is an art form that must be cherished, and I
can gaze out of my upstairs widow and peer down at the Mediterranean, and by its symbiotic nature the music seems to dance
with the lapis oceanic view in front of me.
Our final arrangement is entitled Weightless Keys, this masterful composition is simply the most
perfect conclusion to a fantastic album, its warm major and minor chords
express a feather life performance from the artist, in what is the most emotive
piece from the release and a heartfelt ending opus it is to finish with.
The wait has been totally worth it, Slow Motion by Thierry David
has to be the most relaxing and chilled album I have heard this year so far.
One must applaud the artist for manifesting an album which brings forth such
peace and tranquillity, through a simply idyllic performance on each and every
track in this seven piece collection. If you’re looking for a sanctuary away
from the stresses and strains of the day, then Slow Motion by Thierry David
must be your next port of call.