I found myself in need of some solace this sunny afternoon in
June, and as usual, I would find that within music, but the album that chilled
my senses and calmed my thoughts, would be a flute based compilation of smooth
and serene arrangements entitled Wild
The gentle opening offering entitled Summer Clouds was the perfect place to start this recovery, and
this charming composition was idyllic and totally fit for purpose. The
sweetness of the flute on this track alone created a beautiful backdrop of tone
to relax to.
Wind Weaver is the duo of Terry Mack (Flute) and Paul
Bezooyen (Acoustic Guitar) and on this next track we hear that very
combination bring us something that held for me certain Middle Age energies
within its lush constraints, it is entitled
Enchanted. One could see with ease a princess walking through the
greenwoods of England to this melody.
Bezooyen strikes the opening few notes on this next piece,
before Mack joins the dance to a lively number called Coming Home. A song that contains a wonderfully happy narrative to
its progression, this is music to make you smile with ease.
Fluid Ooze was a truly interesting creation, a
fluent vibrant flute in absolute symbiosis with an almost Middle Eastern
percussive beat. The rhythmic nature of this track made it incredibly addictive
to listen to; this would be one that the melody would run on loop within my
mind unceasingly for the next few hours.
As we move towards the middle part of the album we come
across a short form piece entitled Sundance,
this light and warming performance brought a wonderful sensitivity to the
release, and one that I utterly enjoyed, again Mack’s presentation on flute was
truly charming and incredibly clear and natural.
May we once more touch the hem of the 16th century;
mayhap we can do this with the track Jesters
Feast. The lively and excitable energies of this piece are performed craft-fully
by Mack’s sublime playing, while Bezooyen creates a rhythmic narrative that is utterly
We now move to the track entitled Ariel Wandering, which also happens to be the longest offering on
the album, we can make use of that extra time by enjoying the almost folk
styled performance on guitar by Bezooyen, while Mack’s flute drifts energies of
a Native feel across the skies of this quite beautiful offering.
The title track is up next and of course I am referring to Wild Threads, the guitar manifests
something quite moving and reflective at times, there is also a real late 60’s
early 70’s feel to this presentation as well, I have to admit this makes it
even more appealing, one can get lost in the theme and narrative of the song by
flowing with the colourful melodic structures.
We have swum with great care into the deeper waters of the
album, and as we do so we have arrived at a gateway to another track entitled Welcome, there is something so warm
about this performance, and it just makes you smile at its simplistic beauty.
The acoustic guitar never sounded better, the steel strings create a natural
feel to the presentation, which manifested a safe arm around the shoulder
musically, well done mister Paul
Bezooyen for this classy solo performance.
The penultimate offering is upon us and it would turn out to
be one of my personal favourites from the album. Moonlit Reflections is the perfect dreaming flute performance by Terry Mack, adding natural sounds to
the composition was stroke of mastery, and one that helped manifest a
beautifully angelic solo flute arrangement.
The final piece off the album is entitled Elemental Chant; this brings back a few
memories for me, but that’s another story entirely. Here Mack and Bezooyen
combine sublimely for one last track; it is the perfect piece that sums up this
wonderfully fluent and melodic nature based album of outstanding natural
Wild Threads by Wind Weaver is an album of pure quality from two musicians who clearly known their trade, and just love to show it. The perfect symbiotic partnership has created here an album of 11 artistic and serene songs, all with a sensitive natural touch, and a lot of care and attention to detail. Wild Threads by Wind Weaver would be a very valuable addition to you music collection, a collection of soothing musical narratives to ease the soul and pacify the mind without doubt.