The Breath of Forever
There is a new talent on the flute that’s recently ridden
into town for us here, his name is George
Pendred and lately we have been entranced by his last two singles Forest Spirts and The Sea, both of which appear of this splendid album entitled The Breath of Forever. This treat is a
wonderfully produced album of great quality; one that I am sure instrumental
fans the world over will love.
The album consists of 11 classy tracks and starts with the
first single we received Forest Spirits,
a stunningly picturesque opener, one that leads perfectly into the arms of the
following piece entitled The Sky, a
fascinating creation, with a little keyboards built into the weave, and a
slight electronic vibe that manifests an extra depth within the offering.
One of my personal favourites is the light hearted and
positive refrains of the composition Travelling,
the chords here mix craft-fully with a light reflective energy, whilst the
flute remains the chief narrator in its overall build and progression.
The production quality on this album is sublime, examples of
that textured brilliance can be found on pieces like Jazz-ish Improvisation, a truly clever offering, with a delightful
bass line and keyboards, and the effervescent essences of the penultimate
creation on the album called Flight.
The conclusion is brought to us by the last gift on the album
called Flute Love, a gentle piece
that hovers around the heart, and smiles a smile of peace and contentment; this
is a beautiful offering with which to end a sublime album with.
The Breath of Forever by George Pendred is a sparkling new and exciting breath of fresh air
in the flute based genre. Pendred brings the colour and textures beautifully,
and gives us an upbeat and vibrant new collection of great songs.
From time to time we all need something new flourishing and
fine in our lives, and The Breath of
Forever by George Pendred is
most certainly that, perhaps even a beacon of light and hope in the vast realm of
the instrumental music genres.