Thursday, August 24, 2023

Iridescence By Louis Anthony deLise ft Nancy Rumbel




Louis Anthony deLise ft Nancy Rumbel

Written by

Steve Sheppard


This has to be one of the most fascinating and complex creations I have heard from Louis Anthony deLise, it’s called Iridescence and features one of the finest oboists around called Nancy Rumbel, a lady whom I first came into contact with musically some years or so ago with regard to recordings with both Eric Tingstad and David Lanz.

Here on this brand new single they manifest something completely original and add some instrumentation that even I have never heard of before. Louis Anthony deLise is well known for creating piano pieces that have a light and soothing narrative, and then combining them with lush melodies, here with Nancy Rumbel, a more explorative nuance is taken, and quite frankly one that I utterly adored.

Rumbels touch manifests a mysterious tone into the proceedings, one with a colourful layered tapestry of reflection, whilst deLise brings an empowering piano, one that births avenues of an ambient sound, that at times took me back to the late 80s in mood, and with that added instrumentation of a wine bottle xylophone into the mix, I kid you not, it works amazingly well and thus brings forward one of the most in-depth, and artistic compositions this year to my door, and that cannot be a bad thing.

I sense a big hit coming here for Iridescence by Louis Anthony deLise ft Nancy Rumbel, and so it should be too, creative and imaginative endeavours like this deserved to be rewarded.

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