A Day On Venus
There are few around today that completely understand what
ambient music actually is, and is about, however those few who do exist are at
the top of their game, and probably the most successful female artist among
them is Michelle Qureshi, and her
latest offering of sublime music called A
Day On Venus is that wonderful moment of ambient bliss we have all been
waiting for with utter joy.
Here we have an album packed with 18 tracks of transcendent
music, and each piece, each composition, will transport you to a place of peace
and serenity with the ease of a new dawn, like the opening manifestation
entitled Stars By The Pocketful.
Never before has such musical delicacy created so much, with each note played
on Qureshi’s acoustic guitar being a drop of sweet nectar from the gods of Olympus themselves, this was the perfect
start for the album and reminded me in part of a classical guitarist friend of
mine in Jason Carter.
There are many tracks that are familiar to us as they were
originally released as singles, such as the indigenous mood of pieces like Luminous Fields, which sees the artist
back on her flute, a favourite of mine in the delicious Belonging Here, a mood filled opus with reflections from the days
of songs like Stairway To Heaven, and
the Latin vibes of the mystical Mayan
Trails, among many others single releases on this quite amazing album.
Qureshi’s skill set is rare, she has that amazing ability to manifest
musical soundtracks to simple everyday events and make them literally come
alive, like the piece Light Rain.
While on the penultimate track off the album the lady of pure ambience
manifests something incredibly special via the composition Wondrous, and indeed it is, combining elements of guitar, synths
and keyboards, in what could easily be the start to a classic progressive rock
manifestation, here is a woman who is so in tune with her muse it is a
delightful thing to see and hear.
The conclusion to this vast and creative body of work comes
in the guise of the final gift Walk At
Dusk, a gentle acoustic guitar track to ease the soul and calm the mind, a
delightfully classy way with which to leave this splendid album.
A Day On Venus by Michelle
Qureshi is the release many of us have been waiting eagerly to hear, there
are 18 tracks of outstanding natural beauty here for you to enjoy, and each and
every one of them has a mood, a tale, a tone and a dimension of relaxation for
you to simply fall into and enjoy.
This must be Michelle
Qureshi’s finest work to date; this is an instrumental paradise that even
Milton wouldn’t have lost, no one can ever doubt that the world in Michelle Qureshi, has a musician that
is so filled with an abundance of musical joy it is simply unrestrainable, and
as such this album should be required listening for any up and coming ambient
musician and a massive hit on the charts.