Tuesday, March 31, 2015

CD Review: Michele McLaughlin's 'Undercurrent'

Michele McLaughlin

Undercurrent is the fifteenth album from prolific, Utah-based composer and solo pianist, Michele McLaughlin. There are a total of thirteen introspective works that are relatively graceful, emotive, and full of flowing piano melodies that seem to take on a life of their own. All of the instrumental compositions are between two and four-and-a-half-minutes long. There are several notable tracks that contain cinematic appeal, including "On My Own," "Stepping Stones," and "The Space Between." The songs are somewhat neo-classical with historical nods to the greats of the classical era--but only in spirit. There is a strong contemporary vein to the works that resemble the music of Danny Wright and another Michele--Michele de Wilton, These are original songs that represent two years of creative work. Fans of solo piano music will find a place in their heart and ears for Michele McLaughlin's Undercurrent. 5 Stars (out of 5) ~ Matthew Forss

1 comment:

Michele McLaughlin said...

Thank you so much for this great review. I am so pleased you like the album!! I hope your readers and followers like it as well. Many thanks!