This is a gorgeous collection of twelve instrumental tracks. As the CD begins with “Ice Wind” the piano dominates, mixed with electronic keyboard, vocal “ooo’s”, strings, bells, and guitar. It establishes a lovely musical ambiance “Miles from Nowhere” has a gentle pulse with a Celtic-type melody carried by the flute. “Mountain Rain” is evocative. Sections of piano, flute, and guitar give way to a vocal chorale, and then return to the instrumental texture.

Throughout the CD Wenzel has control over his material. The movement from song to song feels like a musical journey. The sequence of melodic ideas, keys, and instrumentation keeps it interesting, but there is always a deliberate hand on the tiller here.

~review by Elizabeth Hazel

Artist: Timothy Wenzel

Timothy Wenzel/All Music c 2012
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/timothywenzel2
Sample tracks available on this site;

Download for $9.99 (or 99 cents per track); CD $12.97

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