Tuesday, June 10, 2008
CD Review: Timothy Martin - Duality Of Song
Timothy Martin - Duality Of Song
2008, Timothy Martin Daher
Duality Of Song is an interesting project. All instrumentation is provided by Timothy Martin by way of various modes and sounds of synthesized keyboards. There are no vocals, no guitars, no drums, no bass. Just piano in all of it's myriad electric voices. Duality of Song is imaginative and fun, displaying creativity and reach in composition at times. Not everything here is a hit, and it definitely falls into the category of mood music, but it is an enjoyable listen.
Some of Duality of Song would qualify as dinner music, depending on your company. There is a definite garage quality lo-fi sound here that works for the recording. I don't think the piano playing here would qualify for virtuoso status, but you do get to hear a keyboard player kicking and scratching at his bounds to learn and grow in his art. It can be hard to pick a favorite tune here as they all flow from one to the other, but Woodrow's Revenge sticks out
Look, this disc isn't for everyone. I am going to go so far as to say that it probably isn't for most people. Keyboardists learning their own art and interested in exploring prog, synthetic and electronic styles may get a kick out of this disc. This is mostly an exercise for fans of the piano or fans of Timothy Martin. That's not a knock on the recording at all, it's just in too much of a niche to find widespread appeal.
Rating: 3 Stars (Out of 5)
You can purchase a copy of Duality Of Song at www.cdbaby.com/tmartin2. No artist website was available at time of publication.