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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 No artist website was available at time of publication.


Anonymous said...

I think the cd is very imaginative and shows a lot of heart in the music. The solo piano tunes reach deep into me.

Anonymous said...

I agree that Woodrow's revenge is a hit--very nicely done.

Anonymous said...

Woodrow's Revenge was also my favorite, and I also liked Luvie Duvies and Tritium as well. Looking forward to the next CD!

Anonymous said...

I really like this CD and especially like listening to it during dinner. Some of my favorites are I'll Try, Furr Louise and Desire. It's a great collection of piano music which I thoroughly enjoy and look forward to future CD's.