This is the final post in this series, looking at my thoughts about the different tracks on An Echo of Angels.
Between Here and There
This track can come as a bit of a surprise when you’re listening to the whole album, because it starts quite abruptly with the muted trumpet which, although it’s muted is quite loud and breaks through – you can’t ignore it. There are strings in the background, but it’s all about this unrelenting trumpet sound. Music is often about the space between the notes, so this piece was a surprise to me as there’s almost no space – you get that sensation only when the longer notes are held. The rhythm and broken structure is more like jazz than anything New Age, but this track is about remembering who you are, and the way angels can guide you to find out where you lie, between your impressions and expectations and beliefs about yourself, and who you really are under all that.
The Body of Peace
This started out as an off-beat piece of piano melody, that had almost no rhythm. Somewhere along the way it transformed into this piece, with harp accompanying the piano, and occasional percussion. It’s meant to offer that feeling of relief, the relief that is fundamental to a knowledge of angels.
Open to Angels
This piece was also improvised in one session. It took me a long time to get into the right state of mind, to really trust that I was channelling the inspiration. It’s nothing more than a recording of a piano, but that’s been mixed and effected and reverberated until it sounds like something else. This piece closes the album because it’s quite long, and gives you the space to breathe, meditate, contemplate or sit in the presence of an angel.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this little look into my music. If you like what you hear, please could you give the album a review? You can review on Amazon if you have an account there, wherever you bought there music – and that would mean so much to me. And iTunes reviews make a huge difference. Either would be lovely. Thanks, my friends.- Zanna B.
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