selection of pieces, some lavishly orchestrated, others more
instrumental or keyboard in character, inspired by nature and the
universe, for listening pleasure. The CD cover insert is enhanced by an
watercolour painting and original poems.
composer and keyboardist, Alan Hinde, releases another superb Ambient
New Age/World music CD, "Bubbling Cascade." Hinde takes his visions of
nature and creates an instrumental album that is not only rich in
musical complexity but presents a palette of dreamy magical sounds. The
title track, "Bubbling Cascade" lets you image a place where you can
loosen up and calm down to the shimmering layers of the delicate and
dreamy tones. Another song, "The Timeless Journey," is well
orchestrated with exquisite strings that are richly textured. "Gulls,"
has a nice vibe as it breathes with a smooth intonation of silky Jazz
wrapped into a sweet and charming melody. Hinde and his well crafted
songs will take you to a place of peaceful serenity. So if you had a
long and stressful day, then the beautiful album, "Bubbling Cascade" is
just what you need to hear as you will find it amazingly relaxing.
Diane and the
Here's what another reviewer said of Bubbling Cascade.
relaxing in a bath loaded with essential oils, your neck and shoulder
muscles blissfully releasing their tension, the meditation or bedroom
session is still to come and…
Bubbling Cascade is playing gently in the background. It’s a
From the Japanese-inspired landscape watercolour on the cover through
the dappled, flowing mood changes of the music within, Bubbling Cascade
is a celebration of the beauty and harmony of the natural universe.
Sydney born composer Alan Hinde has put his whole creativity into this
album which he recorded in his home studio. The cover is
own painting and two of his poems adorn the inside sleeve. Bubbling
Cascade is in every sense the creation of its author.
Atmospheric and melodious, each piece has something to say about the
flowingness of nature.
The title track [Bubbling Cascade] evokes the flavour of a chuckling
stream. A bright, almost random melody sparkles against the deeper
slower synth sound reminiscent of an underlying current, leading us to
deeper waters. Timeless Journey moves forward with slow majestic grace,
like a wordless hymn of creation. Surprisingly the last track Gulls
shows a jazz influence. The sparsity of the piece gives a feeling of
open sky while the spontaneous changes of melody and tempo evoke the
gull’s freedom of flight.
The mood of the album changes from track to track yet always retains a
feeling of beauty and harmony. It is always close to bliss.