author: John P. Olsen / NewAgeMusicWorld.Com
"Floating on a Melody is featured for Best Album Cover Art by New Age Music World."
author: Michael Diamond Music - Floating on a Melody / Muzik Reviews
Christopher Boscole’s work is a living tapestry of sound. Each note is a
colorful thread interwoven to create a masterpiece that enraptures the
soul and relaxes the mind. The journey through this album was like a
breath of fresh air after dealing with the working day world. Just a
couple of notes and I was hooked. The shoes came off, my eyes closed and I
felt pressures of the day slowly being erased. I can’t think of a
better compliment than that. If you enjoy neoclassical piano with hints of
jazz and many layers of visualization this is an artist you are going to
want in your collection.
“Floating On A Melody” is the title track for this album and with good
reason. The deliberate and majestic piano playing carries you off on a
journey across the water. Waves crest and you sail freely across rippling
pools of music and sound. Mermaids dance alongside your boat and you move
with the tide. Ebb and flow. With each touch of the keys, Boscole crafts
images that take you into a world beyond the constraints of everyday
The ship sets sail on the title track, which departs the dock with
effortless grace, picking up momentum and leaving a joyous melody in its
wake. As mentioned above, a sense of gliding on the water is often
conveyed in his music, especially this track. However, back on dry land, a
song entitled “Country Dawn” paints a more pastoral picture that conjures
an image of the sun rising – bright and full of promise on a brand new
morning. By contrast, “Waves Of Twilight” reflects the other end of the
arc of a day, where energy begins to settle and the last rays of a once
brilliant sun give way to the deepening shadows of the night.
Grander vistas are evoked in a piece called “To Travel The Multiverse,”
which like the title track gives a feeling of sailing, yet the view out
this porthole is more likely to be a sea of stars. The celestial theme
carries over into “A Distant Universe,” although stylistically quite
different. In this piece, Christopher opens with a sense of spaciousness
that evolves into denser clusters and cascades of notes, eliciting a
vision of galaxies stretching out into eternity. As much as I have a
personal affinity for all things cosmic, I’d have to say that one of my
favorite tracks on the album was “Peace Of Imagination.” It is sometimes
difficult to put subjective impressions into words, but its dreamy
ambiance has a quality that feels both far away, yet deeply internal at
the same time. Whatever words are used to describe it, on a feeling level,
I found it quite touching.
“The Knight Returns” brought me into the book world where I spend much of
my life. Sir Lancelot walking through a wooded patch of land gets a
glimpse of the fair Guinever and his heart is lost forever. Secret
embraces hidden passions rule this piece. Bittersweet and full of longing,
the protector becomes the hunter in a game of politics, betrayal and love.
The sensual harmonies in this piece take you into the land of fairy tales
and legends as your heart constricts
over longing for forbidden love and holding a secret that could save you
and at the same time destroy everything you hold dear.
Unraveling the sounds in this album was like unwrapping a Christmas
present. The sounds were smooth, the composition flawless and the
harmonies inspirational. “Vous Revoir” is one of my favorite pieces. The
beginning spirals out like a pool of liquid art reaching across the
landscape of my senses. Think ballet of the mind. The soul reaching toward
the sun and finding all the light you would ever need. That is
what this piece of music reminds me of. Simple beauty on the outside, but
the deeper you look, the more clusters of magic abound.
The elegant fingering of the piano keys was like a brush of a hand across
my cheek and it made my heart smile.