Future Whirl Sister of Light
By Marcus Pan
Sister of Light is very slow moving
and soothing, with subtle guitars and lightly tapping beats a very
natural setting and sound throughout this three track release. Bard Titlestaad
appeared in our pages before, back in Legends #133, with a release entitled Future Whirl
as well and gave us similar workmanship. Bard remains universal and natural
with slow moving ensembles, smooth movements and very light rhythms.
Sister of Light has a very Beatles vibe. Backing
accompaniament is smooth and soothing, guitars and piano wrapped nicely against
a backdrop of naturality. Mystic Journey (Pt. III) has a much slower
rhythm and the percussion is not as prevalent, light strums are smooth and
vocals are more on speaking terms now. The three track CD closes with Sun
Whirl, an instrumental piece. Nearly rhythmless, Sun Whirl is
ambient in make-up with subtle manipulations other than the sliding flute-like
dirge that mournfully fills the track.
Bards work under the Future Whirl banner remains a
natural process using man made tools to build from the surroundings. His lyrics
are spiritual and meaningful but his voice never damages the natural atmosphere
the instrumentals create. Finding a nice balance between the human that is Bard
Titlestaad and the natural that is his backing music is managed well.
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Phone: (479) 071-7353