STYLE: Ambient/Meditational RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 34525-13318 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Ian Hayter
Darrell is an American professional musician who was diagnosed with cancer in 2005. His subsequent experiences led him to record this 12 track disc of instrumental music as an aid to reflection and relaxation for those suffering from cancer themselves. The cover notes feature endorsements from two of the physicians who were involved with North's treatment - indeed, one of them, Dr Everard Hughes, is credited as co-producer of the album. With the exception of an arrangement of "Amazing Grace", these are all original compositions by Darrell and the direction of the composer's thoughts can be guessed at from the titles: "Peaceful Emotions", "Reflections", I've Got Hope". There are some which point towards a Christian worldview - "Crucified", "Seventh Day", "Amazing Grace" - but this an album which sounds pretty well like any other ambient album you might buy in the High Street. It's competent, pleasant and good background music. How effective it is in helping to cope with cancer I'm afraid I don't know.
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