STYLE: Ambient/Meditational RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 3457-4205 LABEL: ICC ICC544 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £14.99
Reviewed by Sue Rann
A renowned flautist and saxophonist, Fitzgerald has assembled a wish-list of composers and musicians - from Graham Kendrick to John Taverner - and unified the whole lot with careful attention to arrangements and backing. Some tracks have the sweeping synths that typify the Iona sound, others are based on strings, and I'm sure I heard wave-sounds in there too. Nothing jars the ears. I hesitate to call this wallpaper music, because it transcends the implied lack of quality inherent in that phrase, but this is simply the most terrific background music imaginable - soothing without being soporific, undemanding without being shallow. Hand-blocked, artist-coloured wallpaper, the sort that comes at a hundred quid a roll. Superb.
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