Twilight Review by New Age Musician David Arkenstone

Prominent new age musician, David Arkenstone, recently reviewed the song Twilight on Broadjam. David is thrice Grammy-nominated in the new age category and has written music for television, film and video games. He had some great things to say…

Very nice moody, hypnotic intro. I was really anticipating something. And it was delivered. The unexpected vocals were a treat, and well executed. It reminded me of a neo-classical sort of film music. I liked the moving counterpoint. A most beautiful vocal arrangement, with excellent performances. Certainly glad it wasn’t synth! It never would have had the emotional effect.

The change at 1:08 was seamless, with an inviting solo, contributing to a most entertaining interlude. Stacking more tracks might be effective at around the 2 minute mark. Either vocals or instruments. Though that may be outside the realm of this piece, it’s just something I heard on repeated listenings.

At 2:30 perhaps some additional instruments could add something special to this section to support.

Enjoyed the tempo changes in the last minute or so, left a very peaceful feeling. I liked the final major seventh feeling.

Obviously, you know what you’re doing. Please take my comments with a grain of salt, because after all, it’s really just my opinion. Overall, it’s a very nice piece with good use of the vocalists. I personally sort of wanted to hear a string orchestra in places, maybe with some additional movement, but that’s just me!

 Timothy Reed has a good grasp of vocal arranging and the neo-classical style in general. The mood was used to great effect, as was the simple, yet effective orchestration.

Here’s the audio from the track if you’d like to reference it with his comments, and as always… your comments are appreciated.

About Timothy Reed

Timothy Reed is a composer, pianist, singer, actor, writer, and piano and voice teacher. In 2010, he released a CD entitled “Euphoric Owls”, which alternates between solo piano and piano with what he calls “ethereal voices”. Imagine George Winston meets Schubert and Chopin, often with soaring vocals, with Tim and the amazing Brown Sisters.

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