10 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

What happens when the traditional acoustic piano comes face to face with modern digital technology? That’s the question Chad Lawson seeks to answer by taking an old, muffled Steinway grand and, with loops, effects, and multiple layers, creating otherworldly, magical new sounds. Lawson builds his gorgeous textures into rich tapestries—“Beautiful the Night” spreads out like ripples on water, while the minimalist, slightly distorted “I Should Be Sleeping” takes the piano into a dreamlike world that sounds more electronic than acoustic. The final, gorgeous “Closing Rhyme” undulates gently before it gradually fades away to nothing.

EDITORS’ NOTES

What happens when the traditional acoustic piano comes face to face with modern digital technology? That’s the question Chad Lawson seeks to answer by taking an old, muffled Steinway grand and, with loops, effects, and multiple layers, creating otherworldly, magical new sounds. Lawson builds his gorgeous textures into rich tapestries—“Beautiful the Night” spreads out like ripples on water, while the minimalist, slightly distorted “I Should Be Sleeping” takes the piano into a dreamlike world that sounds more electronic than acoustic. The final, gorgeous “Closing Rhyme” undulates gently before it gradually fades away to nothing.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

steuergeb ,

Therapeutic?

Introspective daydream music to give birth to sleep.

Discerning_Voice ,

A Modern Classical Journey

This album is absolutely stunning. No, it's not old classical pieces reinvented for modern listeners. This is something better. This is an album of powerful piano music informed by the past with with an eye on the future. I have listened to this album 100x already, and love it more and more each day. More like this, Chad!

PianoDesigner ,

Brilliant artist

Outstanding work & creative composition.

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