Editors' Notes Following a long battle with severe health issues, composer Caroline Leisegang returns with a hauntingly beautiful collection of piano pieces that expand emotionally on the rounded certainty of her 2016 second album, Simple Circles. While the music of third offering, My Body of Preludes may still seem simple, uncrowded, calm, it really tugs on the heartstrings. Leisegang is still young, but her music has expressive maturity, with devastatingly effective melodies succumbing to quieter moments. The sentiment swells, but never becomes overwhelming. Indeed, it doesn’t have the chance to, with the longest piece, “Prelude No.5” serenely concluding at 3:35, and the shortest, “Prelude No. 2 (Tegan’s Interlude)” briefly and placidly passing by at 0:26. With progressions and gently repetitive chords inspired by minimalist legends Steve Reich and Philip Glass, and the quiet introspection, rich in pathos, of neo-classical artists like Nils Frahm, Yann Tiersen and Michael Nyman, My Body of Preludes gently offers the listener a chance to breathe, to reflect, and to pause.

1
1:30
 
2
0:26
 
3
1:17
 
4
1:46
 
5
3:35
 
6
2:39
 
7
1:36
 
8
3:17
 
9
1:43
 
10
2:08
 
11
2:21
 
12
1:36
 
13
2:14
 
14
1:14
 
15
0:49
 
16
1:38
 
17
2:32
 

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