Seeking the Light

Japanese composer/producer Sounds M instills a sense of mystery and wonder in her listeners, with her release of "Seeking the Light." Sparse and skeletal piano arpeggios play underneath long, sustained layers of dense strings and woodwinds on this piece, alternating between building an uneasy tension and then releasing it with a splash of awe and bewilderment. Impressionistic close harmonic textures and unconventional tonal clusters set this composition apart, making Sounds M's "Seeking the Light" an easy recommendation for neo-classical and contemporary instrumental enthusiasts, particularly those with a taste for the original and the astonishing. Look for it now, available as a single on all major music platforms.

 

Released on Apr 5, 2024


 

Strongest Points

Excellent production, solid mix. Outstanding composition and arrangement, fantastic atmosphere. Feels like it really comes from a spiritual place. Lovely instrumentation, creative synth choices that have tremendous organic character. Gorgeous harmonies and tonal clusters, great contrast between the piano part and the strings/winds. Brilliant push-and-pull throughout. Love the passage that begins around 2:07, offers up a nice variation and acts as a wonderful "B" section. Terrific final chord, wide open harmony that yearns for resolution. Overall, this is a hauntingly beautiful composition and a great sounding track that should transport audiences to a magical listening space. Very nice work on this one, from top to bottom!
 

Target Audience Appeal Fans of Classical, Neo-Classical, Contemporary Instrumental, New Age, Cinematic   Artist target suggestions Steve Reich, Phillip Glass, Michael Nyman, Liz Story, Nils Frahm, Raynald Grenier, Claude Debussy, Samuel Barber, Modest Mussorgsky, Harold Budd, George Winston, Goldmund, Vangelis, John Tesh, Max Richter, Hans Zimmer, Bear McCreary, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Nico Muhly



 

About The Reviewer   

Steven Azami is a multi-instrumentalist with over 25 years of experience in the music industry. Both as a touring/session player and as a producer, his career has spanned nearly every genre from bluegrass to jazz, from rock to reggae. In addition, his work as a music educator has allowed him to cultivate and foster talent among the next generation of musical explorers.