The aptly named piece "Mystifying" is a new work from the incredibly talented Japanese composer known as Sounds M. Broken diminished chords are laid out on the piano via repetitive figures, while haunting woodwinds hint at eerie melodies on this contemporary classical number that is sure to leave listeners feeling astounded and bewildered. Sounds M paints a truly unique sonic landscape on "Mystifying" that evokes a wide range of emotions, and is one that should appeal to fans of the avant-garde while also having practical cinematic application as part of a soundtrack or film score.


Released on Dec 7,2021


Strongest Points 

Outstanding production, excellent mix. Incredibly visual piece, should be perfect for film. Magical atmosphere. Brilliant composition and structure. Gorgeous instrumentation and creative sound design. Very nice touch on the piano, wonderful variations on the motif. This composition does an amazing job of conveying  a sense of wonder and fascination, and should resonate strongly with any and all listeners. Simply stellar work all around on this track, from top to bottom. Terrific job on this one!

Target Audience Appeal:   Fans of Contemporary Classical, Contemporary Instrumental, Modern Composition, Avant Garde, Neoclassical, Cinematic   Artist target suggestions:   Phillip Glass, Steve Reich, Nils Frahm, Goldmund, Laura Sullivan, Michael Nyman, Jim Brickman, Liz Story, Max Richter, Ramin Djawadi

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