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Reviews: Catherine Duc ~ Visions and Dreams|
Posted on Saturday, August 05, 2006 @ 07:33:56 UTC
Artist: Catherine Duc
CD: Visions and Dreams
Home: Victoria, Australia
Style: New Age/Ambient
Quote: "With Celtic overtones and an electronica feel that ranges from relaxing to uplifting, this CD is a winner."
By Catherine L. Tully
Admittedly, I am a fan of this type of music, but sometimes that can make one an even more critical listener. Even with high expectations, Visions and Dreams pleased me immensely. With Celtic overtones and an electronica feel that ranges from relaxing to uplifting, this CD is a winner.
You can tell that Duc has a music production background, because the sound of this album is professional and smooth. The mood changes frequently, but this is expertly done so that it makes sense to the ear and is interesting. Most of the tracks are simple, but hey, not everything has to be on the cutting edge. Sometimes it is great to be just pleasant, and this is definitely feel-good music to relax and unwind to.
Fans of music such as Enya will like this. Most of the tracks aren't quite as dreamy as Enya; there is a little bit more energy in Duc's sound, but it is a similar feel.
Duc has won some awards along the way in her journey for her instrumental work. You'll hear shakuhachi flute, dulcimer, kalimba, taiko drums, guitar, chimes and even Bolivian flute. The list of instruments goes on and on and helps contribute to the different moods and styles of each song on the CD. Usually I can lift up a favorite or two, but instead I found myself just relaxing and enjoying this album as one song slipped into the next. Nothing wrong with that.
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