Aspirant Sunshadows

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Aspirant Sunshadows (1991)

Track Title Length
1 The Nightwind 4' 59"
2 Churchyard 4' 6"
3 Tall Shadows 4' 26"
4 Shadowlove 4' 21"
5 Melancholy Mood 7' 6"
6 Mount Fuji By Night 4' 29"
7 Hidden Reflections 4' 15"
8 The Evening Harp 7' 10"
9 The Moonraker Pond 5' 33"
10 The Last Lamplight 7' 9"
11 Japanese Sunshadows 5' 33"

Aspirant Sunshadows (1991)

Artist List
Artist Name Instrument
Rick Wakeman Piano

Aspirant Sunshadows (Aspirant Sunshadows)

Type Cat No. Label Country
CD RWCD19 President UK
Cassette RWK19 President UK
CD SKV 027 CD Sattva Germany
Cassette SKV 027 MC Sattva Germany

Aspirant Sunshadows (1991)

Miscellaneous Information
Equipment Studio Engineering
• Bajonor Studios, Isle of Man during 1991 • John Burns

Rick's Perspective
The third of the Aspirant Trilogy that was a genuine study of music and the effects it has on the human body and mind. Recorded after long discussions with the Manchester based professor of this subject, Cary Cooper, I made many experiments with sounds, tempos and musical design and "tested" the demos on all types of people from hyperactive children to elderly insomniacs and even with people who were terminally ill. The results were astonishing as the results all led back to a distinctive formula and that was what I then used for the trilogy of Aspirant Sunrise, Aspirant Sunset and Aspirant Sunshadows.
Wakey's Verdict
The sounds may be a little dated now, but the effect on the listener is still the same. True relaxation.
Little Known Trivia
During one of the recordings of a set of pieces designed for total relaxation, my engineer Stuart Sawney actually fell asleep at the mixing desk!

Alvaro Gallegos on 23/10/1998 [Other reviews by Alvaro Gallegos ]

Closes the "Aspirant Trilogy". There's nothing else to say except that is in the same style of the other two: very relaxing music with Rick's unique style to treat the synthesizers.

Alexandra Zayats on 17/11/2000 [Other reviews by Alexandra Zayats ]

Impressions. The smell of the green chrysanthemums. The white bow on the chlorine field. The bird with wings tightened by the pellucid invisible sticky band. The strong sentimental hands by the pellucid sticky band with confidence. The pearly grey sea. The splashes of surf and the smell of the green chrysanthemums in my room. The music sounds in my blood. The music sounds in myself. The cold from the iron scissors between my shoulder-blades. The white band. The smell of the green chrysanthemums.