Aspirant Sunshadows (1991)

Aspirant Sunshadows

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#Track TitleLength
1The Nightwind4m 59s
2Churchyard4m 6s
3Tall Shadows4m 26s
4Shadowlove4m 21s
5Melancholy Mood7m 6s
6Mount Fuji By Night4m 29s
7Hidden Reflections4m 15s
8The Evening Harp7m 10s
9The Moonraker Pond5m 33s
10The Last Lamplight7m 9s
11Japanese Sunshadows5m 33s
Artist Name Instrument Track (where known)
Rick WakemanPianoAll
Type Cat No. Label Country Other Title
CDSKV 027 CDSattvaGermany
CassetteSKV 027 MCSattvaGermany
Equipment Studio Engineering
  • No info
  • 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!

Alexandra Zayats on 17th November 2000 [Other reviews]

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.

Alvaro Gallegos on 23rd October 1998 [Other reviews]

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.