Updated: Nov 9
Confronting Silence bears the weight of its title with a profound grace that echoes the essence of its inspiration, the eminent Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu. Informed by Takemitsu's introspective diaries and his relentless pursuit of the equilibrium between sound and silence, Crystal Sound Project embarks on a sonic odyssey that resonates on multiple levels.
"Confronting Silence Part I" initiates this auditory expedition with a meditative ambience, exuding a profound stillness. It moves at its own unhurried tempo, invoking imagery reminiscent of a serene Buddhist temple. Even in its moments of subtle dynamism, an exquisite equilibrium prevails.
The vocals, woven seamlessly into the composition, add an enchanting layer of beauty that harmonizes flawlessly. Continuing the journey, "Confronting Silence Part II" maintains the same contemplative aura, with its Eastern influences becoming even more pronounced. The inclusion of the flute elevates the sensory experience, intertwining seamlessly with expansive pads that create a mesmerizing juxtaposition. "The Moon Song" emerges as a standout, evoking an almost jazzy disposition.
The resplendent piano melodies intermingle with various other sonic elements, forming a harmonious wave. These compositions, with their contemplative depth, resonate on a profound level, evoking a sense of centeredness and balance. Crystal Sound Project's artistry feels like a conduit to that elusive state of mindfulness—a portal to a realm of conscious tranquility. For those well-acquainted with the pursuit of mindfulness, this music may serve as a guiding light toward the coveted state of profound awareness.