Monday, 25 March 2013

Slow Dance - Part One (Anthony Phillips, 1990)

IMHO "Slow Dance" is the best Ant Phillips' album ever. It's a suggestive and pastoral piece divided in two parts, equally enjoyable, even if I better like Part One. The slowness of the title result in a serene and grand musical architecture, where three main themes intertwin and evolve, building up a rural and airy symphony driven by keyboards and classical instruments.
 
Ant & his guitar...
 
This relaxed atmosphere has the power to calm me down even in my most nervous days. This music is full of visual suggestions, mainly from natural landscapes, but this isn't just a description: like a romantic poet, Phillips creates strong links between the nature's elements and the listener's soul, prompting a deeper and private exploration.