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Falling Water Shimmering Strings

Falling Water Shimmering Strings by Chris Haugen

I have now listened to this album several times and it just keeps getting better and better. It has a beautiful layered feeling about it and one word I would be more than happy to attach to it as a label is, serene!
 
Chris Haugen has created something here that I can further describe as almost timeless; the opening piece is a fine example of this almost meditative slice of ambience called “Nautilus,” the perfect contemplative starting point of a truly excellent release.
 
Two long form compositions of twelve and fifteen minutes plus follow, and the track “Smooth as Glass” is such an apt title for such a beautifully mellow song, there is something about Deuter in the work on this arrangement, it almost seems to just float and hover all around you. “Falling Water” has a slightly deeper sense and motif behind its construction, but equally graphic in its manifestation of beauty and peace, the gentle but deep and purposeful resonance in this arrangement is utterly sublime.
 
We now flow with a nicely played and performed song called “Spring,” one of my favorite times of the year. Again a delightfully long piece at just less than ten minutes, but in that time Haugen has added a level of percussive cleverness into the weave of this arrangement, but has always stuck to the overall narrative of blissful peace.
 
On “Western Yogi” we are treated to a sensual movement of flow and energy in a subtle piece where East meets West, the percussion adds depth, but the instrumentation of Eastern origins really creates a backdrop of musical flavor that will be globally appreciated.
 
“Eternal Pipeline” is our penultimate track and another fine example of the slow and easy style that Haugen has created for us to revel in. I could listen to this piece for hours and still want more; the guitars and very subtle percussion are dreamlike and blissful to the senses.
 
The closing composition is called “Reef” and if it’s possible, Haugen has manifested something here that almost seems to create its own time frame; the guitar here is a summer-filled offering of long warm days ahead, harmonious and incredibly charming to listen to.
 
Falling Water, Shimmering Strings just has to be one of the most chilled out and laid back albums I have listened to for absolutely ages, and Chris Haugen must be a man who is in total harmony with his musical soul, in his ability to create such a marvelous work of timeless musical ecstasy. Falling Water, Shimmering Strings emphasizes the sheer quality of artists and music upon the Real Music record label, absolutely recommended.

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