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Forgotten Road

Forgotten Road by Eamonn Karran

Forgotten Road is the second album by Eamonn Karran for Real Music and it was quite evident from the first song that he is raising the bar on what we as listeners can expect from each new album that he releases on this label. Forgotten Road consists of twelve tracks that clock in at a few seconds shy of sixty minutes, but Eamonn manages to use each second of these sixty minutes to bring us some very beautiful and emotional piano music that will surely touch one’s soul before the album is finished.
 
Forgotten Road is an amazingly well-crafted album that fills the listener with a sense of peace and serenity. While the music might also be tinged with a touch of sadness or melancholy in a few sections, for the most part the music simply immerses the listener in a calming atmosphere that is very conducive to reflection and meditation.
 
“Crest of Life,” “Fascination,” “An Grainan,” and “As the Foyle Gently Flows” and are some of my favorites from this collection, but there are others that also could just as well have been placed in this grouping of memorable songs from this release. “As the Foyle Gently Flows” is a track that I simply lost myself in. To me this song speaks of contentment and acceptance at the point in life when a person realizes that they are exactly where they should be, doing exactly what they should be doing with their lives. Eamonn’s playing is filled with an intimate and inviting energy that captivates with its nuance and delicacy. The song has a gentle beauty to it that is filled with warm and positive feelings that seem to melt away worries. It is certainly a song that listeners should pay attention to as they move through this collection for the first time.
 
I found the concluding song, entitled “Fascination,” to be a very hopeful way of bringing to a close the time that we spent with Eamonn as he shared with us his feelings encased in the touching music contained on this album. “Fascination” was an uplifting song to me and I found it to embody a delicate innocence that was made even more so by the effortless playing that Eamonn exhibited as his fingers drifted gently over the keys. “Fascination” is an enchanting piece of music and a perfect way to end this album.
 
All in all this album is an exceptional achievement for Karran and a great gift to his growing fan following who are just beginning to understand the passion that Eamonn pours into each and every song that he writes. Forgotten Road overflows with warmth and tenderness as Eamonn’s songs are made complete through his heartfelt and sensitive playing. It is good to see this kind of dedication exhibited on Eamonn’s second album because it speaks volumes as to what we can expect in the future from this talented performer. Recommended by Ambient Visions.

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Michael Foster