“Secrets of Life” is tremendously enthralling, with Fuke’s composition here blending in equal amounts of atmospheric and narrative music. The presence of wildlife during this track provides a timelessness to the composition, and grants Fuke considerable momentum coming into “Dolphin Island.” “Dolphin Island” showcases Fuke’s ability to weave a cogent narrative through the tracks on Spirit of Nature, as well as to provide listeners with additional insight into his influences. I believe the strongest point of Spirit of Nature has to be Fuke’s ability to tell a story with little more than his piano. Hints of emotion, both high and low, are captured in tracks like “Paradise Calling” and “My Life.” “My Life” stands out amongst the other efforts in Spirit of Nature as Fuke spreads his wings. The track is five minutes long – a typical Fuke runtime – but the sheer breadth of the composition here is astounding. Listeners of all stripes will be able to find something to appreciate on “My Life.” The runtime of Spirit of Nature may be sixty-five minutes, but it will feel as if a few minutes have passed between the beginning of “Soul Shine” and the end of “Sea and Stars.” “Sea and Stars” exists in two distinct realms. Where the track points towards possible paths for Fuke to take with subsequent releases, I feel that the track is integral in providing additional context in which to enjoy the album. Make sure to check out the Real Music website for more information regarding Fuke, as well as their slate of releases through the end of 2012 and into 2013. Top Tracks: “Paradise Calling,” “A New Time” Rating: 8.3 out of 10.