After the phenomenal success of his debut album Olympus, Australian composer/keyboardist Mars Lasar brings us 16 bold new songs — over 70 minutes of music — dedicated to hope for a world in crisis. From the soaring “Universe in Time” and “Corroboree” to the poignant “Hold On” and “Children of the World,” to the sensational title track, “The Eleventh Hour,” this is powerful music with a powerful message — there’s still time for change — listen closely.
On grand piano with deft touches of his keyboard genius, Lasar offers a stunning musical portrait evoking whispers of a time when elegance and grace could coax the heart to open with delight. An invitation to a place where love and beauty dance the night. Come, take pleasure in an interlude of Sapphire Dreams.
“For as long as I can remember, I have been intrigued by music and its power to affect people. By combining certain elements on the piano, keyboard and synthesizer, and adding percussion, strings, etc., I can express any emotion and visually crate a picture to trigger a memory, not only for myself but for others as well. I sincerely hope that my form of communication touches you within.” — Mars Lasar
On his third solo album, Mars offers a fantasia of “visual” music. Drawing upon his vast experience with the Fairlight synthesizer, Mars has blended his trademark dynamic sounds with subtly mysterious effects and softer rhythms to create a labyrinth for the mind and heart. So appropriately titled, this album offers a true escape into the unfettered realm of the imagination.
Graceful, articulate piano songs, suffused with heart and rendered with an ultra-refined touch. These intimate, poetic melodies unfold tenderly, thoughtfully…some with a light layer of strings and touch of acoustic guitar, others speaking directly, without embellishment. Pure, beautiful, emotionally rich piano in a very special debut album from Real Music.