Thursday, January 12, 2012
Loving... The Republic of Dreams by Jeff Scott Townsend
The Republic of Dreams by Jeff Scott Townsend is simply one of the most entrancing and engaging pieces of neo-classical music I have heard in a very long time.
I can't quite find the words to adequately describe how wonderfully luscious and pastoral Townsend's simple piano-orientated soundscapes are... but they have hit home to me and become cherished like the score to an old favourite film.
I think magical is an appropriate term for the music presented in this release... simply and stunningly magical... in an otherworldly sense. These soundscapes transport me to another place... a place of warmth, comfort and rest... a place I want to be.
I would heartily recommend this album and am very grateful to Jeff for giving me an advanced copy to soak up a couple of days ago. This week has been a great week for music... and The Republic of Dreams was/is definitely a highlight.
Have a listen below... and do all you can to support such wonderful independent talent like Jeff Scott Townsend: