“…flows forth with a sense of subtle vibrancy and artistic creativity, a fusion of the chamber music aesthetic with a minimalist approach to ambient guitar music that is, by turns, beautifully touching, hauntingly sad, and elegantly playful…an elegant simplicity wedded to a deep emotional resonance of feeling…I can’t recommend this album enough – it’s a stunning, brilliant work.” – Bill Binkelman, Wind and Wire
“A must-have album for fans of ambient acoustics and classical minimalism. Tom Caufield has crafted an elegant masterpiece of pristine beauty and contemplative serenity that could be likened to an intricately detailed work of fine art.” – Candice Michelle, Aural Awakenings
“…slow and deep energy…a beautifully crafted performance…a release of absolute class and musical distinction – thoroughly recommended.” – Steve Sheppard, One World Music
“…evocative melodies that engage the senses and appease the spirit. Be prepared to be astonished.” – R J Lannan, Artisan Reviews
On my new album, I’ve moved the guitar to the back and brought cello and violin forward, letting them showcase the melodies, harmonies and movement. It’s more sparse and spacious, as I want to allow space for the listener to bring their own biography to the music.
A bit about the ensemble: Judy Kang performs regularly as the featured solo cellist for Celine Dion, Zach Paul recently had a piece released on Touch Records, andAlicia Spillias performs regularly as a member of the Organic String Quartet.
Cover image by Julian Escardo.