In today’s busy and hectic world it can be a challenge to find effective ways to de-stress and unwind. For many listening to calming music may be of great help. Here Tron Syversen’s music is a true find. His Piano Poems are both incredibly relaxing and highly atmospheric. This is poetry without words.
In the relaxation music genre it is hard to make a name for yourself because of the very high number of releases, both in terms of original works and compilations. But when looking at Tron Syversen’s discography it is easy to see that this is a man on a mission; his dedication and melodic focus is on par with Chuck Wild and Deuter. His sound design is blissfully uncomplicated, but hidden just beneath the surface is a rare complexity. This is much more than easy listening.
Piano Poems starts with the song Come Closer. The song has a wonderful flow and an almost perfect balance of warmth and melancholy. The piano and synth arrangement is equally tasteful. I also enjoy the female voice layering. All songs on the album have a hint of that wonderful lullaby feeling, which adds a warm feeling to the presentation.
I especially like that the songs are not too simplistic. Their structure make me think of Debussy or Chopin. Yet at the same time they are instantly accessible, which means that you don’t have to listen through the album three times before you get to know them. That is a major accomplishment. My favorite songs on the album are Freedom Song and You and Me Forever.
In short; Piano Poems by Tron Syversen is a fantastic collection of melodies for relaxation and quiet contemplation. This is not merely background music. No, this is piano poetry for any occasion.
Score: 91/100 – See how I rate music here
Key tracks: Come Closer, Stars at Night, Freedom Song
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