Saturday, June 11, 2011

Ashram - Shining Silver Skies

Year of release: 2006
Genre: Neoclassical/Darkwave
Country: Italy

01. 5 Steps…
02. Maria And The Violin’s String
03. Sweet Autumn (Part Ii)
04. Lullaby
05. Il Mostro
06. All’imbrunire
07. Last Kiss
08. Elizabeth
09. For Each And Every Child
10. Tango Para Mi Padre Y Marialuna
11. Lady
12. Shining Silver Skies
13. Rose And Air
14. Ultimo Carillon

In a few words:
What a wonderful album! Shining Silver Skies is the second studio album of this excellent band called Ashram. Here we have a piano, a violin, a cello, an acoustic guitar and a beautiful voice. The keyword for this album is "atmosphere": dark, peaceful and quite emotional. If a classical-influenced string ensemble was experimenting with piano and vocals probably this kind of music could be composed. Remarkable melodies all over the album. The band is not limited on studio only, but also performs a lot of live shows every year. I can find some similarities with Subaudition, but Ashram are less affected from folk music. If you like classical music or you just simply want something calm and relaxing to listen to, this album is for you.

Personal highlights:
"All of it!"