Gershon Kingsley

Anima

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The ever-innovative Gershon Kingsley treats us to an eclectic album of his latest electronic compositions. Kingsley, world-renowned as a composer, conductor, and musician, shows his genius on Anima in themes that seem to mirror the light, the darkness, the joys and journeys of the spirit in its evolution. Both modern and classical styles are blended seamlessly. Tracks from the out-of-print 1986 classic Much Silence, never released on CD, add to the desirability. "Quiet Descent" is a gentle marriage of piano and synthesizers. "Reconciliation" explores rhythms and percussive sounds from around the world. In the more classical "Animus," you experience a majesty that is coupled with a powerful longing. "Spirit Implosions" leads you to a cathedral of digitized voices celebrating a spiritual homecoming. From the darkly dramatic title cut, "Anima," to the romantic and sometimes whimsical "The Road to the Sun," this pioneer of synthesized music demonstrates a musical maturity and excellence that can only come from years of solid dedication.