One of the top artists of the new age movement, pianist Michael Jones returns to recording after a long absence with Echoes of Childhood. The six years between his last album, Touch, and Echoes of Childhood have only added to the resonance of his delicate keyboard touch. Like a great bird swooping down to brush the surface of a still lake sends ripples to its shores, Jones' warm, cascading piano lines strike at the temple of the soul -- receding gently into the corners of the subconscious. Occasionally rich, burnished synthesizer orchestrations support the contemplative and painterly piano ruminations on Echoes of Childhood, imbuing it with a serenity not unlike Amber, Jones' collaboration with fellow soul traveler David Darling. In an age clogged with misguided attempts at Jones' singular musicality and effortless stillness, Echoes of Childhood is a welcome return.
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AllMusic Review by Wade Kergan