Earnest Woodall

Pictures in Mind

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Pictures in Mind Review

by Jim Brenholts

Earnest Woodall is a multifaceted and multi-talented multi-instrumentalist from Northport, NY. He has been recording music for multimedia events and installations for years. He visited art museums in New York City, including the Museum of Modern Art, and the paintings that he "viewed and admired" serve as the inspiration for Pictures in Mind. This is a delightfully quirky set of different atmospheres. It is definitely new age, and Woodall definitely uses electronics. He employs avant-garde structures and ambient/minimalist sensitivities. The compositions are lighthearted, and there is just the slightest hint of mischief. This wonderfully offbeat CD has few legitimate comparisons. The closest would be the efforts of the Beau Hunks and the Caribbean Dream CDs by Brannan Lane.

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