On The Secret Garden, David Sun offers two extended tracks for relaxation and inspiration. His "Butterfly World" includes musical tones (similar to a reverbed harp or Hawaiian guitar) in predictable arpeggio patterns. What makes the track magical is the sonic environment: layers of bird songs, angel choirs, flitting flute melodies, and windchimes. "Gateway to Nature" includes carefree clarion and synth string arpeggios and melodies, sprightly bird songs, the murmur of a brook, and wind chimes. Clarinets or oboes seem to mimic bird calls, and the whole has an piquant Oriental flavor. Pleasant, but not particularly expansive or original.
The Secret Garden Review
by Carol Wright