An Italian-born composer living in France, Michel Pepe is one of the leading European composers of music for wellbeing and relaxation. WINGS OF LOVE is his first album for the Oreade label. Herein, Pepe's piano meets with sustained synth backdrops, flutes, and ethereal vocalizations. On titles like "Quinta Essentia," Pepe carefully constructs a bed of ambience beneath his angelic piano figures. "Fleur de Lys" opens with wistful flutes before distant voices echo and surround the growing sound. "Alchimia d'Amore" has a reverent tone, sounding almost as though it was recorded in some grand cathedral. Pepe is joined on WINGS OF LOVE by studio wizard James Asher and Daniel Perret (voices). With a predilection for medieval imagery and gentle soundscapes, Michel Pepe writes music that is deeply reflective and nearly synonymous with relaxation itself.
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