Tranquil Moods: Thundering Skies is more about the first half of its title than the second. While the skies do thunder (and rain, and surge with wind) throughout, nature's bold chorus is accompanied by the long-running Madacy Records series' usual piano swells and synthesizer currents, joined this time around by some contemplative cello. None of this is to say Thundering Skies is misleading -- it's still a great tool for relaxing or meditation. But listeners looking for a more straightforward nature sounds release should note the music included here.
AllMusic Review by Johnny Loftus