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    Musician Timothy Wenzel Says We Should Explore The Universe With Integrity

    Timothy Wenzel is a new age musician, but he also is a former research scientist. His new album, DISTANT HORSEMAN, has a other-planet science-fiction-looking cover and in his promotional materials he makes some poignant observations. He says, “The interesting thing about the universe is that we have seen so little of it. If and when the horseman [an alien] arrives, it is all about how we face it, whether we can leave our fear behind, and meet it with integrity. The way we approach it is what is important.” Interesting thoughts. Perhaps we can relate that to music. When a new album comes along, how do we approach it? With preconceived ideas about what it should sound like? Wondering if it is better or worse than the last one by that artist? Or how it might be similar to or different than some other artist’s? Are we going to be in a bad mood and let that color the way we hear the new music?

    Approaching an artistic endeavor can be tricky business. But with Wenzel’s music, and most new age music, the best approach is to simply let this instrumental music was over you. Feel it as a multi-sensory experience instead of just hearing it. You might find that the music of Timothy Wenzel is as satisfying as a sno-cone on a hot day.

    Wenzel is primarily a pianist, but he also adds synthesized instruments and sounds. On this particular CD he also brought in a real violinist, Josie Quick. Her melodic parts are quite nice and there is strong interplay between her violin and his piano (or flute, oboe, etc., that he performs on synth). One of the best tunes is toward the end, “Walk With Me,” with its piano, acoustic guitar, synth, drums, strings and choir vocals (spacey and wordless toward the end). This is one well worth seeking out if you enjoy soft contemporary instrumental music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian View Post
    “The interesting thing about the universe is that we have seen so little of it. If and when the horseman [an alien] arrives, it is all about how we face it, whether we can leave our fear behind, and meet it with integrity. The way we approach it is what is important.” Interesting thoughts. Perhaps we can relate that to music. When a new album comes along, how do we approach it? With preconceived ideas about what it should sound like? .
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