Julie Hanney – “Blue”
-The word “cathartic” comes to mind when listening to the musical work of Julie Hanney. This track, “Blue” has a genuine cathartic energy that makes me want to take a deep breath and just…….. relax. It’s a beautiful style with some repetition that makes for a lulling, calming, and lullaby-like sentiment for the song. Imagine a musicbox with a lullaby and a bit of meditative energy. There’s a chromatic section that cascades downward by half steps that absolutely electrifies my mind while the rest of the track calms me. This is a captivating piece.
William Campbell – “All in due time”
-If you’re looking for a calming piece of music, look no further than William Campbell’s piece “All in due time.” It’s befitting that it’s a song with a title about patience, as it’s the kind of music that will help calm your spirit as you wait… or contemplate… or meditate. Each phrase rolls into the next smoothly. The continuity in the track is quite pleasing. It allows the listener to get truly lost in the composition.