Description of new album- AEOLUS, available for purchase October 2014

Thoughts on AEOLUS from Luke...
The 'Aeolus' suite is named after the mythical Greek god, the 'keeper of the winds'. Throughout the suite, a Mediterranean flavour suffuses the harmonies, rhythms, timbres and most of all the melodies, in a way which is at once ancient and contemporary. The writing of these 8 pieces has been a personal journey into my own mysterious cultural heritage as well as a kind of Ulyssean journey into life's many twists and turns.

I believe that this suite is at once highly accessible, but will greatly reward further listening. Exotic harmonies, exciting percussive rhythms, subtle forms that grow imperceptibly, intricate counterpoint, glowing and vibrant textures, memorable melodies- these are the things with which I love to fill my music. I have striven to write pieces which are unique and highly characteristic- which are satisfying in their resolutions, and yet which prompt further questions and inspire deep emotional responses.

TRACKS
CHIAROSCURO
DREAM OF PENELOPE
SIROCCO
CONSOLATION
ASPETTANDO L'ALBA (AWAITING DAWN)
ARABESQUE
LIPARI FISHERMEN
TARANTELLA DI MONTE FAITO


total running time - 60 minutes

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