What does it sound like?:
This is a reissue of an album originally released in 1999. It was recorded, along with a companion set The Natural World Trilogy, for a German label, which went bust around the same time, making this quite a difficult item to track down.
Newly remastered, it now comes as a three cd set, complete with new liner notes. The albums attempt to express in musical form the arts of the sculptor, the writer and the artist. I suppose you would describe this as new age music, pleasant to have playing in the background but with no real stand out pieces. Although there’s no doubting Wakeman’s musical ability, the individual tracks do rather tend to blur one into the other. Well played as they are, it’s often hard to pick out individual pieces, such is the lack of distinguishing features.
Pleasant enough to dip into, but not really something you’d sit through in one sitting.
What does it all *mean*?
This is certainly one for the Wakeman completist – if you’re a casual fan you’d be far better served checking out his classic early albums like The Six Wives, Journey And King Arthur.
Goes well with…
Yoga and meditation.
Might suit people who like…
New age/ ambient music.