Window to the World
This masterful debut album by Laurie Z. features upbeat orchestrations, sonic excellence, and has a strong melodic flow that engages you from the first song. Wonderfully rich instrumental music composed and arranged with all the instruments performed on keyboard by Laurie Z. This captivating release is equally suited for active listening or as an enriching complement for any occasion. Classically trained from the age of 4, influenced by Beethoven, Mozart, Beatles, Alan Parsons, Elton John and Bruce Hornsby, Laurie is remembered for the memorable melodies in her compositions. REVIEWS - \'The rhythms are upbeat, the songs original, the recording rich and sensual. An enormous talent.\' ~ J. Lou, The Secret Guide To Music \'Energetic, lushly stylized synth music by a virtuoso artist with a lifetime of music to back her imagination. Her classical background is beautifully evident in \'A Reflection of Ourselves\', featuring piano keyboard interweaving with acoustic guitar rhythms. It\'s hard to tell that these are synth and not acoustic instruments. The subtle flowing beauty of Laurie\'s compositions is showcased in \'The Waterfall\' with delicate phrases, a beautiful closing to a richly satisfying album. She keeps the sound layers in a perfect balance, creating richness without chaos or loss of the integrity of each sound and rhythm... Always rich, moving, upbeat.\' ~ Acacia, Heartsong Review \'I can see why this album is among CMC\'s most popular. Laurie Z. is an artist with popular appeal, creating a tuneful blend of classical, modern jazz and new age. I listened to \'Promise to Forever\' about eight times in a row when the CD first arrived! All the tracks from this CD are in rotation at WSUP.\' ~ Steven Olaf Dahlquist, WSUP Radio \'This soothing release draws the listener into a sonic environment that flows seamlessly from one theme to another... Laurie Z. is creating expansive, texturally rich new age soundscapes.\' ~ Music Access Monthly \'Laurie Z., on multi-synthesizers, weaves sophisticated compositions pulsating with heart and rhythmic vitality.\' ~ Carol Wright, NAPRA Journal \'I find myself playing it over and over again, never getting tired, and always wanting more. From a musical point of view, the use of instruments is exceptional. Sounds flow smoothly, mix perfectly, and have an excellent touch of realism.\' ~ Ron Wallace, Aftertouch Magazine.