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Craig Armstrong: Piano Works

I’ve had this album for a while now, but never quite got round to reviewing it. So now is the time…

It’s an absolute masterpiece of an album, one of the best I’ve ever heard. I’m going to steal from the Amazon reviewer ‘Jules T’, because s/he puts it much better than I could ever hope to:

This is an album to dissolve into, a bit like the best hot bath you’ve ever had. As I have got to know it I have fallen deeply in love with it.

It consists entirely of Armstrong’s hands and a piano, this simplicity only adding to the intimacy conveyed by the mood of the music. It’s deeply emotional, more so than you would expect for a album entirely played on one instrument. And it’s incredibly relaxing and uplifting.

Armstrong plays the piano as no-one before, both in a spiritual and literal sense – he plucks, strums, and digitally messes about, as well as playing straight.

It’s just fantastic, and I can’t recommend it highly enough.

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