Alex’s Music: Reviews and Samples
The spectrum of musicianship is broad but distinct: At one end, gorgeous rich tones resonating from a full orchestra; at the other, single notes tiptoeing on an acoustic guitar…and all that lies in between. Let these surprising melodies lead you down an inviting path, one that can be visited again and again.—V. McCown
…your music is full of melodic and evocative
ideas, ideal for film scoring…it’s very visual music.—C. Hoag
Alex’s The Beautiful opens up the world of music uniquely, innovatively, creatively. His eclectic compositions bring together the harmonious and the disparate – traditional blends with techno, jazz mingles with classical, the Beatles meet Stravinsky. He invites the listener to lose oneself within the melodies, exploring and enjoying the journey for which only inspired music can be the conduit.—V. Thorndyke
An evocative, stirring collection of music guaranteed to transport the psyche into “other” places. Be prepared to react as the chords strike inner notes and stimulate a visual narrative to accompany the music. Great music for contemplation and inspiration. — P. Sedgwick
This is music medicine for all souls. —V. Zimmerman
Alex integrates his own performance virtuosity with his increasing acumen as a composer and arranger. The twelve pieces form a wide-ranging mixture of lyrical moods from whimsical to profound that blend into and through your awareness field. Each time you listen to The Beautiful, you can hear and appreciate the subtler depths of Alex’s latest compositions as they move to uplift and transform your conscious attunement. —J. Govert
The Beautiful invokes images of a simpler time. Horizons and landscapes open before your inner eye….spaciousness comes over you, lifting you out of the ordinary and into something quite beautiful.—D. Pond
…lovely CD…so heartfelt and beautiful—L. Flores
[The CD] is excellent! There’s so much variety in instruments and moods and everything flows together. You have a way with certain harmonies and moods that are very unique.—E. Wilson
Listen to excerpts from some of the tracks on The Beautiful:
“I love your new CD. Your work is amazing.”–L.H.
Your music “opens the cages in my mind and sets the birds free to explore. Most liberating indeed! Thank you for sharing your gifts. Your music facilitates evolutionary awakening by opening up channels to the higher realms. We both love it!”–D.P.
“You are not a songwriter, you are a composer. Each piece is an emotional journey and more complex than any “song”. You’d make for a fantastic soundtrack composer.”–C.S.
“Your music is WONDERFUL, relaxing, serene, soulful, unifying.”–D.L.
“These songs are rather affective and evocative of so many feelings which arise as I am listening… It’s as if in hearing the music, the music takes me from it into an inner dimension wherefrom I return to the music at different time thus a different reality, mood, and set of feelings greet me. I must say, it’s quite a journey.”–J.A.
“It is a continual source of joy to me that previously unknown artists keep coming into my life through their music. Alex, who composed all the music on Within the Heart, is one of the latest gifts to my ears and library. With the able assistance of a half dozen musicians and occasional back-up choir, Alex has created an album of gentle melodies, spiced with percussion and voice in just the right places. Alex plays piano, synthesizer, bass, and percussion, while other musicians contribute acoustic and electric guitars, oboe, sax, trumpet, and additional percussion. From the haunting “Invocation” to the sublime “Grace,” Within the Heart is a treat for the heart as well as the ears.”—Musical Best Bets by Steve Ryais, New Age Retailer
“What I love is the intricacy, rhythm and melodic flow. Your music has depth. It is the kind of contemporary music I can listen to over and over again and, for me, that is rare.” —R.M.