Transcend with Time's Information
My music can best be described as
Progressive New Age/Ambient. My
influences are Dream Theater, David
Arkenstone, Symphony X & Jon O' Bergh.
I don't sound like any of these
artists or bands, but they did help
develop my sound.
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I'll be posting the other 2 reviews at a later
time. Thank you Elley Wilson, for this awesome
review. It seems people do like my music. Well,
here's the review for your reading pleasure. This
review can be found at Jimmy Stilettos Magazine,
www.jimmystilettos.com. Here's the link to the
review as well,
Hopefully, upon reading this review you might be
intrigued to purchase my music. Go to
Transcend with Time - Through Memory's Perception
With ten absolutely stunning tracks spanning all
of 60 minutes, Transcend with Time's 'Through
Memory's Perception' is definmately one for the
'ingenuity and enourmous scope' collection!
This is the second album I've reviewed from this
artist and it's one of those efforts that was so
worth the time and energy with the added joy being
I get to keep a copy! I've listened to this album
three times already and I keep finding things that
make me go 'Wow!'. It's the 'wow factor' that
keeps me motivated and so we'll begin by looking
at the numerous wow factors that are overflowing
from beginning to end!
Open Your Eyes is a little over eight minutes in
length opening with some nice background drones
and some really pleasant mood-settling piano and
strings that are given life with some nice
prog-fusionesque percussion. There's quite a
clever example of fine strings and bass
synchronizing and for me, the perception is of
bright, positive, growth as expressed by the
charming arrangement. TWT's progressive leanings
are apparent in a way which makes the project so
much more interesting but you have to expect that
kind of ingenuity occuring throughout this
artist's development cycle simply because it's
what it is and we like that ALOT!
Through Memory's Perception arrives with a very
bright and uplifting assembly of keys and drum
work that exude something really happy and
marvelous going on. I get the impression that, in
the composition stage, the organization of the
percussive layers and parts took quite a bit of
work perhaps to get the right feel across the
entire track rather than being due to any
missappropriation of sounds. Either way... it's a
very interesting piece of music that made it's way
to my Jeep's iPod where it's nestled nicely
alongside some of the greatest music ever made!
Watch out for the 5.30 mark... that's the bit for
The thing I like most about Visions of Premonition
is the fact that it opens with a kind of
foreboding and hesitant observation theme which is
unusual for TWT but works exceptionally well with
some lovely string work and sits really nicely as
a follow up to the previous tracks. Signs of
Existence on the other hand, breaches the kind of
flood barriers that electronica often gets clogged
up with by simply being that inventive. The other
end of the piano; the left hand section, the
lower, darker end is where the majority of strokes
are laid out here. The repetitives and the bass
and percussion work are exceptional. It's a 'busy'
track and another example of what happens when you
go back and find more things you might have missed
first time around!
Cognitive Imagery is uttertly brilliant for lots
of reasons but here's the main one.. it's highly
engaging! I like the string work more for it's
power and dynamism in the performance than for the
actual choice of key. An octave lower maybe, and
you'd have an uber track as opposed to a mega
track but then anytrhing I produce with electronic
strings doesn't come close to this!
A Lingering Thought has momets of excellence
located in the string arrangements that are gently
persuaded to venture to other realms by the sleek
bass and riff sequences. TWT has a great command
of percussion against strings which is actually a
little harder to get right than you might think.
You can't over do it and you can't mess with the
cymbals too much but then I guess Mark
Mendieta/TWT knows not to go messing in that space
which is why his arrangements are so strong.
Reminiscence and Into the Realm of Quiet are two
of my favourite tracks that deserve some praise
and appreciation here for the inventiveness that
they've been saturated with. Where Reminiscence is
abundantly a contemplation track, Into the Realm
of Quiet is the real thought provoker and I'd
recommend that you listen to both tracks exactly
in the order that they have been presented to get
the full flavour and the lingering after effect
that remain with you for quite some time. It's a
hard thing for a composer to make happen and I'm
glad that I had that experience in listening first
Time of Certainty provokes some great audio
imagery irrespective of the mood your in and I
think it's down to the intricate piano layers that
are given a kind of life vibrancy by the
percussion work. Strings are very nicely
positioned and I'd really like to see this piece
performed by a full orchestra whether Mark would
like that or not ;o)
A Dream Subsides brings the album to it's close
delivering the kind of hook that sends slivers of
sparkling desire for more into your thinking.
Synth work includes some 80's effects that bands
like Ultravox managed to turn into big royalty
cheques and although the track is not really that
reflective of the decade, it's good to see those
little hints from wence it all began now and then.
What stands out in this piece as with all of the
tracks on this album, is the clever binding of
prog-styled percussion with strings and piano to
make a great album greater. Transcend with Time
provides excellence and thought provocation to a
genre that's often hungry for it. The more
contemplative and imagery needy folks are
adequately catered for too.
With Transcend with Time, I'd say that you can go
and listen to the available projects with high
expectations and you won't be disappointed. Better
still, start with this album and work your way
back through the catalog before you impulsively
click the buy now button!
"A Haunting Presence" on
sale tomorrow at CDBaby
OK, I've got some REALLY awesome news to report.
I just got confirmation from CDBaby that starting
tomorrow, "A Haunting Presence" will go on sale.
This is the link:
http://cdbaby.com/cd/TranscendwithTime and it
will also be included in the new Arrivals in
Ambient http://cdbaby.com/new/240 & Progressive
I would appreciate all of your support & I hope
you like it.
Where to purchase my music
Just in case anyone is interested in purchasing my
music, you can go to
www.tarniusmusic.com/transcendwithtime There I
have my latest album "Through Memory's Perception"
& "Reflections of the Soul" for sale. Either the
physical copy or by downloads. I'd appreciate
A Haunting Presence out on
Hey everyone, just wanted to post that I just
found out that "A Haunting Presence" is already on
iTunes. Here's the link:
ime/id345683594 This is such awesome news. Well, I
hope people enjoy my brand of New Age Music.
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