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Album Review: This Moment Now
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This Moment Now
2003 / Real Music
48 minutes
Review by Kathy Parsons
This Moment Now is the eighth recording by 2002 (Pamela and Randy Copus), Real Music’s best-selling artists in the US. As with their previous albums, the music is soothing, ethereal, and very beautiful. The craftsmanship is impeccable, but basically, this new album sounds very much like the earlier albums with floating vocals, flute, synth, and lots of open space. As music for relaxing, unwinding, or just to space out with, 2002 can’t be beat. I just get kind of bored with their sound after once or twice through their albums. The concept of the album was to be about love, and as the work evolved, it became about the love between two people as well as the “great love that exists in all living things.” (Quoted from the liner notes.) I do really like “Children in Time,” a more minor-key piece with Pamela’s haunting flute and a beautiful violin part - this piece seems to have a bit more substance than some of the others. “Dreaming of You” is also very lovely with a gentle piano melody over the wordless vocals and ambient instrumental sounds. If you like 2002’s previous albums, you’ll undoubtedly like this one, too, as it isn’t much of a departure. Obviously very talented musicians, it would be fun to hear something really different from this duo, but I won’t hold my breath. Success is working very well for them. This Moment Now is available from most online music stores as well as realmusic.com and retail outlets that carry Real Music’s recordings.
October 5, 2003
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