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Album Review: Floating Lakes (single)
Eric Chapelle
Cover image of the album Floating Lakes (single) by Eric Chapelle
Floating Lakes (single)
Eric Chapelle
2020 / Hamsa Music
7 minutes
Review by Kathy Parsons
“Floating Lakes” is a beautifully soothing new single by pianist/composer Eric Chapelle. Very much on the ambient side, instrumentation includes piano, strings, and a rhythmic bass line that runs mostly deep in the background while providing an interesting contrast to the very fluid and dreamy piano and strings. The music was composed while Chapelle was staying in Galway, Ireland recently. He also created a gorgeous video to go with the music, and the images for the video were taken in the Connemara region of western Ireland. (The video and music are very much intertwined, so be sure to take a look on YouTube or Eric’s website! The links to both are to the left of this review.)

Chapelle mentioned to me that he had a small room for a studio while he was in Galway, and when he was working there, he could watch seagulls as they flew and played in the clouds. That was the inspiration for the music. He said that seagulls are everywhere and have become part of the culture in Galway. The title for the piece was inspired by an article Chapelle read that mentioned that “floating lakes” is another term for clouds.

This is a wonderful break from the craziness, stress and fear we are all dealing with at this time (during the Coronavirus pandemic). The music will always be a very welcome reminder of the beauty of nature and the world around us, but it is especially appreciated - and needed - right now. Do yourself a favor and check it out!

“Floating Lakes” is available from Amazon and iTunes/Apple Music as well as Spotify and other streaming sites.
April 5, 2020
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