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Album Review: A New Spring
Tron Syversen
Cover image of the album A New Spring by Tron Syversen
A New Spring
Tron Syversen
2022 / TK Music Production
51 minutes
Review by Kathy Parsons
A New Spring is the fourteenth album from Norwegian pianist/ composer/ keyboardist Tron Syversen. Fifteen years in the making, the album is subtitled Music for Relaxation and Wellbeing. Also featured on the album are vocalist Helene Edler (who co-produced and participated in the mixing process) and ten other musicians who brought their talents to the music with strings, guitars, French horn, flute and saxophone. Helene Edler has been with Syversen since 2009 and her soaring wordless vocals become the lead "instrument" for several of the eight pieces on the album. Quoting the liner notes: "This album is an invitation to experience the rebirth of nature. Let its melodies transport you to the magical light of the Norwegian spring." Several of the melodies were created at Syversen's seaside cabin, which sits on a hillside overlooking the Oslo fjord from the front and an old forest to the back - a constant source of inspiration, I'm sure!

A New Spring opens with "Dancing Butterflies," a piece that is as light-hearted and free as its title. Feelings of peaceful warmth flow from Helene's voice and set the graceful tone of the album - a beautiful beginning! "Melting Snow" is a bit more poignant and features piano, voice, sax, guitar and strings. Dreamy and wistful, it suggests images of ice and snow giving way to new growth and the coming spring. "Blossom of the Heart" could refer to the blooming of new love or to love itself (or to something else!). Expressions of warmth and tenderness as well as feelings of serenity soothe away the cares of the day. "Surrender" was composed as a poem was being read. Hypnotic and magical, it's a favorite! "February" is dedicated to Syversen's mother, who was born in that month and is now in her later 90s. Piano, voice and orchestration take this one soaring to the heavens and I have no doubt that Syversen' mother loves it - a gorgeous and very meaningful tribute! "Magic Waves" beautifully describes the profound peace that can come with being near the ocean - something so timeless yet constantly changing. "Evening Breeze" is literally a breath of fresh air as the day winds down and prepares for the night. Piano, guitar and voice soothe the spirit with its wonderfully relaxing melody. "True Love" expresses the inner peace of profound happiness and joy, and brings this very therapeutic album to a blissful close.

So, if you're looking for some beautiful music to uplift and calm your spirit, A New Spring is a great choice! It is currently available from Amazon to download and will be much more widely available on May 27, 2022. More links will be added as they become available.
May 12, 2022
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