Today I harvested my first strawberry.
I shared it with a loved one,
of course with cream!
There are more to come..
with more sunshine.
…and I am in love with it…. a masterpiece, an amazing collection of dramatic, epic, and emotional tracks beautifully composed. If you love big orchestras and you are in for a big treat here. Thomas Bergersen brings love and beauty with his music. He is a musical genius and one of the best composers at this time as he shows again with this new album.
I have to admit that I listened a lot to the 30 seconds you get on Amazon on each track, before it was released officially. Already then I fell in love with some tracks straight away and could hardly wait for the release day!
The album is like a musical journey full of love and excitement. Every single track a stunning piece of music in its own way. A mix of calm, epicness, musical beauty and full of love. The orchestra is amazing and I can only imagine it was a real joy to perform for this album, singing in the choir and playing in the orchestra.
Thomas’ follow up album to “Illusions” – “Sun” took him almost 4 years to complete and features his best, most heartfelt, virtuosic and powerful music to date. It features a giant orchestra ( over 200 musicians contributed) choir, Bulgarian choir, famous world class instrumentalists and a wide range of styles, emotions and colours. Recorded around the world, with contributing artists form all over the world including Bulgaria, Romania, Norway, USA, Brazil, Mexico, Germany and Italy. “Sun” is without doubt Thomas Bergersen’s finest work to date , and the natural continiuation of “Illusions”. The Orchestra, world famous “Capellen Orchestra” was recorded in Czech Republic and conducted by Maestro Petr Pololanik. Using dynamic overdubbing (shuffling players around between each take) we achieved an absolutely massive string orchestra sound (168 payers in total, with 20 all stars first chair violinists), and a humongous brass ensemble sets the tone if the album. Tracks such as Final Frontier feature 18 French Horns in unison!
This is what is says on the Two Steps from Hell web site, and I totally agree with it.
The album starts off with a short, slow and calm track ‘Before time’ very melodic with a great cello followed by the first real dramatic track ‘Creation of Earth’. ‘Sun’ already known to us before, it was on the you tube channel featuring Thomas’s girlfriend Cassandra, a romantic track with much orchestral beauty. ‘Cry’ one of my very favourites is melodic and I so love the full orchestra in this piece, I cannot get enough of it. ‘Our Destiny’ another dramatic track, amazing piano piece at the beginning, the choir, the fast and furious strings gives it this classical feeling like a piece of Beethoven, very monumental and then it goes to pure epicness, an amazing piece to combine both types, ending in pure classical delight. ‘NewLife’ brings a calm, soft, emotional side to life, a musical gem whereas ‘Final Frontier’ is again an epic track . It features in the Trailer of the film “Interstellar” Sci-Fi Movie. ‘Starchild’ is epic and fast and I could imagine it being music for a trailer again as you can imagine stories going along wiht it, it let’s your imagination run wild. ‘Colours of Love’ – the title reminds me of ‘The Magic of Love’ ( from the album Archangel) which is pure musical love. The ‘Colours of love’ is the longest track of the album with 6.29 minutes and again you can feel the love and happiness. It is a very happy and cheerful track which could go on for even longer for me. ‘Cassandra’ was dedicated to Thomas’s girlfriend, composed and shared some time ago it is a beautiful love song. With ‘Always mine’ the love story continues, a melodic, happy and loving track, a great one to walk to as it gives you a real swing into your steps. ‘Dragonland’ and ‘Fearless’ are real epic tracks again great trailer music for me. ‘Empire of Angels’ starts slowly building up to the bigger orchestra with beautiful violin highlights then ending quietly again. ‘Two hearts’ an emotional track with chimes, a beautiful voice and violins, full of love. The album ends with ‘In Paradisum’ a slow and calm track with choir (more like his ‘Hymn to life’). For me it could be the background for a meditation session.
Some tracks give you goosebumps, some make you smile, some make you sing or hum to them, some inspire, they make you happy, they make you feel the love and they let you gasp because of their musical awesomeness.
They certainly will be on my journeys along with his other albums whilst driving, walking and relaxing.
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First impressions of Spain
very clean !!!
beautifully white painted houses with well looked after flowers in front. Everyone cleans the streets and houses in the mornings.
So much fruit !!!
I have seen so many fruit trees, which I have never seen in my life like lemon, orange, walnut trees, also olive trees, quince trees, nispero, which tastes beautiful as jam.
What a beautiful fruit!
Then the wonderful friendly people, all say “ola” straight away and all always smile. My sort of country.
I do not have expectations usually but there were 3 things I did expect….. of Spain
my beloved palmtrees
This was the sunset flying back home out of Malaga, so beautiful!
So here my first impressions,
after sorting some more photos I shall give you a little tour.
I was very privileged to visit Spain and being so warmly welcomed by my host Ralph and everybody there.