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  • Writer's pictureSylvain Lupari

David Wright Sines of Light Vol. 1 (2009)

Updated: Sep 25, 2022

Sines of Life offers splendid music played in concert from David Wright with Ian Boddy and Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock in a CD filled to the brim

1 September Dawn 4:51

2 Cassini 14:04 (Live USA Gatherings 2007)

3 Walking with Ghosts 12:01 (Live at the AD Music Festival 2007)

4 Beyond Paradise 7:44 (Live at the Fisher Theatre, UK 2008)

5 Just an Illusion 9:49 (Live at the Fisher Theatre UK 2008)

6 Sines of Life 6:44

7 State of Bliss 11:54 (Live at the Fisher Theatre, UK 2008)

8 3 a.m. 3:04 (Live at the AD music Festival 2007)

9 All Good Things 8:27

(CD/DDL 78:38) (V.F.)

(England School, Melodious, E-Rock)

I always had a soft spot for David Wright music. Whether it is solo, either with Code Indigo and Callisto or with Ian Boddy or Robert Fox, the England musician always came to look for this sensitive rope which livens up my feelings. His music reflects this so particular character of emotional paradoxes which is hidden inside each human being; either it’s serenely melodious or strangely disturbing. But whatever facets, it’s mostly moving. SINES OF LIVE Vol. I marks the end of an era. After this album, and as stated in a 20 pages inside booklet, David Wright will turn a page and try something different like a more filmic music. Thus, SINES OF LIVE Vol. I and Vol. II are gifts to his fans. It's a synopsis of his last years in the course of live performances with 3 new studio tracks.

A gentle wind filled of cosmic dust, where crystal brushes spatial sediments, opens September Dawn, one of SINES OF LIVE Vol. I unreleased track. From austere to melodious, the galactic wind turns into a warm terrestrial ballad where it whistles among light percussions and a fluty synth. September Dawn rides the cosmic plains of a light skittering tempo. It's a silky prelude to the colossal Cassini, from the Continuum album. Shortened of several minutes, Cassini preserves its entire sequential eagerness encircled by tribal percussions, Gregorian chants, a wrapping mellotron and a synth filled by burning winds and solos. A synth bearer of a superb melody which spawns among this attractive sound constellation, while throwing bases for a warm tribal and monasterial music. The 2nd part is simply bursting with emotions. Besides, emotion is the keyword of David Wright's works. After the stunning 2nd part of Cassini, Walking with Ghosts follows. Doubtless the most significant album of his career, the title track takes a completely different turn with Ian Boddy's addition in synths and Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock on Memotron. Idem for the splendid and hyper melodious Beyond Paradise from the same album which takes a quite new shape with Klaus Hoffmann-Hook on electronic sitar, accompanying languishingly David's spectral synth. Simply delicious! Just an Illusion, from his latest studio album Dreams and Distant Moonlight, is played here with a very rock intensity due to Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock's guitar performance. We close our eyes and we would believe to hear the rebirth of Mind Over Matter. Absolutely divine! Only Wright tinny synth brings us back to his musical spheres with his personal touch as melodious as ingenious. It's a nice version with Hindu's fragrance and which is melting subtly into the introductory hazes of Sines of Live. This delicate eponym track moves gently on a warm bass structure which modulates a supple pace, such a walk of a lonesome spatial cowboy who wanders in the shade of dreamy piano chords. Slowly Sines of Live becomes more harmonious with a synth mellotron which frees its orchestral arrangements in the gloom of this piano full of melancholy. A track imprints by this magnetic sweetness of David Wright and which ends in State of Bliss gloominess introductory (again from Dreams and Distant Moonlight) where Wright/Hoffmann-Hoock duet transposes aptly the paradoxes, as rhythmic as emotional, of this very track. SINES OF LIVE Vol. I ends with 2 new tracks. Written during Code Indigo's Chill sessions, 3a.m. is a dark and melancholic track where the grayness transposes on a piano from which sad notes soak into the hazes of a foggy synth and a guitar with reverberating loops effect. It's a short track which leads to All Good Things livened up and frenzied rhythms. A track which shows the fickleness of David Wright, as well as rhythmic and melodic who displays solid arrangements on a heavy structure which roams between the rhythmic corridors of Cassini and the progressive rides of Code Indigo.

SINES OF LIVE Vol. I is a splendid musical collection that David Wright offers to his fans. Some classic tracks of his latest years that he rearranges with the help of Ian Boddy and Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock and that he presents with the entire emotionalism that characterized his 20 years of career. A must for fans and a great way to become one…

Sylvain Lupari (August 31st, 2011) *****

Available at AD Music

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