Mainly Piano Nightbound Review

Mainly Piano Nightbound Review


David Lindsay

2015 / Fallingfoot Records

52 minutes

After a fifteen-year hiatus, guitarist David Lindsay actively returns to the music scene with his new instrumental album, Nightbound. Produced by Will Ackerman and Tom Eaton and recorded at Ackerman’s Imaginary Road Studio in Vermont, the album features three acoustic guitar solos and ten ensemble pieces with several of the exceptional artists from Ackerman’s studio. All thirteen pieces are very quiet and soothing, providing a little under an hour of respite from the hectic pace of life – all is calm and peaceful there. As is true of all of Ackerman’s and Eaton’s productions, the sound quality of this album is impeccable – warm, clear, clean, and very smooth. Most of the music on the album was created spontaneously during the recording process. It’s a very beautiful project and should bring Lindsay an enthusiastic new audience! It is interesting to note that from 1985-2000, David Lindsay recorded and performed in concert, live radio, and television in Canada. For the past fifteen years, he practiced law and studied lute before journeying back to the guitar.

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The album opener is “Bright Stars,” which is self-explanatory. The music is clear and bright like a winter’s night sky and the light of the brightest star gets your attention instantly. Lindsay’s acoustic guitar reels you in and keeps you focused on what you are hearing without ever letting go. That is the goal of every artist, if that is accomplished then the mission is complete. The first track is the most important one for any album as it sets the precedence for the listener. In this case that point is proven with authority. “Nightbound” is the all-important title track and it an essential part of any release. It starts off very slow and methodically to make you pay attention so you will anticipate how it develops. After about the 2:40 mark it starts to change in pace, it picks up and moves in another direction as the cello is introduced and some percussion. As each instrument comes in it adds more depth and color to the track making it sound like a potential soundtrack to a film or video – or if you wish thoughts that may be going through your mind. I appreciate the way the song provided a very purposeful introduction to set you up for a climatic ending. Even though this is graceful and thoroughly relaxing music it still provides a listener with a storyline and the hope of change in a musical sense. It does not disappoint at all. “What The Wind Said” is another track that got my attention, at first simply for the title as it sounds so very mystical and spiritual. After listening, that train of thought was indeed confirmed. The guitar is delicate and steps lightly as it leads you to the whispering wind with strokes of the strings that help you envision what the title is saying. Just like a cool breeze brushing up against your face it speaks to you and invites you along for a journey of the soul. For a wonderful musical experience that will leave a lasting impression and uplift your spirit I would highly recommend listening to Nightbound. 4.5/5 Stars Key Tracks: Bright Stars, Nightbound, What The Wind Said

A very warm “welcome back” to David Lindsay! I hope this is just the (new) beginning! Nightbound is available from Amazon, iTunes and CD Baby. Recommended!

Kathy Parsons


One Reply to “Mainly Piano Nightbound Review”

  1. Three times during the last couple of weeks in the quietness of New Age Music on my DirectTV-television I have stopped dead in my tracks what I was doing because of what I was listening to. I wanted to know who was playing the piano, the drums, the violin or cello (or other strings). It is mesmerizing music so beautifully performed and produced. Congratulations on a way way cut above album for me.

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