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Loren Evarts ~ Home Again Album Review

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Home Again cover_preview“Home Again” by Loren Evarts

Album Review by Dyan Garris, New Age CD.com

Loren Evarts is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, composer, and arranger. His most recent release, ‘Home Again,” is a collection of contemporary solo piano compositions produced by Will Ackerman and engineered by Tom Eaton.

Loren holds a Master’s degree in music education, taught for several public and private schools, and is now an instructor for five colleges.

“Home Again” is twelve tracks, four which were previously recorded by Loren, plus eight new compositions.  The piano used for this recording is a Steinway B.  The album is mellow, smooth, and soul-soothing all through.

Loren opens the album with “A Day on the Concord River,” which nicely sets the tone for all that comes next.  Here we can almost feel the light breeze on our face and see the sunlight filtering softly through the trees as we gently canoe along on this peaceful journey. “Dugong Dance,” track 2, is graceful and enchanting. The dugong is an herbivorous marine mammal related to the manatee and the dolphin. Legend has it that the dugong was an inspiration for mermaids. This song perfectly captures those feelings.

“Far and Away,” track 3, is a personal favorite.  Dreamy and delicious.  “Ktaadn,” a spelling variation of Mount Katahdin in Maine, is track 4.  Mount Katahdin is the highest mountain in the state of Maine and has inspired various artistic works. This one is lush and luxuriant, and one I found myself listening to several times.

“Sunset Island,” track 5, is truly gorgeous. Peaceful and resplendent, this brings up images of a charming place untouched and unchanged by time. The elegant and reverent, “Evensong,” (evening prayers), was stirred by Loren’s many visits to medieval cathedrals in England.

Track 7, title track, “Home Again,” has a light, whimsical feel, and was almost named “Poohsticks” which is game from a Winnie the Pooh book The House at Pooh Corner.

“Outermost House,” track 8, is full and splendid. I really love this one.  “The Outermost House” was a small beach cottage refuge sitting high atop a dune on Cape Cod and belonging to writer Henry Beston, who spent a year there chronicling life on the beach.   One can actually feel that “beachy” perspective through Loren’s excellent composition.

“Baker Lake” and “Nine Mile Bridge,” although a bit more somber, are equally as likeable as the rest of the album.  “Wedding at Sunrise” is perfectly evocative of a joyful day – any joyful day; a celebration of life.  “The Good Life,” gentle, ultra-melodic, and contemplative, winds up the album very nicely.  This composition prompts us, perhaps, to give some thought to what ultimately makes life “good.”

Comforting, yet not so “comfortable” as to be boring or insipid.  Sophisticated and unique, yet completely unpretentious.  Glamorous, yet elegantly classic and classy, “Home Again” by Loren Evarts, is an album you will want to come home to again and again.  Beautiful and recommended.

Buy “Home Again” here: http://lorenevarts.com/

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