Chris Field Sub-conscious
On Chris Field's new album, entitled Sub-Conscious, he experiments with new combinations of sound, and the result is simply fantastic. Because most of the tracks could be labeled in several categories, such as concept music, ambient, new-age classical, or even cinematic, it's very difficult to categorize the whole album. Add to it the fact that the sound of the different tracks themselves range from dark and brooding to Gershwin-esque, and this is a very interesting album indeed.
That being said, it's enjoyable from start to finish. If you are a fan of music production houses such as X-Ray Dog, ES Posthumus, and Immediate Music, you'll love Chris Field Sub-Conscious. At a direct comparison, the arrangements and compositions found on Sub-Conscious tend to yearn for a brighter horizon. In particular, his string and vocal arrangements are angelic, flowing in and out of our hearing like supernatural beings.
Speaking philosophically, Chris Field's music generally gravitates towards a more positive view of the future. It is powerful in this regard, and his vision is something that the ear simply can't ignore. Layers upon layers of sound act as subtle mood-changers, and each track on Chris Field Sub-Conscious is organized perfectly to take you through a unique musical experience.
Chris Field's other endeavor is composing music for movie trailers, and you can hear bits and pieces of this orchestration in Sub-Conscious. Movie music is designed to evoke emotion, and there is no lack of such evocation in Chris Field Sub-Conscious. In the myriad of Sub-Conscious, the beautiful merges with the sublime.