May 06, 2011
Jon Gilbert Leavitt, ASCAP(100.00%)
Composer Jon Gilbert Leavitt's second set for Freeplay (the first being: Rock Grooves Vol 8) changes gears for the cinematic and emotive "Dramatic Soundscapes Vol 10". This sparkling collection features mostly orchestral instruments and percussion, with occasional hi-lights from guitar and synth. "Hitting The Beat" has a thriller feel, with a driving drum line accented by smoky, coiling strings and crushing sound effects. "Field Of Vision" has a motivational military feel in the punctual snares and gleaming horns- the piece soars as a winner take all theme. Guitar and piano weave a warm Americana feel on "Outer Layer" an easy groove that pauses and swells with an organic pace. The strange but intriguing mix on "Head On" takes the salsa track a step further into outer space with very interesting and arresting results. This creative collection really breaks out of the genre game and has fun with the music, and that is what makes this a great set, please click the link to check it out!