This album is what it says, eight pieces of piano music recorded in night sessions on a 1923 Steinway, along with strings, synthesizers,
and something called an Armenian duduk. Needless to say, this is not driving music.
This is music for having friends over for wine and quiet conversation – or perhaps for just having an evening alone with one special friend.
The piano playing is delicate and beautiful.
The strings complement the music nicely, although I find they add considerable sadness to the beauty. Most pieces are sparse and slow, although track four is a notable exception, a more serious piece with occasional interludes of faster playing with more discordant notes, interspersed with brief periods of silence.
My favorite track by far is number five, a more ambient work that keeps the piano in the background and relies more on atmospheric electronics.
Track six is also interesting, a more experimental piece where perhaps the piano samples have been processed in some way.
The first half of the album makes me too sad, but it is very well done.
However, I much prefer the later tracks as it gets more ambient, leading up to the excellent closing track which blends piano and electronics perfectly.