“Wonders” is a 67-minute musical journey “to awe inspiring places on planet earth”, which sees a collaboration of UK-based musician Paul Lawler, and US-based musician Paul Speer (who are joined on two tracks by French vocalist Satine Orient).
After meeting each other on MySpace, Lawler first suggested to Speer in the spring of 2008 that they should collaborate on an album, so an intensive exchange of audio files from each others private studios followed.
Well, the twelve melodic, guitar-oriented pieces are a nice listen. Still, the outcome of “captivating soundscapes with a truly international flavour” stays close to the typical sound Mr Speer has developed and shaped over the years. So think of world-flavoured music with nice bass lines, additional keyboards, assorted percussion and occasional some great flute.
All in all, the outcome is nothing too complicated and not much electronic music either, but all done well.
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