Like Rain Through My Hands
CD, Alchemy Records, 2004
I already knew Mr Whalen’s music from his very nice ambient album "Nightscenes", which was re-released by the same label in 2004.
A strong feeling of melancholy and the passing of time is imbedded in the emotional music of "Like rain through my hands". There’s a certain tension to be felt in the shifting chords, certain passages even sound slightly minimal, but this music is able to touch you the full 50 minutes, as Whalen mingles subtle piano with warm electronics This is keenly composed, intimate music offering lots of room for reflection. Well done!