Suzanne Ciani – Seven Waves

Suzanne Ciani - Seven Waves

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Suzanne Ciani – Seven Waves
LP/MC/CD, Finnadar/Victor/Seventh Wave, 1982

“Seven Waves”, expressing the composers love for and fascination with early electronic instruments along a mystically bonding to the sea, was Suzanne Ciani’s first commercial album. Not only took the record two years to produce, it also demanded a long journey to find a record label to release it.

In an interview, the composer recalled the architecture of the compositions was in the shape of a wave: start softly, build to a climax, then recede. In addition, Suzanne’s feminine touch to the pure electronic music gives the outcome a sensual, gentle, soothing and soft layer which shows in the classical-romantic combo of strong melody, solid form and lush ocean waves passing by in each of the seven carefully molded pieces. In a way, the final track “Sailing Away” made me think of Software in a very relaxed mood.

In 2012, “Seven Waves” saw a re-issue on Finders Keepers that included some bonus tracks of Ciani’s very first album “Voices of Packaged Souls”



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