Title - 'Water Finds a Way'
Artist - Robert Jürjendal
For those unaware, Robert Jürjendal is an Estonian guitarist and composer, studied classical guitar and composition (Anti Marguste) at Tallinn Georg Ots Music School.
Indeed, during 1992-1997 he participated in Robert Fripp Guitar Craft Courses. Robert has composed for classical and contemporary guitar, cembalo, mixed ensembles, choirs; documentaries, art exhibitions and theater, across genres from folk to post-rock to ambient-jazz.
On his brand new album, the just-released Water Finds A Way (New Dog Records), what continues is the colorful guitar/effects-based conception that Jürjendal began with his previous three solo efforts.
With rich harmonies and melody lines, his musical language takes influence from the particular guitars and effects he uses. A graduate of Robert Fripp’s Crafty Guitar School, Jürjendal became a member of Toyah Wilcox’s band as well.
Furthermore, on the new album, Robert plays his new custom-built electric guitar - a fully equipped system containing a Sustainer pickup which gives a life for the long-sustained notes.
Using a guitar synth (though it's hard to recognize) mixed with natural guitar sounds creating a unique hybrid.
2. 'On the Heights'
3. 'Morning Land'
4. 'Grey and Blue'
6. 'The Lake Freezes'
7. 'For the Bees'
8. 'On the Border of Sleep'
9. 'Come Back Free'
10. 'Before and Now'
12. 'The Clock Ticks-Time S Wind Beat'
13. 'Water Finds a Way'
14. 'Everything Goes On'
This quite mesmerizingly magnificent musical opus opens with the ornate delicacy of 'Trust' and then follows that seamlessly with the translucent 'On the Heights,' the flutteringly Asian ambiance of 'Morning Land,' the haunting, piano preciseness of 'Grey and Blue,' the atmospheric 'Hikers,' and then we get the melodic guitar work of 'The Lake Freezes' and the lusciously unseen, scenic ambiguity of 'For the Bees.'
Next up is the perfectly-entitled 'On the Border of Sleep' which is itself followed by the free flowing 'Come Back Free,' the playful 'Before and Now,' a guitar strain that both Joe Satriani and Steve Vai would kill to have created on 'Air,' and then the album rounds out with the delicate musings of 'The Clock Ticks-Time S Wind Beat,' the organ-ordained 'Water Finds a Way,' closing on the sheer lightness of being within 'Everything Goes On.'
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