I was recently asked by the One2One Network to review Yanni’s latest release, Truth of Touch. This is Yanni’s first instrumental release of original compositions in over eight years and is a return to the genre Yanni helped create and advance.
“I work the rhythms in this album,” explains Yanni about the new material. “There is a beautiful complexity in these rhythms, a new sound design. I think the melodic content is very strong and very memorable. I was having fun with this album and that’s going to become apparent.”
1. Truth Of Touch
2. Echo Of A Dream
5. Flash Of Color
8. Can’t Wait
9. Guilty Pleasure
10. O Luce Che Brilla Nell’ Oscurità
11. I’m So
12. Long Way Home
13. Yanni & Arturo
14. Mist Of A Kiss
I love Yanni because all his songs are a little different than the next one. They all have a different feel which keeps it interesting. In Truth of Touch (I keep typing Touch of Truth, gr), some have a “classic Yanni” feel, some are more contemporary, some have a latin flavor, and some have a jazz flavor.
I listened to the entire album with the exception of track 2. I couldn’t listen to that one as it had scales that went from one headphone speaker to the other and back again, and due to some inner ear issues, it made me dizzy. Usually, I’m really into straight instrumentals, but on this album, surprisingly, my two favorites were with female vocalists; tracks 8 and 15. My least favorite was track 3. I just felt it didn’t go anywhere.
All in all, it’s definitely a keeper, and I’ll be putting it into my regular music rotation.
Disclaimer: I was given a free download of the album in exchange for an honest review by the One2One Network. There was no other compensation.
The Yanni, Truth of Touch by Michele Wilcox, unless otherwise expressly stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.