WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
ABOUT "BLUE LANDSCAPES II: DISCOVERIES"
"It’s authenticity, musically, and otherwise. Blue Landscapes II: Discoveries is without question the best New Age album I’ve heard this year. Thoughtful, moving, healing, graceful, elegant, beautiful, provocative... profoundly compelling improvised musical conversation.”
Dyan Garris, New Age CD, June 12, 2017
"I love this album. I really love it. I have played it over five times and each time it reveals something new to me, always something enjoyable. It's one of the best albums I've heard in the last year, and quite possibly the last few years. While this is obviously improvisational, like all great improvisations, the music has a distinct organic aspect. The music on the album is serene, contemplative, occasionally haunting. You will want to return to these ’landscapes’ time and time again, always hearing something new, a wrinkle previously undetected. Evaluating this album for review has been one of the most fulfilling and enjoyable listens I have had in a long time."
Bill Binkelman, Zone Music Reporter, January 24, 2017
“…a sonic experience that will keep your ears on edge at all times. It’s clear that there are no ‘pigeonholes’ that fit what Robert and Damjan are creating here…without doubt, one of the best examples of the creative process I’ve listened to in 2017. I give Robert and Damjan my MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99 for this award-worthy album.”
Dick Metcalf, Contemporary Fusion Reviews, June 26, 2017
“…a duo that is in total sync spiritually and emotionally…a great listening experience…an engaging journey for my mind, body and spirit. Blue Landscapes II: Discoveries is another doorway to tranquility created by two talented artists.
Keith “Muzikman” Hannaleck, New Age Music Reviews, June 28, 2017
“Krajacic and Thies have created music that forefronts beauty, openness, and simplicity and that they rightly claim will ‘quiet the mind and nurture the soul’ seems to me an inspired act of wisdom and humility.”
Debra Penberthy, Colorado Boulevard, November 18, 2016
“With artists of this caliber, the music rises above any specific genres as a unique work of art. Blue Landscapes II: Discoveries is an album that should be really listened to a number of times for a full appreciation of the beauty of the music.”
Kathy Parsons, Mainly Piano, July 4, 2017
“The duo employ melodic improvisation to create blissfully serene soundscapes, as the pieces subtly fluctuate between atmospheric passages and minimalist contemporary instrumental tunes. Gently shifting from the deeply serene to the lightly joyful throughout, Blue Landscapes II frequently evokes the pristine beauty of nature and changing seasons. Never bombastic or overwhelming, the duo inject just enough space between the notes of these gently understated compositions, which are often freeform and flowing yet cohesive and melodic… a highly impressive album.”
Candice Michelle, Journeyscapes, July 5, 2017
"I find the music sonically elegant, on the quiet side, wonderfully recorded, soulful, enchanting and meditative. As well, it sounds excellent, with superb musicianship, really a classic."
Chuck Wild, composer of Liquid Mind Music
"Your touch and musical choices are just sublime….the music is truly soothing, a beautiful antidote to all that is off about the world at the moment…."
Lisbeth Scott, composer, singer, songwriter
ABOUT "BLUE LANDSCAPES"
"Beautiful, very deep, simple and sophisticated."
Patrick Kirst, film composer
"...the music creates a sense of floating and beckons the listener to feel at peace."
Tess Miller, Flutist Quarterly, Spring 2013
"Absolutely stunning....This is a gorgeous collection of music...calming and transforming...it's just beautiful right from the start with the rolling piano notes of the song Acceptance....both Robert and Damjan's playing is exquisite...I can't say enough good things.....Thank you both for making such beautiful music!"
Lisbeth Scott, singer and composer
"Here is something so organic, so naturally flowing, creating the perfect atmosphere of relaxation, melancholy, and total harmony, something that is impossible not to love. It is simple in its perfection, but not simplistic - freed away from fanciness, but very sincere, pure, ethereal, and replete with human emotion. I have never heard music quite like this. Absolutely amazing."
Egle Januleviciute, concert pianist
"...a wonderful CD and I am very,very moved by your aesthetic. It truly is beautiful, sophisticated and genuine...a work of art that comes from the deepest places within."
Bryan Pezzone, pianist/composer
"You both channeled something divinely inspired - the aural experience is breathtaking and the otherworldly landscapes spiritually visceral in their impact. There is nothing contrived and ego-driven in this gorgeous music. So looking forward being carried through the complete oeuvre."
Tania Gabrielle, Astro-Numerologist, Author, Composer
"The music on this cd is absolutely exquisite; it is both deeply touching and soothing, and offers a special place for the listener to quiet themselves and simply experience music. Meditative, reflective, contemplative, Blue Landscapes truly is an incredible collaboration from two artists whose approach to the songs on this album always feels completely natural and unmanufactured. It is an honest and genuine expression that seems to come straight from their souls—it is music-making at its best."
Bridget Hough, pianist
"Gorgeous and gently clears the heart right through"
Dawn Smiley Taylor, flutist
"Blue Landscapes stirs the heart and awakens the mind. Hear, feel and taste the beauty of this place. Robert and Damjan deliver a message unfettered by semantics. The interplay between light and dark speaks to the experience of life as it truly is - a sweet and savory mix of what is, and what we make of it. I'm enjoying this music EVERY TIME I listen. Thank you."
Zette Harbour, Award-Winning Traditional Storyteller