WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
ABOUT "BLUE LANDSCAPES II: DISCOVERIES"
Review: New Age CD
Blue Landscapes II: Discoveries – the second album in a series appropriately captioned, “Music From a Quieter Place” – is a refreshingly candid improvisational musical dialogue between concert pianist, Robert Thies and flutist extraordinaire, Damjan Krajacic.
Dyan Garris, New Age CD
Review: Binkelman's Corner (Zone Music Reporter)
I'll get this out of the way right now: 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. These two musicians, Robert Thies (piano) and Damjan Krajacic (flutes) are not just on top of their game; they are so tuned in to each other and so masterful at their respective instruments that I am left nearly speechless to come up with the right superlatives to describe the brilliance that is Blue Landscapes II: Discoveries.
Bill Binkelman, Zone Music Reporter
Review: Let the Beauty Be Released: “Blue Landscapes” CD
Thies and Krajacic have chosen just the right musical elements and simplicity to suit their purpose. And perhaps that is the essence of what people love of Thies as a pianist… He seems to know his purpose, which I believe is communication and transformation of a wide audience. Listening to pieces such as the “The Story of Your Heart” I navigated an interior landscape from deep wells of feeling and memory—loss, hope and acceptance, which for me took place on an imagined landscape of river, sky, and wind.
Debra Penberthy, Colorado Boulevard
"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
"Gorgeous and gently clears the heart right through"
Dawn Smiley Taylor, flutist
"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
"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