Nicholas Gunn Through the Great Smokey Mountains (A Musical Journey) Anagram Records I went on a trip Through the Great Smokey Mountains (A Musical Journey). I stopped at a scenic overlook and threw this CD, by Nicholas Gunn, over the cliff. The Smokey Mountains, apparently choosy about litter, threw it back AT me. Fortunately it hit my briefcase and I was not injured. No animals were harmed during the writing of this review. No good music was heard, either. - Jim Brenholts EER Editor's note: This CD is by an award-winning musician/composer but I too found a certain emptiness and boredom encroaching on my psyche upon hearing this music. I am also no fan of flute music nor of tribal percussives all set to orchestral backdrops. Trying to imagine the Great Smoky Mtns. of my home state was in no way enhanced by Gunn's music. It just didn't do it for me like the majestic recordings of Danna and Clement that truly celebrate the soul of the wilderness vs. recordings such as Gunn's which don't seem to echo the soul of the wilderness as much merely being reflective of a postcard vision with stock New Agey-soundtrack-environmental blowing and light-hearted improv. There was no real depth here like I have heard in many other nature-inspired recordings. Sorry Nicholas, not a winner here at EER-MUSIC.com . . . nor with my staff.
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