To conclude his piano trilogy, New Age composer Laraaji offers “Through Luminous Eyes,” a four-part, fwenty-six minute suite. For this composition, he brings out his beloved zither, and he embarks on a blissful, unhurried journey. Though the first two albums in this trilogy offered stark piano compositions, Laraaji returns to familiar sonic territory. The piano still takes the lead, of course; taken together, Through Luminous Eyes strongly reminds us of his recently departed friend and colleague Harold Budd. Laraaji has always composed with the intention of relieving the world’s stresses and tensions; this song does just the trick. A beautiful, minimalist symphony for trying times and weary souls.
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