Thursday, April 7, 2011

Yanni - Truth of Touch - Album Review and Giveaway!


Truth of Touch is Yanni's first instrumental release of original compositions, in over eight years.  This new album marks his return to the genre that Yanni actually helped to 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.”






Truth of Touch was released on 2/8/2011, and includes the following tracks:

  • 02. Echo of a Dream
  • 03. Seasons
  • 04. Voyage
  • 05. Flash of Color
  • 06. Vertigo
  • 07. Nine
  • 08. Can't Wait
  • 09. Guilty Pleasure
  • 10. O Luce Che Brilla Nell'Oscurita
  • 11. I'm So
  • 12. Long Way Home
  • 13. Yanni & Arturo
  • 14. Mist of a Kiss
  • 15. Secret
I received a copy of this album in MP3 format to enjoy, and enjoy I did.  I have always loved instrumental music.  I will admit I am not very familiar with Yanni, but I'm happy to have been properly introduced to his music through this new album and I look forward to finding some of his earlier music.  While Truth of Touch is certainly more electrical than orchestral, I found this album to be very refreshing.  The music is relaxing, and yet also has an upbeat and energetic vibe to it.  If I have a moment to close my eyes, each track has the ability to take me on a journey...an adventure... to somewhere new, with flawless transition.  I think my favorite on the album might be Voyage, though there really isn't a track that I *don't* like (though I think my least favorite is "I'm So").  Truth of Touch is mainly instrumental, but there are a few tracks with lyrics.  Can't Wait, is one and it is beautiful.  I normally would not appreciate a random song with lyrics in the midst of what I thought would be an instrumental album, but somehow it just adds to the "story" of Truth of Touch.

Kicking off in Peoria, IL, on March 22, Yanni launched a 40-date tour of the US. The tour will take him through theaters in major cities across the US including Radio City Music Hall in NYC and the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.  Many of these venues are already sold out.   

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Do you like Yanni?  Never heard his music but enjoy instrumentals and would like to give it a chance?  Either way, you're in luck!



We have one copy of Yanni's new album, Truth of Touch, to send to one lucky Flip Flop Reviews reader!

This giveaway is open to the US. 

Please leave an individual comment for each entry.

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-Follow Flip Flop Reviews (publicly) on Google Friend Connect.  If you already follow us, great, let us know.

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-Blog about this giveaway and leave the link in a comment.

-Enter one of our other current giveaways and let me know which one you entered. (Feel free to leave one comment for each giveaway entered)

This giveaway will end on 4/14/2011 at 8pm EST. Any entries after that will not count.  Please make sure that you leave an email address or some way to contact you in your comments.  If we can't figure out how to get in touch with you, you can't win!  :o)  Good luck! 



*I received a digital copy of this album to aid in this review.  I received no monetary compensation, though I may be entered to win prizes from the One2One Network.

34 comments:

  1. We're so happy that you are enjoying the album! Yanni certainly does have a gift for creating music that tells stories and takes you on a journey. Excellent review, Danielle!

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