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:
- 01. Truth of Touch
- 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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*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.