‘Time and Tide’ is an extraordinary musical journey and an excellent ‘Soundtrack for the mind’ from
French composer Sylvain Carel who plays keyboards and acoustic instruments. The music takes you
to places real and imagined through a series of beautiful and haunting interlinked tracks.
- Revolution [4:41]
- Oasis Gardens [7:12]
- All Those of Thousands of Stars [7:42]
- Tuareg [5:57]
- In the Light [5:51]
- A Few Drops of Santhal Essence [3:51]
- Karma Land (5:58)!
- Impact of the Wind [6:50]
- Light Filtered Through the Treetops [5:07]
- Wolf Song (9:03)!
- The Mermaid and the Schooner [7:11]
- Time and Tide [8:13]
The music is highly evocative and touches on various cultures, from the power of the American
Plains Indians to the exotic and beautiful east, while skilfully never venturing into ‘world music’
territory. There is a genuinely beautiful, ‘soothing’ quality to the music, even in its more uptempo
moments, and the album retains a coherent flow from beginning to end.
Indeed, ‘Time and Tide’ conveys a cosmic otherworldliness, incorporating drifting, melodic space
music and atmospherics alongside some great rhythm and sequence sections that highlight the strong
themes and clever arrangements.
‘Time and Tide’ is a very focused effort, and will clearly appeal to fans of melodic instrumental
music, whether it be electronic, new age or space music.