Music Review: Yanni, Touch of Truth

I am pleased to be reviewing Yanni Truth of Touch for the One to One Network.  This is Yanni's first instrumental release of original compositions in over eight years and is a return to the genre Yanni helped 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.”

My review: I love having instrumental music to listen to in the car or while writing blog posts - and I really like what Yanni has produced this time - the music is eclectic and has just enough exotic sounds to keep me listening and wanting more.   My favorite track is Echoes of a Dream - it conjures up images of waterfalls and beautiful tropical islands for me.  I think that's one of the things I've always liked about Yanni's music is that it has the ability to inspire me to beautiful thoughts.

And although Yanni is known for instrumentals, he brings vocals into Can't Wait and Secrets, adding another level of complexity to the music and the CD.  Both Can't Wait and Secrets are better songs because of the vocals and I especially love the lyrics and vocals on Can't Wait!
Yanni's Greek origins come through on some of the tracks and remind me of strolling down the Danforth in Toronto, listening to music waft out of the restaurants, stores and coffee shops!  
If you're looking for a wonderful change of pace, I recommend checking out Truth Of Touch, available on CD and digital download.
You can also check out Yanni on his website at: where you can register for his email newsletter and find his links to twitter and facebook pages!

Disclosure: I received this CD through a ONE TO ONE NETWORK program at no charge for the purpose of writing this review.  I am also entering a sweepstakes with my participation. All opinions are my own.