FAME Review: Michele De Wilton - Daydream
Michele De Wilton - Daydream


Michele De Wilton

Brick House Direct - MDW01144

Available from Brickman Media.

A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by Bob Gottlieb

This is the disc of a storyteller who doesn't use vocals to tell her stories, but rather her fingers on the keys of a piano. It is not day dreamy music but rather thoughtful pieces that are portraits, or they conjure mental portraits as though sitting on a slow moving train as the outside rolls by both revealing, and at the same time masking, all that is there for the eyes to see, while the mind moves to keep up with the images and the changing storylines that are exposed but never examined in detail, leaving the open images to ever evolving of the mind. Her musical thoughts evoke a peaceful and serene place, fog rolling in at times to slightly obscure what is being unveiled, and at other times lifting to show the full glory and the majesty of the colorful landscape. Do not think new age, as there is a force to her music, and it is definitely not easy listening nor should one think elevator music because though it is beautiful and flowing there is a full-blown reality here, a peaceful reality. However that does not mean a clear-cut and easy reality. At times there are thought provoking passages that demand playback, yet the storyline going forward is so compelling that you leave it for another time.

There is a quality to this artist that appealed to me as a storyteller, as a nonlinear way to relate the stories that refuse to fit into a linear bag. Ms De Wilton's music demands, in a non-strident way, to be heard and it is well worth the effort.

Track List:

  • There Is Another Sky
  • The Dawn Rider
  • Shimoda
  • Heaven's Bridge
  • In The Garden Of The Selfish Giant
  • Winterbluegreen
  • The White Hart
  • Song For Eurydice
  • The Giver Of The Stars
  • Memory Of Sun
  • Lullaby In Lavender

Edited by: David N. Pyles


Copyright 2011, Peterborough Folk Music Society.
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