Sakis Gouzonis is a solo artist from Greece (who is usually just referred to as Sakis) has quite an impressive resume. He has won a total of seven international music awards and three international distinctions, and he has gained more than 450.000 registered listeners in 220 countries/territories. His music has been heard on radio and television and recommended by a number of media outlets. He just finished his sixth album entitled Spiritual Unity, which is an instrumental electronic album that touts ten decent original songs that use a similar palette. All the songs on the album feel quite grand as he chooses to embrace airy, near mystical sounding synths that create an ethereal atmosphere. In addition to this a lot of the songs have a Persian mystique that is combined with elements that make the songs danceable.
The album begins with “Every Time We Talk,” which feels like it could be playing in the movie “Prince Of Persia” as Jake Gyllenhaal walks across the desert. Broad warms pads make their way across the song as an intricate lead part is played. The song is pleasant even though it never really leaves the comfortable landscape. “Joy Of My Heart” sounds like a traditional eastern European song played on a Juno-g while “When We Are Together” is another thematic song that sounds like a victorious ending to a battle.
“Love Of My Life” is a slower number but still grandiose and sticks to the formula that creates a huge veil of warm mystical pads over some tinkering 16th notes. The album ends with a high-energy song with an increased BPM called “Now And Forever.” It utilizes a steady king drum and dramatic strokes to create an adrenaline inducing number.
Throughout Spiritual Unity Gouzonis knows what works for him and utilizes it. This is by no means cutting edge electronic music but it has its moments. The music seems to be made for movies that want to be epic. Directors take note if you are reading.
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