Erick Fryman - The Green Moon 6.8
Erick Fryman goes for the dramatic on ‘The Green Moon’. Utilizing light electronic flourishes to further emphasize the emotional impact of the pieces is quite well done. Max Richter does this on many occasions and ‘The Green Moon’ certainly handles the process with style. Over the course of collection songs begin to fit together similar to that of a puzzle. Themes from the songs repeat themselves over and over again because repetition is a form of change. By fleshing out these ideas in full Erick Fryman is able to create a narrative that grows with each additional song.
‘Only in dreams we are together’ starts the collection off in epic style, with piano, electronics, far away wordless vocals, and even drums. Each one of these elements comes together to create a greater whole. In comparison ‘…And forever’ is quite subdued serving as a ‘cool down’ movement for the emotional intensity that preceded it. ‘You’re waiting for a train’ moves incredibly slowly with an urbane approach employed throughout the entire song. On ‘The Green Moon’ Erick Fryman effectively uses electronics to set the late-night mood, with key shimmering in the distance far before the piano ever arrives. When it does it feels particularly satisfying.
‘Let me help you’ ends the collection off in the best way possible. Piano finally takes a break as the violin takes finishing everything off in the most tender way possible. ‘The Green Moon’ is a warm collection that appears aptly suited for the wintertime.
Well, I made the “cd” cover for a friend.
It was kinda difficult, but I really liked the result