Composed of gentle, solo piano tracks, Radiance is Michael Sheehan’s recording debut. A classically trained pianist and composer, Sheehan creates subtle, calming pieces that weave boldly into one another. All but the title track are improvised compositions, and it is this spontaneous human expression that innately, resolutely finds expression here. Simple in construction, yet majestic and powerful in execution, Radiance is a joy to behold.
The overall theme of Radiance is to once again become mindful of the life-force present in each and every action and occurrence around us. Whether “Meeting A Friend,” taking “A Nap In The Afternoon,” or witnessing a “Showerfall,” the subtle energetic exchange between self and surroundings is too easily (and too often) forgotten or taken for granted.
Tracks such as “Early Morning,” “A Walk On Forgotten Shores and “Gathering Clouds” are vaguely reminiscent of the gentle piano style of Neil Young (Harvest-era), while “Evening Rainbow,” “Sunset" and “Starry Sky” easily evoke the imagery portrayed by their basic, yet powerful, titles.
I suggest you welcome this compact disc into your library of healing music and eagerly anticipate future works from Michael Sheehan.
~ Joe Derderian, Massage Magazine