MINOR 7th REVIEW
Michael Mucklow’s 4th fingerstyle oriented CD, is very much like an audio retreat…a sonic space where serenity, introspection and quietude reign. Each tune rolls like a gentle sea with patterns that flow, evolve and create a familiarity and a sense of wholeness. Silent Voices is less a collection of tunes as it is musical vista that creates an ergonomic-ness in the listener. Very reminiscent of Windham Hill releases of the late 70’s, Silent Voices continues the journey of Mucklow’s previous CD’s, but has a crispness and sense of purpose that might surprise. “Reflections” encapsulates the grandeur of these gracious grooves, while the tasteful bass work of Dean Cerny on “Floating in the Cove” ripples like the perfect lazy autumn afternoon. ~ © James Filkins
All songs composed by
Fretless Bass on “Floating In The Cove” (6) and “Rain” (7)
Mixed and Mastered by
The Song Farm, Joshua Tree
Copyright Michael Mucklow / ASCAP
Publisher Mucklow Productions / ASCAP
Guitars: Walden CG4070-CERT, Walden CG4041-CERT and Walden CN4070-CERT
Mic: Rode NT1-A
Interface: Zoom R24
Placement of the mic was approximately 8 inches away from the 12th fret, facing very slightly toward the sound hole.
The guitars used in the recording of this album are made from certified sustainable woods. I was honored to be associated with Walden Guitars, the first guitar company that took this important step in preserving our world’s forest resources.