Jonn Serre's music is crystalline. It flows and twinkles like the stars themselves, often leaving the listener with the impression of vast spaces and timeless drifting.
I suppose that's the point.
After all Century Seasons is Serrie's "best of" album. As such, it covers more than two decades of Serrie's career as the world's premier crafter of space music.
The term "space music" is also particularly appropriate for Serrie's work. He began his career as a musician by composing background music for presentations at a number of planetariums.
His music is designed to catch listeners up in a theme, create a mood and transport then far beyond the boundaries of their own solar system. Serrie accomplishes this goal and more on Century Seasons.
"Space music fans enjoy lengthy experiences where they can immerse themselves totally in the voyage," he explains. "The musical journey I try to create would be as if we were in a starship together moving with the solar winds across the universe, seeing incredible sights with the music as the backdrop for our exploration."
Because Serrie succeeds so brilliantly at this goal, his music is almost impossible to describe. It's mostly ambient and purely electronic. But to say it's synthesized space music is demeaning.
In the swirling, tinkling, chime and hum of Serrie's vision, listeners can stretch their imagination. They can close their eyes and see black holes and supernovas. They can stretch imaginary wings and surf the solar winds.
It's the kind of music, one would expect a futuristic Captain Ahab to listen to as he leaned on the viewport of his starship and brooded. It's the kind of music a modern Byron might listen to amongst incense and candles as he drifted into dreams.
Century Seasons is the culmination of Serrie's lifetime of dreaming of the stars and honing his art.
If you'd like, you can hear online samples of Century Seasons at Amazon.com. You can also fine more information about Serrie at his web site, www.vipinfo.com/jonn.
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