Song review of "SERA" from Radioairplay
“"SERA"Combining a mature sense of melody and an excellent grasp of dynamic control, Karen Salicath Jamali has written a beautifully poignant and undeniably elegant composition that immerses the listener in a blanket of emotion and sentiment, "Sera" is a confidently written piece of music that captures the heart and soul the new classical genre perfectly. Strongest Points: The dynamic control on display here is exceptional, perfectly capturing the nuance of the piano whilst retaining its undeniable rich tone. The contrast in dynamics obviously works to strengthen the composition's strong sense of melody and embellishes the various themes and motifs that weave in and out of one another with both delicacy and intricacy. "SERA" is a song that embodies the word "atmosphere", the listener is immersed from start to finish and is always kept carefully engaged throughout. ” - Andre is a freelance session musician, composer, and sound engineer based in the U.K. working for RadioAir Play Song review.
"SERA" Song Review from Radioairplay
Aurora Song review from Radioairplay by Jon Wright
Channeling sheer musicality and dynamic expression, Karen Salicath Jamali's Aurora is an intensely dramatic and fully immersive piano composition that will leave listeners pining for the world they've glimpsed inside this sound. Jamali's touch and tone at the keys is hypnotic, drawing listeners in and rooting them in place as the smallest repetitions and variations become a cataclysmically engaging dramatic narrative - rife with development and surprise.
Karen Salicath Jamali has a one-of-a-kind relationship with the piano - and while her story of injury and musicality is impressive, her talent and skill are evident within this recording alone. To create such a depth of emotion and expand upon it with this level of competence and passion is amazing, and for the duration of the 14:33 run time, never once did it cease to be a grippingly emotional and deeply meditative experience. To call it a gift would be understatement.
For the casual classical piano fan, Jamali's Aurora fits the bill well - providing much in the way of musical relaxation and immersion. For the more discerning ears, Aurora is a world unto itself - so full of depth and development it practically demands to be played on repeat in order to glean the fullness of what it has to offer. Thank you so very much for submitting this work! - Jon W.
Artist target suggestions:
Brian Crane, Claude Debussy, Franz Schubert, Joep Beving, Max Richter, Dustin O' Halloran, Bruce Brubaker, Goldmund, Olafur Arnalds, Philip Glass
About the Reviewer:
Jon Wright is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and music educator with nearly twenty years of experience in the field. Working with musicians and their individual sounds is his passion and profession, and he strives to interact with and understand every aspect of the production process - from theory and songwriting to recording and mastering. He continues to teach students of all ages and is currently collaborating with artists in a wide variety of genres
From Radio Airplay https://www.jango.com/music/Karen+Salicath+Jamali .