Release Date: October 6, 2023
Lynn Tredeau's latest release, Many Branches, serves as a reflection of
herself through the music. It is her ninth proper studio album.
If you happen to be looking for "Sunshine Tomorrow," you will likely find the orchestration of the keys on Lynn's piano. That track is one of twelve that will set you at ease and let the day slip away into the night.
For some of us, it isn't easy to clear our minds, put the day behind us, and find complete enjoyment after punching the clock. Because we can be so busy with work, we may have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep to get needed rest. What is there to turn to find that release point and re-energize?
As you get into a comfortable space in your home and position yourself for optimal relaxation, the music encourages you to do what you need to absorb it fully. An artist's stream of consciousness is entirely different from everyday folks. As they follow their hearts and spirits, the music is created and performed, and then, after many months in the recording studio, comes the addition of other instruments; however, in this case, that was unnecessary. It is Lynn and her piano alone. Then, the final mastering. A process I cannot comprehend. I do appreciate what each artist goes through to bring such grace and beauty. Lynn has done that consistently over the years.
I did notice a particular atmosphere running through each track. Every track has a purposeful pace and mood. I heard a sadness that was hard to define (it was a mirror of my soul at the time). The tracks sound like love songs to me, but they come filled with color and ambiance that radiate hope, which, in the end, removes that feeling of sadness I felt while listening. While all that was true, I felt everything I heard was beautiful.
The one thing a listener needs to remember is that music is perceived differently by everyone. Also, their current life situation might feel like a "Carousel' of emotions and as if something emerged from the "Shadows." Still, there is always "Morning's Promise" right around the corner when the sun rises again.
When "Technicolor Blanket" started, I noticed an immediate change in the energy of the music and how my senses perceived it. The track has a more upbeat pace and shade to it. It's like a smile that begins on the inside and then shows on the outside.
The best way to express my feelings regarding this music was to use the track titles interspersed with words and emotions. And, after all, isn't that what this is all about? Music is emotion in its absolute and honest form. If you listen closely enough, you feel the heart and soul of the artist in every note. And that my music-loving friends are our gifts to treasure.
Stop and listen to the Many Branches on Lynn Tredeau's music tree. It will take root and grow as soon as you start listening.
Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck-NAMR Founder
September 19, 2023
01. Room with a View 2:51
02. Sunshine Tomorrow 2:52
03. On a Distant Hill 3:38
04. Sail Away 3:10
05. Moon Jellies 2:59
06. Desert Rain 4:25
07. Envisaging 3:47
08 .Ilunabarra 2:46
09. Carousel 3:14
10. Shadows 2:57
11. Technicolor Blanket 3:06
12. Morning's Promise 4:19