Fans of Nils Frahm, Philip D Zach, and Philip Glass are sure to appreciate the elegantly expressive composition “Raindrop” recently released by Spanish-born Miami, US-based pianist and composer Cinthya Garcia.
I’ve left it as no secret that I’m prone to getting a little teary when faced with a poignantly poised piano melody. It only took a few tentatively paced notes from the piano in the progression before the evocative weight of Raindrop hit me. There’s plenty of use of spatial effect to build the momentum, whilst the rhythm keeps to a steady and seamless progression.
Many pianists may try to orchestrate an evocative sound, yet, it’s clear that in the soundscape of Raindrop, the piano is just an extension of a deftly talented pianist. With the knowledge she has of the instrument combined with her musical vision, Cinthya communicates through melody with no use for words.
You can check out Cinthya Garcia’s latest minimalist neo-classical composition Raindrops via Spotify.
Review by Amelia Vandergast