In fact surprisingly I kinda Iike it. At least Hex 8 maybe a Hex 9
Itís virtually an instrumental keyboard album (apart from the weakest track Sweetest Dreams where itís a slocky pop ballad by a female vocalist and a short snippet of twinkle twinkle little star at the beginning)
Itís basically a tone down, less flashy/extravagant version of Rick Wakeman 70ís album crossed with late period Hackett (the pseudo middle eastern influence and usage of strings accompaniment). More focus on atmosphere than virtuosity. Surprisingly the keyboard tones are tasteful (Iím annoyed with Yes quest) and itís work as reasonable background music and doesnít sound embarrassing to listen to
The 9-11 explicit reference is basically from sampling a few phone calls during the event for dramatic effect in a single track and perhaps a jazzy piano section representing NYC prior to the event.
However for the most part it doesnít really matter and he used the emotional feelings created from the event to inspire the music rather than creating music to explicitly describe the event.
The fact that itís instrumental music and the abstract nature of that genre prevented any sort of bad taste coverage of the event and in fact you can project whatever meaning you want over the work.
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