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Inspirational!

Instrumental music most definitely has its place, although it is an undeniable niche within the Rock sphere wefaithfully worship. It may never be front and centre, but we all fondly remember at least one or two compositions. Personally, it was 'Jungle Jam' (The Shadows), 'Frankenstein' (The Edgar Winter Group) and 'Sylvia' (Focus) which resonated with me in my musical youth. Admittedly, these were 45rpms(!), but for an entire album to capture and maintain attention, it has to encompass passion, power, prowess and the personality of its composer; if not, it can quickly transform into nonsensical meanderings with little or no substance. Thankfully, 'Healing Touch' is an opus full of striking positives.

Darrel Treece-Birch (Ten, Nth Ascension) has poured his heart and soul into this third solo offering, but unlike 'Celestial'(2008) which was an experimental "toe-in-the-water" album, or 'No More Time' (2016) for which he recruited associates to assist, 'Healing ...' is accredited entirely to the keyboard maestro. Not only does he amaze with his primary expertise, but his guitar, bass and percussion skills are outstanding. In addition, the mixing, producing and mastering of the album, plus the artwork have all been accomplished by the man himself – thus, this really is a talented and devoted musician at work!

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Comparisons will immediately and understandably be drawn to established impresarios like Jean-Michel Jarre, Mike Oldfield and Vangelis. However, this is not some egotistical superstar flexing his over-hyped reputation and bulging bank balance, but an unassuming individual bestowing blood, sweat and tears for our aural pleasure.Of course, instrumental music is open to a myriad of interpretations and that is the beauty of albums like this; whether it be spiritual, metaphysical or physical, we can all extract our own solace which in turn becomes a counterpart to the trials and tribulations we are experiencing.

My interpretation sees this opus in four parts. Firstly, the twelve minute epic 'God's Prescription' and 'From The Mouth' represents the acceptance of, then emancipation from an unbalanced state. Secondly, 'Cast It Out', 'Re-Boot' and 'The Fruits Of The Spirit' illustrate purposeful, translucent progression towards normality. 'The Stand' and 'The Release' epitomize well-being and positivity, whilst 'The Expanse', 'No Fear Here' and 'God's Medicine' evoke self-fulfilment and contemplative curing.

Do not lose this release amongst your colossal collection of albums – place it in your medicine cabinet, then self-prescribe as needed. Inspirational!

Dave Crompton

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