Blue Landscapes III: Frontiers
Robert Thies & Damjan Krajacic
Music that is heartfelt, comforting, reflective, ethereal, evocative, otherworldly.
Robert Thies - Piano
Damjan Krajacic - Flute
Produced by Damjan Krajacic & Robert Thies
"It’s authenticity, musically, and otherwise. Blue Landscapes II: Discoveries is without question the best New Age album I’ve heard this year. Thoughtful, moving, healing, graceful, elegant, beautiful, provocative... profoundly compelling improvised musical conversation."
~ Dyan Garris, New Age CD, June 12, 2017
"I love this album. I really love it. I have played it over five times and each time it reveals something new to me, always something enjoyable. It's one of the best albums I've heard in the last year, and quite possibly the last few years. While this is obviously improvisational, like all great improvisations, the music has a distinct organic aspect. The music on the album is serene, contemplative, occasionally haunting. You will want to return to these ’landscapes’ time and time again, always hearing something new, a wrinkle previously undetected. Evaluating this album for review has been one of the most fulfilling and enjoyable listens I have had in a long time."
~ Bill Binkelman, Zone Music Reporter, January 24, 2017
"…a sonic experience that will keep your ears on edge at all times. It’s clear that there are no ‘pigeonholes’ that fit what Robert and Damjan are creating here…without doubt, one of the best examples of the creative process I’ve listened to in 2017. I give Robert and Damjan my MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99 for this award-worthy album."
~ Dick Metcalf, Contemporary Fusion Reviews, June 26, 2017
"…a duo that is in total sync spiritually and emotionally…a great listening experience…an engaging journey for my mind, body and spirit. Blue Landscapes II: Discoveries is another doorway to tranquility created by two talented artists."
~ Keith “Muzikman” Hannaleck, New Age Music Reviews, June 28, 2017
"Krajacic and Thies have created music that forefronts beauty, openness, and simplicity and that they rightly claim will ‘quiet the mind and nurture the soul’ seems to me an inspired act of wisdom and humility."
~ Debra Penberthy, Colorado Boulevard, November 18, 2016
"With artists of this caliber, the music rises above any specific genres as a unique work of art. Blue Landscapes II: Discoveries is an album that should be really listened to a number of times for a full appreciation of the beauty of the music."
~ ~Kathy Parsons, Mainly Piano, July 4, 2017
"The duo employ melodic improvisation to create blissfully serene soundscapes, as the pieces subtly fluctuate between atmospheric passages and minimalist contemporary instrumental tunes. Gently shifting from the deeply serene to the lightly joyful throughout, Blue Landscapes II frequently evokes the pristine beauty of nature and changing seasons. Never bombastic or overwhelming, the duo inject just enough space between the notes of these gently understated compositions, which are often freeform and flowing yet cohesive and melodic… a highly impressive album."
~ Candice Michelle, Journeyscapes, July 5, 2017
"I find the music sonically elegant, on the quiet side, wonderfully recorded, soulful, enchanting and meditative. As well, it sounds excellent, with superb musicianship, really a classic."
~ Chuck Wild, composer of Liquid Mind Music