Jamsphere reviewed Sakis Gouzonis' 7th studio album, Golden Heart.
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Sakis Gouzonis: Golden Heart gets into your very soul and enriches it
Album Review by Rick Jamm
Journalist for Jamsphere
Texas, United States of America
Monday, 10 November 2014
Golden Heart plays almost like a forgotten soundtrack to a movie
Sakis Gouzonis, more often referred to as Sakis, is a multi-award-winning Greek composer, orchestrator, arranger, producer and performer of electronic music. His electronic music is based on the idea of taking the listener on a journey full of emotions, giving the listener a whole new experience. In addition, his electronic music defies all borders and speaks to people of all nations and cultures in a unique and powerful way.
Over the last seven years, without having any assistance from record labels, Sakis Gouzonis has released 7 successful studio albums, he has won a total of 7 international music awards and 3 international distinctions, and he has gained more than 550,000 fans in 220 countries and territories.
On 14 July 2014, Sakis Gouzonis released his 7th studio album titled Golden Heart MP3 format. The album contains ten original tracks of electronic and cinematic music. All music tracks were composed, orchestrated, performed, recorded, mixed and mastered by Sakis Gouzonis in his recording studio located in Elassona, Greece.
I found Golden Heart to be highly enjoyable, profoundly moving and emotionally stirring. Sakis has always the ability to make music sing; to take us on a musical journey that crescendos, then recedes, bending and pulsing as it fills the heart, even more than the mind.
This music defies physics: time altogether seems to pass by slowly, but not dull. Far from it: every second is enjoyable! From the warm, celestial and uplifting textures of the opening The Power Of Your Love to the soothing, blissful and melodic More Than Words Can Say, and the rhythmic clockwork of You Are My Strength, as I listen to this music, I truly feel as if I'm floating through atmospheres, dancing among the stars, and watching a divine interplay among the heavens.
Sakis Gouzonis' approach to electronically composed music is refreshing; given the rather stagnant nature such music has been in: either contemporary composers are selling us watered-down music in the traditional vein, or we're being exposed to unnecessary technological avant-garde hybrids. It's nice to hear some music by a gentleman who hasn't got his head stuck in the clouds.
Golden Heart plays almost like a forgotten soundtrack to a movie, making one wonder why Sakis doesn't do more soundtrack work. Considering the success of his countryman and legendary peer, Vangelis, the possibilities seem endless for a similar talent.
Overall the music on Golden Heart is crisp, ever changing, thoughtful and a delight to listen to. It has grand and rousing sections, as well as sublime and profound passages. This is what music is supposed to be; Sakis Gouzonis gets into your very soul and enriches it!
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