MP3 Todd Banks - Landscapes
Soothing ambient piano solos.
12 MP3 Songs
NEW AGE: Ambient, EASY LISTENING: Mood Music
Landscapes is the first piano release from Todd Banks, who has experienced a wide variety of musical styles as a performer and a writer. He began his classical training on piano at eight years old in the Chicago area. After several years, Todd also added bass, guitar and began writing lyrics.
While attending Purdue University in 1985, he formed Psychic Warrior and had his first independent release "Airy-ell". After graduation, Todd moved to Los Angeles where he formed, performed, and recorded in numerous bands including The Black Watch, Eskimo / Dr. Dream records.
After several years on the club circuit, Todd returned to his roots, piano. In 2002, he released "Landscapes", a collection of twelve piano solos. Ranging from quiet and peaceful to energetic and dramatic, Landscapes conveys a positive message of hope. Stirring and moving, the songs draw the listener in with their calm imagery. This collection was mastered in 2002 after the success of Dreamscapes, a collection of piano solos released in 2000.
The album opens with Cottage Mists with a warm, old world, simpler, feel. Meadows is a slow meditative piece, which calms the listener. Landscapes, War, and Coming Home are melodic and memorable while Climb the Mountain, Storm, and Canter through the Woods are upbeat and energizing. Flying in our Dreams transports the listener with a slow dramatic beginning that builds in energy and passion. Sunset finishes the album with a soothing, mellow peace.
The album will leave you refreshed and peaceful. Enjoy.
Other titles by this artist: Dreamscapes, Spirit Walk, and Lifescapes.