Boomkat Product Review:
Australian pianist Grace Ferguson blurs distinctions of composition/improvisation with a beautifully expressive grasp of quiet/loud dynamics in her debut album for Melbourne’s Music Company
“Sensuous and vivid this series of warrens are elliptical breaths that lead the body with anticipation. In her words, Grace plays “without inhibition or apology for what resulted from this lack of inhibition.” In doing so, she creates a panorama where nuance is felt in the flaws of motion.
Repetition and layering renders new and unfettered meaning in the space between notes, the silences that punctuate listening. Composition and improvisation are integrated, as the acoustic piano is at once vast and intimate. This elemental album moves through cyclic states, untethered to a particular time or place.
Introspective and longing, Voler is a chase, beyond hesitation and weight, to flight and its speed.”