I mentioned Neil Gardner's The Sound Within a few postings ago in July. It was something we did at the end of a day in the studio recording an audio-book and as far as I remember, it was done in 'one take', so what you hear is my first instinctive reading of the piece. I think Neil has written something quite amazing and I was thrilled with the finished production. One of my comments at the time of recording was to muse about David Gilmour providing a musical sound-scape behind the words; Purple Planet have done a superb job in my opinion and hit the mood, as I understood it, perfectly.
The Sound Within is reproduced in its entirety below, or you can download it free by following the link at the foot of this most generous and encouraging review.
Audiobook Shorts: The Sound Within - Review by Susan Omand
The story of The Sound Within is a very simple one about a space. A space that just "was" until it encountered sound and light. The sound and light entered the space and measured the space and enjoyed the space. At a very superficial level, that's pretty much the whole story.
That is also very much the "sound" of the story too, with a lulling repetition of simple words and the space, sound and light taking on almost anthropomorphic, childlike qualities as they explore and discover their environment. In fact, on the surface, it felt very much like a childhood bedtime story in a safe and comforting way.
The Sound Within - free download
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