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by Kori Linae Carothers

Trillium is a collection of instrumental sounds with the piano at its core, telling stories of Kori's experiences in her life.
Genre: New Age: Contemporary Instrumental
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Crystal Fields (feat. Jeff Oster & Eugene Friesen)
5:10 $0.99
2. Blue Ice (feat. Tom Shinness, Jeff Silverman & Corin Nelsen)
4:58 $0.99
3. A Roses Tale (feat. Jeff Oster, Derrik Jordan & Malcolm Dalglish)
4:04 $0.99
4. Midnight (feat. Eugene Friesen & Jeff Oster)
4:36 $0.99
5. Nez Perce (feat. Jeff Silverman & Douglas Spotted Eagle)
6:40 $0.99
6. Tangled Up (feat. David Cullen, Scarlet Rivera, Jeff Haynes, Will Ackerman & T Bone Wolk)
5:06 $0.99
7. Dancing in the Clouds (feat. Jeff Oster, T Bone Wolk, Jeff Haynes, Jeff Silverman & Jim McCarty)
4:13 $0.99
8. Nantucket (feat. David Cullen & T Bone Wolk)
3:17 $0.99
9. The Long View (feat. Will Ackerman)
4:52 $0.99
10. Carpe Diem (feat. Aeone, David Cullen, Will Ackerman, Jeff Haynes, Jim McCarty & Jeff Silverman)
3:56 $0.99
11. 3 Degrees (feat. David Cullen & Jeff Haynes)
4:19 $0.99
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See what people are saying about Trillium:

“Kori Carothers, is without question, a brilliant pianist and composer. What sets her apart however, is the broad range of styles she utilizes so gracefully.”
Will Ackerman - Imaginary Road Studios

“Kori's "Trillium" project is a brilliant coalescence of acoustic and electronic music that carries the listener through an array of cinematic imageries to pure dancing in the aisles.”
Corin Nelsen - Imaginary Road Studios

“Her third album, Trillium is a breath of fresh air, taking modern instrumental music out of the office and off the phone queue and establishing a high watermark for other artists to follow.”
Wildy Haskel - Wildy's World Reviews

“Trillium is kind of like aromatherapy for the ears. Kori tackles everything from contemporary to Celtic to Native American and does it with panache. Carothers has a winner with this album and I highly recommend it.”
RJ Lannan - Zone Music Reporter

“Orange Pop: Kori Carothers updates new-age sounds. The local musician isn't concerned with labels, just making moving music.”
Kelli Skye Fadroski - Orange County Register

"Your music is beautiful - I happened to listen to the CD during a light rain shower and it blew me away. Wonderful stuff. You're truly a gifted artist"
Pete Havey - Mystic Soundscapes

“If you enjoy the mixture of piano and synth from artists such as Bernward Koch, Ann Sweeten, and others like them, but you’re looking for a tad more drama and passion injected into the music, The Journey will almost certainly delight you.”
Bill Binkleman - Zone Music Reporter



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R J Lannan

Kori Linae Carothers
iRocknNod Records
Variety is the Spice of Life
I can recall reviewing Kori Linae Carothers previous album The Road Less Traveled and feeling like this artist is really going somewhere. Her newest work Trillium proves she has just about arrived. Utilizing her well-developed compositional skills and employing the talents of producer Will Ackerman and the Imaginary Roads Studio Band, Kori along with her piano offers an exceptional album of contemporary music. Her album is not particularly themed around nature as the title suggests, but is a collection of impressions and synopses of life experiences set to music.
Without Kori’s music, I could not imagine a translucent expanse made out of sparkling crystals. Crystal Fields is a beautiful beginning to the album. Scintillating points of light are clearly projected throughout the tune, which features the talents of Eugene Friesen on cello and Jeff Oster on flugel horn accompanying Kori’s memorable score. Beautiful and mesmerizing as crystals can be, we must remember that they can also distort things on occasion, so close examination is a must. After hearing this first tune, I was confident that I would like the rest of what was to come, and I was not disappointed.
I really enjoyed the synthesized tune Blue Ice. There is magic in the blue ice and I for one do not want to know the scientific reasons as to why the ice is blue. I just want to believe that in every snowflake that falls and is compressed into a massive layer of ice, a little bit of blue sky is hidden inside waiting for me to watch it melt in some other lifetime. Kori infuses enchantment into the song with the help of Tom Shinness on bass, Jeff Silverman on drums and programming and Corin Nielsen on chimes.
Nantucket starts out almost like a solemn hymn, but then things change. Life gets brighter, sunnier and the whole scene is propelled by Atlantic breezes with a tang of salt in the air. It’s becomes a song of optimism and joy. To me it sounded like something out of the Dave Grusin/Golden Pond songbook. That’s a good thing. T Bone Wolk adds his talents on bass and accordion on this one.
There is something blatantly sad about the tune Midnight. Oster’s flugel sings a bittersweet opening layered with sound. Kori’s pianissimo reply is somber, yet melodic. It is a song to that magic hour when geniuses create, artists paint and musicians compose. It is the song of the night owl, the free spirit and mad scientists.
Carpe Diem with vocals by Aeone (the resplendent voice on the Mists of Avalon soundtrack) is my album favorite. It has Celtic elements with a haunting melody and nerve tingling drive. Robert B. parker once wrote that you should wake up every morning like your hair is on fire and I for one support his philosophy. It is sometimes annoying to others, but that’s just part of it, isn’t it?
Kori gets as close to smooth jazz as she might dare with the tune 3 Degrees. It is not a song of temperature, but perhaps one of direction. It is a little off center, but that is what makes it interesting. It is tune of tangents and ideas that come full circle.
Trillium is kind of like aromatherapy for the ears. You put it on and it seeps into the pores of your spirit, refreshing you, making you just a little more content. The key word for this album is diversity. Kori tackles everything from contemporary to Celtic to Native American and does it with panache. Carothers has a winner with this album and I highly recommend it.
Rating: Very Good+