Tom Caufield | Deep Cuts from the Moral Wilderness

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Deep Cuts from the Moral Wilderness

by Tom Caufield

Cello, two violins, nylon string guitar and electric bass combine to create instrumental pieces of longing, melancholy, and tragic beauty with a whisper of hope. For fans of Olafur Arnalds, Max Richter and Johann Johannsson.
Genre: Classical: Chamber Music
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1. Warszawa
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2. Fresh Astonishments
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3. Written on the Sky
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4. The Nature of a Heart Is to Yearn
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5. In the Realm of the Senses
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6. The Weakness That Leads to Strength
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Cello, two violins, nylon string guitar and electric bass combine to create instrumental pieces of longing, melancholy, and tragic beauty with a whisper of hope.

Tom Caufield is an American composer and multi-instrumentalist from Michigan, USA, currently living in Los Angeles. He creates contemplative, instrumental pieces with ambient, classical, folk, blues and pop elements. Guitar is usually at the core, but pieces often include cello, violin, bass, piano and electronic. His music has been featured on SiriusXM, syndicated programs Echoes, Hearts of Space and NPR's 'All Things Considered.'

Cellist Judy Kang is the featured solo cellist with Celine Dion, violinist Zachary Paul recently released his debut on Touch Records, and Alicia Spillias performs regularly with the Organic String Quartet.

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Steve Sheppard

Pure quality with a depth of warmtn
There are times when music can bring a little healing into your life, this is one of those times for me, and I have to thank Tom Caufield for creating a wonderful six track release that really hits at soul level and soothes the scrambled mind, this release is called Deep Cuts From the Moral Wilderness.
Warszawa is our opening offering, the string section here narrates a really aged feel to the track. I think this piece might relate to the capital of Poland, but if not it does not matter, we truly have a composition of great quality and one with an incredibly stunning soundtrack of a theme that is so visual and utterly artistic in every way possible.
Caulfield’s guitar has always been an instrument of wonder, he is one of a few guitarists who can actually make it sing as well as talk, and on the track Fresh Astonishments, you have a perfect example of the master musical narrator in total symbiosis with the multi instrumental nature of this arrangement, one that has a wonderful sense of the classical about its construction, perfectly balanced with the acoustic energies of the piece.
As we glide toward the mid-section of the release, we come across a short form composition entitled Written On The Sky. In less than two minutes Caufield and team manifest something so moving and emotive; the guitar and strings strike a simple perfection that is so telling.
There is always a moment when the heart skips and you hear notes played from an oasis of brilliance, this can be commonly interpreted as my favourite piece, it is The Nature Of A Heart Is To Yearn. Caufield has such a depth to his playing here that it would be hard to equal, he has a unique style that paints a level of musical sensitivity that is unrivalled. Here on this very composition we see the magical hand of musical genius play out, on a bed of sublime tone and precision, accompanied by a natural state of ambience that is utterly blissful.
The penultimate offering is called In The Realm Of The Senses, here we are gifted a track that has a slow and deep energy about its build and construction. The strings add a dimension to a performance that is already extremely appealing, but Caulfield’s artistic performance on guitar is a guiding hand on the tiller of genius.
We find ourselves at the end of the album, and as we reach this final moment of musical pleasure, we come across a piece called The Weakness That Leads To Strength. The Cello and guitar give birth to a piece that rises from the chamber of its desires and sings to a new and brave world. This is a wonderfully uplifting ending to what has been a beautiful and incredibly crafted performance overall.
Deep Cuts Form the Moral Wilderness is an album of pure quality, forged with a precise natural intention of a desire to explore the realities and sense that we reside within. It is an album that will create a depth of warmth within your heart, and allow you the room to create your own sense of peace and tranquillity; Deep Cuts from the Moral Wilderness is a release of absolute class and musical distinction and thoroughly recommended.
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