The site inactuelles.over-blog.com published a new review from Dionys Della Luceabout the album Simon Songs.
"....The result is
anextremelysurprisingalbumthat connectstender melancholyandupliftingrhythms. The tunesaremelodious, beautiful andcalm.Douwe Eisengaknows to immerse us miraculouslyin atimelessnessthat wecouldforever linger in. Hisminimalism,whichhe himselfdescribes
connectionsbetweenthetitles, playing withvariations
listenerand breathesa recognizablemusical
from these pieces,like somethingelusiveand
mysterious sneaks through the heart ofthisseeminglyobviousmelodies...".
"...Themusic isenchanting.Shebreathesgrace, beauty,isdreamy, exaltedandhas everythingto
pleasehighly.The airysuppleness penetratesdeep intous, makes usshudder.Although each piece
is beautiful, Ipreferthe longer,especiallythe verylongest-No.5-almost sevenminutes.In thatpiece thespellisevendizzying, especially sincethe music ispierced
withthreesilences,so you might think thatthe
piece is overand
over,while the musicthen continuesagain,picking us up and tightening us furher again. Gradually the pieceunfoldslike anendlessandfabulouslabyrinth with the development ofacontinuous
movementwhicheventually chimingsoundslike acallto lose
beautyof the music..."