February 18, 2020
By: Julia P
'Deeper Imaginings' is a recent instrumental album shared by artists Paul Adams and Elizabeth Geyer. Paul, an American, Elizabeth, an Australian, combined their creative powers to create a sound that helps everyone find peace. Already racking up over 104 million streams on Pandora, Paul Adams finds himself synthesizing contemporary encouragement for many listeners to find a safe space. His album begins with "Endless Horizon", which makes use of what seems to be the end-blown flute to create an airy and reflective sound. Listeners feel in tune while listening to "Endless Horizon", and again when listening to the album's second track "The Unfolding". Both songs make us feel very much at peace. It's a difficult task, an instrumental artist, to ensure that impressions of peace and tranquillity are expressed when creating a softer and more mellow sound. "Acceptance" is the next track and this one offers a higher sense of calamity. "Acceptance" integrates a delicate piano sound. Wind instrumentals play a pivotal role within this instrumental track and ensure the soothing melody maintains itself throughout the entirety of the song. The equanimity continues with "New Morning", a track that gives a refreshed sense of power. "New Morning" truly is the right kind of song for the morning. It offers rejuvenating energy to begin the day. We see a similar integration of piano within this track, which appears so delicately and with a fine richness. "Essence & Flow" has that same richness, but it comes in both the form of piano and harp. This is the kind of track that is almost sedative in nature--it brings together a variety of instrumental sounds in order to serenade listeners with a posied and ethereal feel. Once you're about halfway through "Essence & Flow", you'll begin to hear such a soft integration of vocal soundings.
"Allowing" and "Still Meadows" are the next two tracks. These songs are great ones to listen to during breathing exercises or mid-day meditation. "Still Meadows" is one of our favorite instrumental tracks from “Deeper Imaginings" due to its amiable persona. There seems to be almost a heavier flow of prominent banjo sounds that add diversity to this song. The album continues to amaze with the song, “Awakening". This track is best fitted for a safe and warming environment because the song inspires personal reflection. "All That I Am" continues the personal journey through "Deeper Imaginings". This song suggests a thoughtful and fun environment through a persistent melody. Music fans are deep into the rhythm when they are exposed to silky and thought-provoking spoken-voice vocals followed by trumpets. As we listen to the next track this album offers, "Evening", we're brought back to similarities from the first two tracks on the album. These are comforting sounds. Nevertheless, once we get into the final track on the album, "Hope for the Game", we notice similarities it shares with "All That I Am". The perfect way to end this album, to say the least.
All in all, we find that Paul Adams and Elizabeth Geyer's album is full of inspiration. This corroboration creates an opportunity for reflection, rejuvenation, or even possibly a time of rest. That's the power that both Paul Adams and Elizabeth Geyer share when curating these instrumental sounds. We get more than just a string of instruments blended together--we get methodical vibrations that allow the humanity in us to surface. The clear effort and contribution to "Deeper Imaginings" are absolutely stunning, and we hope to hear more of these melodic and harmonious soundings from these two professionals in the near future.
Listen to 'Deeper Imaginings' here.