In Sterio – Awake

sterioAwake: Performed by In Sterio.

Awake
Purple Tide at Dawn
Absolution
Blue 
Crinkled Moon
Solitude

Serenity
Synchroneity
Glow of Gotham
Finding Love
Playtime
Red Planets
Flamenco Flames
Tharkabhushanam

This sophomore album from In Sterio, the pop-fusion flute duo, is quite a feast for the ears as well as the eyes. Collaborating with visual artist Jerry Peel, they have created a CD/DVD that combines animated art with musical tracks written by Erica Peel and Jason Sudduth.

The packaging for this CD, which is quite striking in and of itself, holds both a CD (if you’d just like to listen) and a DVD, which contains the music combined with the animated visual art. The art coordinates very well with the musical tracks, and each serves to complement the other. The liner notes feature examples of the visual art that is associated with each piece on the recording.

Erica Peel and Shivhan Dohse both give masterful performances. Their playing is expressive, colorful, and enchanting, and they make it sound effortless.  The combination of visual art and music makes this flute album a truly unique experience that engages the senses.

Learn more about In Sterio at their website, www.insterio.com.

This review was originally published in the December 2013 issue of The Flute View magazine. Subscribe here!

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