I CAN FEEL THE HEAT CLOSING IN
Ruben Garcia softly touches the black and white keys of his pianos like a river into an ocean of stillness. Drifting melodies, single notes falling like raindrops off a branch after a storm and far away echoes, courtesy of Jeff Pearce and Steve Caton, bring the listener into an ever deepening realm of dream and being. Named after a title by Harold Budd, "I Can Feel The Heat Closing In," is a masterpiece of quiet and reflective music for within. Following in the footsteps of Budd, Garcia has become a master at bringing one into the present moment. Deeply calming, Ruben's music offers a bridge of exploration one can follow in any direction. Equally pleasurable for an inner journey, it also heightens apprecieation for the world around us, of which it sparingly borrows certain sounds: a touch of a storm, a lonely birdsong and a slow wave occassionally adorn a musical phrase. An artist of great sensibility, yet untamed, Garcia also gives us one wild and raunchy track, a refreshing practice he has maintained through all his albums. "The Men Are Fighting" evokes the edge one needs to have in order to preserve their softness.
Check out the artist's website:
1. I Can Feel The Heat closing In
2. Like The Hand Of A Mechanical Wizard
3. Wednesday Morning
4. I Looked Back And Danced Again With Her Eyes
5. La Vida Dulce
6. Drifting Into Solitude
7. The Men Are Fighting
8. 90 Degrees At 7 a.m.