Bryan Perez – Music of… 2

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Album Review by Mark Bayross

Rather confusingly, this second album from Bryan Perez has the same title as his debut. It too is a collection of instrumental, Latin-flavoured tracks, although the mood here is a bit lighter than on the first album.

Perez, as usual, does everything on the album, writing and producing it, and playing all the instruments – acoustic and electric guitars, bass, keyboards and percussion.

While the overall feel is laid-back and jazzy (what record stores call “easy listening”), Perez adds in thematic ingredients to the mix. So we get pan-pipes on WEDDING IN PARAGUAY and castanets and horns on MISTRAL DANCE. I have to admit, images of sun-kissed valleys and picturesque mountain villages make a welcome diversion from the miserable view out of my window, so I would recommend this to anyone seeking a bit of musical escapism.

4 stars