Composed and recorded by [ Martha Otero ].
The Words Unsaid is for me a way to close a chapter. I made the songs in different moments of my life and they all contain different emotions that together talk about a road I went through that now I’m leaving behind in order to move on.
Mexican outfit [ Lunae Lumen ] piano skills leaves contemporary-classic / Mod-classical fans breathless with its second effort “The Words Unsaid”. [ Lunae Lumen ] also known as Martha Otero a young and vibrant pianist from Zacatecas, Mexico returns after nearly 4 years with yet another successful attempt in crafting an astounding set of movements with her latest EP. While critics offers brilliant praises on Martha’s releases, let it be “Catch-22” Demo, released while back in September 2011 or the newest EP “The Words Unsaid” for that matter, Martha’s focus is aimed directly at crushingly plaintive piano / viola melodies and subtle/organic textures with an emphasis on delicate sound and fragile tunes that reminds you of a cold winter, being wrapped up with a thick blanket sitting by the fire place in a warm and cozy atmospheres while its -4 degrees outside.
But that’s not the best part though, what’s even greater about “The Words Unsaid” is that the EP, in its quarter an hour mark, tend to take listeners all the way back to classical root. And although I have to admit that “The Words Unsaid” is not typically classical music’s but more of a derivative of classical tunes, bagged with mod-classical / contemporary-classic outfits, the sound in its perfect fluidity make listeners think of the whole concept of classical aliases dated decades and centuries ago. Piano, being the core musical instrument employed predominantly in classical atmospheres for solo acts and ensemble performances, its versatility and ubiquity have made it one of the world's most familiar musical instruments which hold the unique power to dwell between joyful state and melancholy sadness (tristesse).
The Italian musical terms piano and forte indicate "soft" and "loud" respectively in this context referring to the variations in volume produced in response to a pianist's touch on the keys: the greater the velocity of a key press, the greater the force of the hammer hitting the strings, and the louder the sound of the note produced. That in mind, the adaptation of Martha in general is particularly soft in most cases thus driving her listeners more towards a nostalgic ground which causes one to re-live unforgettable moments that’s been filed at the back of the brain and which in many instances are unattainable if it’s not for the sound and the vibrations portrait by the composer.
In a nutshell, this new EP is relatively a short play and I don’t know if this is a trend Martha tend to follow considering the previous demo “Catch-22” which ticks around 7 minutes in total duration but if that’s the case then I would say bad approach because the music is undoubtedly brilliant and leaves us, listeners craving for more. The room for exploration is there and Martha could very well adapt this to her advantage. That in mind… bottom line is, whether or not you’ll enjoy this new release depend entirely on your reaction to piano driven music as a whole. If you ask me, personally piano is one of my favourite musical instruments. TSS readers as well as followers can confirm that, whenever I come across a new moniker with piano being the core foundation of the sound, I simply go overboard on the praising side. But that’s not just because I am indeed a major piano fan though. In many cases piano sound always have a tendency to draw me to a point where I found myself waiting for something and even though I am not completely aware of what I am waiting for exactly, I simply feel the need to hang there in the hope of finding that something through the sound and to conclude [ Lunae Lumen ] once again has cornered me to that specific spot. I sincerely hope to hear a full length album from [ Lunae Lumen ] real soon. __[CUT COMMON REVIEW].