Ascending Moon is an atmospheric and melodic, neoclassical solo piano composition from Brian Kelly’s upcoming fifth album. It’s infused with magic, mystery and the ineluctable lure of luminescence. Promotional efforts will build on the cumulative success of other single releases from this album, which have received awards from the Indie Music Channel Awards and the Global Music Awards, and a nomination from the Hollywood Music and Media Awards. Brian has a U.S. concert tour scheduled for 2022.
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“Ascending Moon” review by Steve Sheppard Music Reviews
A wonderful weave of musical patterns chords and structures, can be found on this brand new single by Brian Kelly entitled Ascending Moon. When I heard the first few bars of this new release I was stunned and also elated to listen to what in my view, is without doubt, the best composition I have ever heard from the artist.
This is the exciting mix of ambient and new age styles I had longed to hear, a mix of Michael Harrison meets Harold Budd, in what has to be one of the most crafted, colourful and memorable solo piano single offerings for many, many years, its pace and tempo, the sparkling resonance of the arrangement, all of this and more, went to make up a glourious offering indeed, and one I truly acknowledge for its pure class.
“Ascending Moon” review by Kathy Parsons / MainlyPiano.com
Ascending Moon is the second single I’ve reviewed from pianist/composer Brian Kelly‘s upcoming fifth album. If the two singles are any indication, that album is going to be incredible! The first single, “Wings Over Water” has already won several awards including “Best Classical Song” and “Best Classical Songwriter” at the 2021 Indie Music Channel Awards (Brian’s sixth award from them) as well as a Silver Medal at the 2021 Global Music Awards (Brian’s sixth Silver Medal from them). I wouldn’t expect any less from “Ascending Moon,” a buoyant, shimmering and very dramatic piano solo that clearly demonstrates Brian’s magical and very expressive touch on the piano keys. Contemporary classical in styling, anyone who loves beautiful piano music should check this one out! I can’t wait to hear it live when Brian plays in my house concert series in 2022! Sheet music will be available soon.
Ascending Moon is available digitally from Amazon and Apple Music/iTunes as well as streaming sites such as SoundCloud and Spotify. I give it my highest recommendation!
Brian Kelly – piano
Gary Mankin – recording & mixing
All music composed, performed, and produced by Brian Kelly
© 2021 Brian Kelly
Release Date: Dec. 31, 2021
Label: Skylight Music
Catalog #: 3008
Genres: Neoclassical, New Age, Solo Instrumental