Cynthia Hart, |
Let Me Make the Music in Your Life
I am not well versed with artists from the new age/lounge act genre, but that is the best I can categorize the music of Cynthia Hart. The lyrics are generally new age in nature. The music and singing style definitely conjure up images of a lounge or dark restaurant setting. Cynthia's vocals have a warbling quality that I've heard in a few other artists. She has a pretty voice when she stays in her somewhat limited range. (Personal recommendation to Cynthia: avoid the high notes).
Let Me Make Music in Your Life contains eight original tracks and one cover for a total playing time of 48.5 minutes. The CD starts with "Lemurian Dreamer." Lemuria is the "land imagination forgot," and Dreamer is a character from this land. Dreamer states, "You know that you create your own reality. And now you know when you dream you'll have help from me." What a sweet sentiment.
I like how the music starts out on "Atlantis." It is reminiscent of a Celtic jig. Cynthia sings about when she lived in Atlantis, a joyful place. It was a time of achievement and careless living. When the ocean claimed Atlantis, survivors traveled across the seas and merged with other peoples. All of us now have Atlantis ancestry in our blood. I find myself wondering if Cynthia really believes this interesting theory, or is it simply a song?
Cynthia is backed on Let Me Make Music in Your Life by numerous musicians, including Stan Henley (percussion, flute, clarinet, synths, bass guitar, background vocals), Sheri Henley (background vocals), Rod Henley (piano, strings, brass), Bill Hatcher (guitar, harmonica, organ bass, various ethnic instruments), Bob Bevins (saxophone), Jim Boling (flugelhorn, keyboards, strings, horns), Michael Spivey (electric guitar) and Shea Henley (percussion).
Her bio sheet states that she was part of the Southern pop rock band Dreamer, which apparently opened for the Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Aerosmith and Tina Turner back in the day. Cynthia has her own website with more info as well as samples from the CD. In regards to Let Me Make Music in Your Life, if I was listening to her in a restaurant or lounge I would think she was pretty decent, but I would not be inclined to buy her CD. Perhaps you will find her music more enticing.