Sensuous Chill

Sensuous Chill

Yanni

Portrait Records

It would seem a natural fit to set Yanni’s gorgeous piano/keyboard melodies against a backdrop of chilled beats and shuffling rhythms, yet this is the first time it has been done (to my memory)—and done very well. Seventeen tracks that infuse romantic piano melodies (with some subtle world music influences now and then) are mixed with a healthy dose of smooth sensuality, courtesy of midtempo/downtempo beats and a scattering of electronic textures and synth effects. If “Rapture” doesn’t get your mojo working, check for a pulse and then head out on the highway and let “Drive” propel you down the asphalt. Sensuous Chill is all killer, no filler.

June 1, 2016
Reviewed by: 
Bill Binkelman