“Ripples On The Surface” follows the first volume of “Organic Music Tapes” (Discrepant / Sucata Tapes), a series in which the musician will be trying different approaches to the piano, aiming for a more organic process of creating music. Not that his music needed more heart, but we find it admirable that he keeps pushing boundaries and attempts grandiosity with a piece like “Sunflowers”.
It is nothing short of mind-blowing, and much of what comes after seems to acknowledge that. The next three tracks – “Red Pine”, “Blossoms” and “The Time Binder”, with an “Interlude” in the middle – are more calm, relaxing, inviting you to come down from the peak reached with “Sunflowers”. This subtle descent into reality is a part of the same whole. For that reason also, “Ripples On The Surface” is Tiago Sousa‘s most accomplished record to date.