I am not a music critic so I am unable to use typical vernacular to describe Saga Songs. I am however, an avid fan of new age music and can describe the experience that the music provides. While new age music is a great “catch all” phrase, my description of Kim Madsen’s “Saga Songs” would be “healing music.” This world clearly needs more expressions of relaxation, peacefulness and sounds that are soothing to the senses. Kim achieves these goals and more with “Saga Songs.” Like a symphony, a cd should be an experience; a memorable “ride” with ups and downs driving our emotions here and there. Kim takes us on a ride starting with the track “Tiger.” He demonstrates his talent with the acoustic and electric guitars by producing a light, upbeat tune with the innocence of childhood. “Firefly Night” goes deeper as if the listener is floating in a sweet dream. My favorite tracks are “Remnant” and “No Place For You And Me.” In these two tracks I am driven to the bitter-sweet state of adulthood that has a sadness and beauty at the same time. Such is life. Kim again shows us his diverse talent in “India” on the electric sitar. This track has a slightly more intense groove – another stop on the ride. Congratulations Kim – you have succeeded in creating totally unique and memorable music!
Atlanta, GA USA