Jamie Craig – Illumination
According to his biography keyboardist and composer Jamie Craig is influenced by the progressive-rock music of the Seventies. As his idols he cites Jean-Luc Ponty, Ian Anderson, Stanley Clarke, John Lord, Rick Wakeman, Keith Emerson and more. After listening to his albums The Lost Dream (2007) and Illumination (2009) these influences are hard to find.
Illumination is without any doubt meditational New Age music. Craig composed, arranged and performed all tracks of his new album. On the first track Lost & Found he exposes the violin as lead instrument carrying the melody through ups and downs of the spacious sound scape.