The Acadiana area
is pigeonholed for its Cajun music. In reality many talented
people are creating their own style of music. Fabian
Thibodeaux, a native of Church Point and a USL graduate and employee,
is one of these exciting new musicians. Near
the Edge of Light
is Thibodeaux's first recording. It is a combination of
exceptionally enjoyable new age piano solos.
All of the pieces
except "Star of Wonder (We Three Kings)" were composed by
Thibodeaux. His modernized arrangement of this song is
excellent, unlike most rearranged classics. Accompanied by
simple, yet magical sound effects, the music creates the image of the
glorious sparkling star that the wise men saw on that special night
so long ago.
Two other songs on
the album use special sound effects to paint a picture in the
subconscious of listeners. "Highway Driving" contains
the distant hum of traffic on a busy freeway. "April
Showers" has the calming sound of falling rain in the background.
Thibodeaux's dark emotional playing generates an atmosphere that
allows the listener's thoughts to melt into the music, gradually
becoming one with it. This underlying intellectual quality
appeals to all who love beautiful music.
Look forward to
the summer release of his second album, Dream
of the Dead,
which is strongly influenced by the celebrated artist Kate
Bush. His current release is available in all record stores in
Lafayette and Baton Rouge, except for Musicland.