The title track turns composer and musician Glenn Naftchi into a one-man barbershop quartet with a strange, electrified harmony that gradually shifts into a polyphonic chant-like sound.
Sovereign Vibrations is a strikingly original CD with distinctive musical elements. At once primal and post-modern, its minimalism goes to the heart of the music with a diverse, almost surreal sound that often surprises but never fails to intrigue.
Your work has a lot of atmosphere and purely sonic beauty in it…It is well conceived and executed, and I like the colors, harmonic language, emotional content and the shape. The writing contains some interesting and virtuosic passages for individual instruments, somewhat out of the norm of what we see, but I like it. I think that is part of the distinctive flavor and you should continue to explore those ideas.
“Glenn Naftchi has a distinctive musical voice. His music sounds inherently American-at once bluesy, humorous, anxious, melancholic and eclectic. The greatest virtue of his music is its spontaneity, and therein lies its appeal and charm.”
“Glenn Naftchi’s music is the perfect introduction to modern tonalities and rhythm.”