ALBUM REVIEW: Steve Luck – Be Curious | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 24.11.23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Luck’s Be Curious is an invitation to enter into isolated atmospheric landscapes and saturated emotional states. Most of the 12 tracks on the Newcastle-based contemporary classical pianist and composer’s album are less than three minutes long, but it doesn’t feel restless or discordant – most of the tracks feature undulating piano chords and sloping melodies that bleed into each other.

Blue Dot is a personal favourite and despite more upbeat tracks like Smile and Equinox, the album is overwhelmingly melancholic and sentimental. I listened to Be Curious whilst Storm Babet raged outside and it formed a perfect backdrop. But even better, you can see Steve Luck perform for free in his studio at 36 Lime Street in Newcastle on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November.  

 

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