Sensuous Chill - Yanni
- Genre: World
- Release Date: 2016-01-15
- Explicitness: notExplicit
- Country: USA
- Track Count: 18
- ℗ 2016 Yanniworks, Inc., under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment
Sensuous Chill - Yanni Tracks
Sensuous Chill - Yanni User Reviews
Yanni's Sensuous Chill is wonderful. Yanni still has it!
By Cowgirl at Heart2
I'm one of his older fans and I didn't think I would like this but I listened to it online and fell in love with it. It goes to show that Yanni is still expanding in his musical career. Keep it up Yanni. Many of us still love you.
By Mohammad Hakimi
Yanni For Ever
What I love about Yanni is his ability to forge a creative musical path and create songs with great melodies that are encased in layers of unique instrument sounds. An excellent example on this album is the track, Rapture. Here Yanni takes us on a pleasing journey where a very tasteful piano part is surrounded at times by raw pulsating electronica. Through Rapture, Yanni has crafted an odd mix of sounds and vocals designed to take you on an interesting musical journey. The entire album is darn good! The song Rapture is darn GREAT!!! I've learned that the real enjoyment of Yanni's music can be found in the layers of sounds that make up the music. On the surface his music is great. Listening below the surface you will find that Yanni's music is genius.
Sensuous Chill by Yanni
By Shirleya me
Beautiful music. Thank you.
Review from Journeyscapes Radio
“Sensuous Chill” is the eighteenth studio album from internationally-acclaimed and top-selling new age/contemporary instrumental composer Yanni. A lengthy album clocking in at seventy-eight minutes, its seventeen compositions are largely structured around electronic orchestration and programmed beats that lend a distinctive dance/club vibe throughout. Nevertheless, there’s certainly no shortage of acoustic and world instruments skillfully interwoven among the more synthetic textures. And interestingly enough, many of the melodies actually bear similar hallmarks to some of Yanni’s earlier works.
The sultry and summery “Thirst for Life” opens with a signature Yanni piano-motif. It is soon accompanied by wordless vocals, synthesized elements and a sprinkling of classical guitar atop a bass-laden groove. Infectious and upbeat, the festive mood continues on “Rapture” – kicking things up a notch with its chill-trance rhythm and soulful vocal snippets. Sparkling chimes, layered electronics and digitized elements add colorful energy to this lively, danceable number – all while retaining a semblance of sophistication and elegance. I’m especially fond of “Drive”, another groovalicious track that brings to mind images of the Mediterranean Sea – perhaps while driving along the coastline on a summer afternoon. It’s among the album’s finest examples that showcase Yanni’s inherent knack of weaving exotic themes and atmospheres into modern contemporary arrangements. Continuing in this mode is the likewise enjoyable “What You Get”, which incorporates otherworldly male vocals into a full and complex arrangement consisting of lush piano, flowing guitar and a steady, sultry groove. Another one of my favorite pieces is “1001” (an allusion to the book, “One Thousand and One Nights”). This composition (along with “Our Days”, “Dance for Me” and others) is spicily enhanced with Arabic flavors seasoned upon middle-eastern and electronic percussion. Yanni is particularly skilled at incorporating these elements into his soundscapes and imbuing them with an aura of enchantment and mystery – as such compositions seem to convey that of being on a magical carpet ride along a starry sky while gazing down upon an ancient and mythical city. “Orchid” is another worldbeat highlight which features an Asiatic chant along with Chinese instruments and flutes. The complexities of this song combined with the profound beauty and catchiness of its melody bears further testament to Yanni’s musical genius. Soulful female vocals lend touches of R&B and smooth jazz to a few of the compositions – including on “The Keeper”, “Seeing You Around”, “A Little Too Late” and “Test of Time – and although they steer these parts of the album in a more mainstream direction, their contributions are melodically enjoyable and professionally executed. Closing out the album is the sensual “I’m So”, a song that was also featured on Yanni’s 2011 release, “Truth of Touch”. I loved the piece then and it’s certainly fitting here – with its gorgeous piano melody and addictive rhythm perfectly concluding the album.
Although longtime Yanni fans are sure to have varying opinions regarding this album, “Sensuous Chill” arguably has the potential to bring new listeners into the fold. All of Yanni’s signature-motifs are present – especially his uniquely outstanding piano-centric melodies – while several of the compositions lingered in my mind just after a couple of listens. Much dedicated effort was put into this recording, with its complex arrangements spanning styles of electronica, worldbeat, dance-pop, neoclassical and new age piano music. Proving without a doubt that there is simply just one Yanni, “Sensuous Chill” is a soulfully-stirring album of ecstatic dance and global celebration!
No negativity here
This is yet another beautiful set of instrumentals intertwined with stunning vocals. The one that stands out is Chloe. It's great all around!!
Yanni you are the best!!
I love this new twist in his music! I just attended his concert this past weekend. Let me say he had everyone wiggling in their seats dancing. I love that he is trying new sounds and being experimental. It is part of being a true artist. He is also targeting a younger demographic with these new sounds. I love you Yanni!!!
New and Good but Not Great
We bought this after seeing Yanni and Orchestra at the Mayo PAC in Morristown. As always, this is a great place to enjoy a great orchestra. Sensuous Chill is a new age for Yanni as it is more to the techno side. The reason to reference the orchestra above is that there is a greater vibrance to the music that is created by the orchestra. This recording is to a great degree music created by electronic keyboards. No less passion on the part of the performer but it’s missing something that resonates in the orchestra music. We’re kinda hoping this was a venture and things will return to more mainstream Yanni in the future.
By Persian People
Thank you yanni
Yanni's music is insperatonal very original and highly functional on many lvl's to say the album is "LONG" is missing the point i beleave in the ability his music has to be emotionally and spiritually benificial as i find nearly all of his music to be. so my opion is exactly that but i hope and think many others will see my point. i LOVE HIS STUFF AND for good reason.