Realm by Clay Joule: Review
“Realm” is a compelling world music track by up-and-coming musician Clay Joule. Partnering with the composition is Tindaro Raffaele, and the outcome is a mix of Scottish folk and the classical genre. The former category pays homage to incredible bagpipe sections and eventually, a piano arrangement arrives with a poetic singer grabbing the mic.
The cinematic thrill of Clay Joule’s “Realm” is its strongest attribute. Apart from the resonant bagpipe pieces, there’s a genuine storytelling mechanic at play here. The song has a sentimental vibe with the singer carrying an emotional grip. When the symphonies and percussion bits enter the horizon, the track’s transcendence takes place. From then on, the height of its flow is felt and it’s a breathtaking moment to undertake. Coming back to the bagpipes, it was a wonderful addition to the melodic algorithm of “Realm.” And after hearing the segments, I feel that they are equally resonant with any other instrument from the woodwind family. If used correctly and with other accompanying rhythm pieces, a song can be quite catchy with the bagpipes at the helm.
Fantasia with a slight touch of drama is present in Clay Joule’s “Realm”. Melodies as such are always exhilarating to follow. You never know what’s gonna happen next, and the degree of creativity is a joy to hear. “Realm” is definitely a powerful piece, and it can allow anyone to grasp the facets of fusion music. Especially those that align with Scottish folk and classical piano.
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Review by: Damien Reid