Tarot for the 21st Century!
Here's part of a review of the album Tarot (by Canadian Composer Réjean Paquin), written by Linda Marson of tarotjourney.com.au
Music from the album Tarot is featured on our NuLife Radio Shows.
You can find Réjean's album and listen to clips of all the tracks here, on Amazon: Tarot Album on Amazon ...and on iTunes: Tarot Album on iTunes
"An exhiliarating musical roller-coaster ride through the Major Arcana is how I would describe Réjean Paquin’s Tarot music. Sound effects and voices are woven into the 22 tracks which are a mixture of styles – from gentle ballads to pop tunes to cinema-style soundtracks. If you want a CD of ‘wallpaper’ music to play in the background at your next dinner party, this is not the CD for you. But if you want a musical interpretation of the energies of the Tarot cards, this is definitely the CD for you. Réjean’s Tarot takes you from the excitement of the Fool to the agonies of Death and the Tower, to the quiet, almost divine state of Judgement and the World, where you know you’ve reached your destination. This is music to listen to over and over again, music that reveals something new at every listening. The journey starts with the Fool. The excitement of the moment when you take that leap of faith at the edge of the cliff is captured in the rhythm of the music and the Houston Space Control countdown – “Ignition sequence start – 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, zero – lift off!”
Excerpt from Linda Marson's interview with composer Réjean Paquin:
"LM: Last but not least – the cover! What’s the significance of the metal nut? This is a very different sort of image for Tarot – not at all ‘new age-ish’.
RP: Aha! I didn’t want a cover that was ‘new-agey’ with angels and stuff – I wanted a symbol, something unique and something industrial. In French Quebec slang the word ‘Taraud’ (pronounced the same as ‘Tarot’) means a ‘nut’ that you screw onto a bolt, and that’s the image I decided to use. It’s a circle, so it symbolises the cycle of life. LM: You could also see it as a symbol for putting everything together – Tarot is about the nuts and bolts of life! RP: Yes, I hadn’t thought of it like that!"