Review: Mark Butterly - Reflective Thoughts

Mark Butterly is a composer, keyboard player and a former music teacher from Dublin, Ireland who has played in several bands over the years featuring in many gigs around Dublin. He believes in the power of reflective music, whether is slow or upbeat as an ideal way to escape and relax. Recently he has released a new album of instrumental music called Reflective Thoughts. Reflective Thoughts is comprised of 10 incredible tracks where Mark uses variety of genres, such as Pop, Electro, Acoustic and even Disco. The album opens with album-titled track Reflective Thoughts, a tune that determines the concept of the record: starting with drums and deep bass and additionally with electro vibes, it makes listener dive deep in thoughts. Back To Disco, the 3rd song on the tracklist, is the one that will definitely make listeners moving. This song is upbeat and brings happy mood, as well as White Plains, which is definitely my favorite one from the album. The acoustic ballad Moving, as well as Reconciliation and Let Da Fun Begin, are the ones that help you to relax after a hard day. To sum up, everything in Reflective Thoughts comes together in a stream of consciousness style. This is unforgettable journey into the variety of genres in one instrumental piece. Check it out: