- Featured: Keith Wiley
- Release Date: 9/30/2008
Keith Wiley demonstrated a clear musical proclivity in early childhood with a particular adoration for the piano and an uncanny ability to whistle back complex passages of classical music after very few presentations. While he additionally showed clear signs of composition at an early age, it was not until he was about fifteen that he took up composition in earnest. Since then he has composed voraciously, even desperately, often out of a pressing need to get the music out of him at least as quickly as it emerges in his head. He describes one of his greatest fears as that the torrent of music in his head will be lost to the wind should he not write it down quickly enough. Keith prefers to call his music neoclassical and abhors the labels new-age and easy-listening due to the slower, softer connotations associated with those terms. Anyone who hears his music will understand why. While a few of Keith\'s compositions have a slower more relaxing tone (Daydreaming, Train of Thought, Salia), the majority of his pieces are fast, loud, and energetic. One listener described it as \'driving\', another as \'powerful, sometimes even furious\', a third as \'full of passion and strength\'. Listen for yourself and see if you agree. On your first session with Keith\'s music, we recommend that you not put it in the background. Instead, immerse yourself in it heavily, pay attention to it, follow it, if only just once. Pour a large glass of red wine, sink into the sofa, and let this music surround you.