HAMMER'S VIDEO SOUNDTRACK IS DAZZLING

By Chris Hicks
Salt Lake City Desert News

JAN HAMMER: "BEYOND THE MINDS EYE"
(Miramar) * * * *

Like the self-described "video album" it supports, the like-titled "Beyond the Mind's Eye" sound- track is highly entertaining. It's no exaggeration to describe this wild mix of musical styles as aurally dazzling.

Jan Hammer's electronic jazz/ new age/electropop or whatever the heck-it's-called-this-week-music, a wild mix of styles and sensibilities; perfectly matches the computer animation on the video. But it also stands alone very well.

From soft and gentle strains that are soothing and relaxing to hyper
kinetic themes that propel the imagination to new heights, Hammer's
compositions are inspiring and make for most enjoyable repeat listening.