Life & Song in Progress
'Noted composer, pianist and arranger Benjamin Lardiere shows another side of his talents in his great new album, Life & Song in Progress. Ben now offers heartfelt serenity in an album that is all at once captivating and inspirational. Like a tiger escaping from a cage, Ben's need to offer some of the best ambient music bursts forth like a gentle summer rain. Finally, we can assume, his need to display his emotions became the focus of this 70 minute tribute to peace. There are no fewer than 15 songs on Life & Song in Progress, and each is a delight. Just you, the listener, and Ben and his piano, sharing provocative and powerful music that obviously emanates from Ben's heart. Thus, this album is no less than a love fest inspired by the people and experiences that have shaped his life. Whether you are listening to the first track, Asleep With Your Head on my Shoulder, or the last, Heal My Heart, you will feel guided to a better place that already exists in your heart. Perhaps it's the memory of an autumn walk in the woods with the leaves calling you with their magnificent colors. Or perhaps it's a memory of the time you fell in love. Life & Song in Progress is a wonderful doorway to meditation, offering glimpses of what can be. Benjamin Lardiere has taken years and years of experience with the piano---and life, and combined them to offer us a truly beautiful and helpful body of work!' Richard Fuller, Senior Editor - Metaphysical Review.