Few people can sit down at a piano and express the essence of life like Sophie Carpenter. From the melancholy lines of 'Lighthouse In A Storm' to the haughty syncopation of 'Love Takes You By Surprise' her crystal voice and keyboard touch evoke a feeling not possessed by many artists. These 15 songs represent the entry of a unique musical personality whose writing shows rare insight into time and emotion. This is great 'sit back and relax' music. Sophie combines with Ralph Butler on vocals, Peter Duncan on piano, and Haruka Watanabe on violin, on 15 songs to add unusual contours to the musical landscape.