Christian Forshaw - Sanctuary
Sanctuary reached No.1 in the amazon Classical Chart, was No.1 for four consecutive weeks on the Radio New Zealand Classical Chart and was nominated for a Classical Brit Award in 2005. It was also the highest new entry in the 2005 Classic FM Hall of Fame – extraordinary achievements for an unknown artist on a small independent label.
"Christian Forshaw is amongst the most creative musicians ever based in The UK or probably The World. I went to one of his concerts at The City of London Festival a few years back and after the concert the look of amazement on the faces of the audience was supported by very healthy sales of his CD's. It was one of those concerts that stays with you forever not just because of the actual music but because of the theatrical performance which was stunning. I bought the original CD which was musically wonderful but the recording mixing was rather strange. The Remastered version brings the sound much more forward and intimate, it is a transformation so whoever decided to do this was inspired. A Great CD Made Even Better." - Tonya
"This was new to me, but now I am entranced by Christian Forshaw's work. Saxophone, organ, acoustics of a Mediaeval Cathedral - with human voice - this music is ethereal, mind and mood enhancing, uplifting, and on first hearing takes you right up into the rosy dawn clouds and far away. I could wax poetic here.
"When I first heard this CD I thought there were some similarities to Jan Garbarek's "Officium". There is contemporary/classical feel to the collection which works extremely well. The clarity and purity Aimee Green's soprano voice is stunning and "Mortal Flesh" which was the original reason I purchased the CD, is splendid and the layering and simplicity of the music behind her voice is superb.