Half-god, half-jötunn (giant), Loki is a mercurial figure in Norse myth, depicted helping as frequently as he is shown hindering the other gods and humanity in their tasks and quests. A trickster, Loki has many magical abilities, including the ability to change form, a talent he uses with aplomb throughout the various Eddas of recorded myth.
Eminently unpredictable, Loki's theme winds itself around an angular tenor saxophone solo before devolving into a section depicting his dabbling with shapeshifting into some rather familiar aspects.
Supplanting Journey as my favorite Wintory score, Abzû is a wonderful exercise in texture and melody, with gorgeous oboe solos by Kristin Naigus and a tremendous sense of life and motion throughout. John Robert Matz
A stunning renaissance-flavored, choral-driven tour-de-force, with some absolutely amazing writing and fascinating harmonic language on display, Masquerada is a treat for the ears. Highly recommended. John Robert Matz