Christiaan Bakker was born in 1991 in The Netherlands. As a kid he always liked to play the piano and the first song he could play was (oddly enough) the Flea Waltz. After a few years he started taking piano lessons and he kept following them for a long time. Although he didn’t finish his course. When he turned 13 he switched teachers. His previous teacher had given him a CD containing various software applications that were related to creating music. This CD included an old version of Cubase and Fruity Loops 2. After he had been following lessons from his new teacher who turned out to be a well-known Hammond player. He decided to quit following lessons. He stopped because he didn’t like to “read all those notes”. He wanted to make his own songs and tracks. Christiaan Bakker is also known as AniCator.
I'm not happy about everything in this album, but basically it's because I don't get much kicks of hearing the same song remixed over and over again (Not talking about Silent Forest).
But this has enough goodness to award at least an 8. =)
This album starts with a trembling, nature-inspired symphonic awe. It is really nice. And so it continues, engendering a variety of emotions, feelings and marvellous scenes in the imagination that could associate the music with some drama.
PMForest, being a remix of a remix, does stand out from the already good crowd of tracks around it and its original. Silent Forest a milder version of being alone in it.
Overall, the artist set out with an avowed intention to achieve a certain kind of sound and put it in this wonderful form. That proves a healthy determination, the music proves a quiet confidence by being unassuming enough to call some of these tracks 'tests'. Personally, I think you've been successful and talent seems more than apparent. Nice work!-)