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Thursday, 02 July

JACASZEK - Catalogue des Arbres (Limited Vinyl Edition), Touch
**Limited vinyl edition of Jacaszek's debut album composition for Touch, performed by Kwartludium. Includes a download code** "For the past decade or so, Polish musician Michal Jacaszek has been exploring a new, resolutely modern chapter in Eastern Europe’s long, storied love affair with classical music. His creations are painstakingly crafted collages of electronic textures and baroque instrumentation, harpsichords being swarmed by woolly static one minute and pulled apart by billowing wind the next. A push-and-pull tension runs deep and constant throughout. Ambi… Read more
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JACASZEK - Catalogue des Arbres (Limited Vinyl Edition), Touch
MOON ATE THE DARK - Moon Ate the Dark (Vol. II), SONIC PIECES
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MOON ATE THE DARK

Moon Ate the Dark (Vol. II)

SONIC PIECES

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: SONICPIECES022

*Deluxe CD edition Limited to 450 copies housed in Hand-stitched textiled Artwork* Berlin's exquisite Sonic Pieces present the shadowy solo piano and electro-acoustic compositions of Moon Ate The Dark's new album. "Driven together by a shared love of film music and a mutual interest in repetition, Anna Rose Carter and Christopher Brett Bailey have been feeding pianos into guitar amplifiers since 2009. With their second album Moon Ate the Dark is taking the next step of contemporary piano composition. Moving on from their well-received debut album in 2012, Moon Ate the Dark I… Read more
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MOON ATE THE DARK - Moon Ate the Dark (Vol. II), SONIC PIECES
MOON ATE THE DARK - Moon Ate the Dark (Vol. I + II), SONIC PIECES
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MOON ATE THE DARK

Moon Ate the Dark (Vol. I + II)

SONIC PIECES

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: SONICPIECES014/022CD

*2CD Edition of 500 copies, packaged in Handmade Cardboard slipcase* Berlin's exquisite Sonic Pieces present the shadowy solo piano and electro-acoustic compositions of Moon Ate The Dark's eponymous 2012 debut and follow-up side on one package for the first time. "Driven together by a shared love of film music and a mutual interest in repetition, Anna Rose Carter and Christopher Brett Bailey have been feeding pianos into guitar amplifiers since 2009. With their second album Moon Ate the Dark is taking the next step of contemporary piano composition. Moving on from their we… Read more
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MOON ATE THE DARK - Moon Ate the Dark (Vol. I + II), SONIC PIECES
MOON ATE THE DARK - Moon Ate the Dark (Vol. I + II), SONIC PIECES
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MOON ATE THE DARK

Moon Ate the Dark (Vol. I + II)

SONIC PIECES

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: SONICPIECES014/022LP

**Edition of 350 copies only housed in handmade textile artwork with inlay. Includes download of both albums dropped in your account** Berlin's exquisite Sonic Pieces present the shadowy solo piano and electro-acoustic compositions of Moon Ate The Dark's eponymous 2012 debut and follow-up side on vinyl for the first time, and in the same package. "Driven together by a shared love of film music and a mutual interest in repetition, Anna Rose Carter and Christopher Brett Bailey have been feeding pianos into guitar amplifiers since 2009. With their second album Moon Ate the … Read more
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MOON ATE THE DARK - Moon Ate the Dark (Vol. I + II), SONIC PIECES
ALAN COURTIS & AARON MOORE - Bring Us Some Honest Food, DANCING WAYANG
**Hand-stamped 180g wax housed in wrap-around artwork with insert. Edition of 500** Engrossing slab from the Argentinian guitarist and Brooklyn-based British drummer swapping their usual kit for anything from grand pianos and balaphons to metal lampshades and wooden staircases. 'Bring Us Some Honest Food' is the processed document of Courtis & Moore's congregation at The Fish Factory, London, on 22nd March, 2014. The A-side breaks down to three shorter pieces "blended" by Aaron Moore in Brooklyn, breaking unique new ground between the gloaming, out-of-body avant-ro… Read more
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ALAN COURTIS & AARON MOORE - Bring Us Some Honest Food, DANCING WAYANG
ALEX COBB - Chantepleure, STUDENTS OF DECAY
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ALEX COBB

Chantepleure

STUDENTS OF DECAY

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: SOD113

Alex Cobb, the soul behind the Taiga Remains alias and Students of Decay label, enchants with an expansive quartet of ghostly drone compositions in 'Chantepleure'. He sets a rarified, almost ecclesiastical air with the solemn poise of 'Prayer Ring', followed thru and expanded in the thicker layers of drone harmonics in melting from 'Anselin', whereas the more succinct arrangement of 'Disporting with a Shadow' acts as a sweeter, space-resetting palate cleanser for the intimate and glacially paced 16 minutes of shimmering harmonics in 'Path of Appearance'.
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Monday, 29 June

HANSSEN - Seven Years Week (Remixes), Hush Hush

HANSSEN

Seven Years Week (Remixes)

Hush Hush

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: HH042

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JOHN BELTRAN - Espais, Delsin Records
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JOHN BELTRAN

Espais

Delsin Records

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: DSR-D3

"John Beltran continues his relationship with Delsin Records with the release of a new ambient album, Espais. Beltran has long been a master of his art, turning out seminal LPs and EPs on labels like Peacefrog, Millions of Moments and Text Records. Back in 2013 he released the well received Amazing Things following a wide ranging compilation on the label, and in the near future he is to release another full length project, but first comes this. Espais is an absorbing soundtrack featuring 17 pieces of immersive, sonically lush and rich music. As he has throughout his career, Beltran makes use… Read more
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JOHN BELTRAN - Espais, Delsin Records
ALEX COBB - Chantepleure, STUDENTS OF DECAY

ALEX COBB

Chantepleure

STUDENTS OF DECAY

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: SOD113

Alex Cobb, the soul behind the Taiga Remains alias and Students of Decay label, enchants with an expansive quartet of ghostly drone compositions in 'Chantepleure'. He sets a rarified, almost ecclesiastical air with the solemn poise of 'Prayer Ring', followed thru and expanded in the thicker layers of drone harmonics in melting from 'Anselin', whereas the more succinct arrangement of 'Disporting with a Shadow' acts as a sweeter, space-resetting palate cleanser for the intimate and glacially paced 16 minutes of shimmering harmonics in 'Path of Appearance'.
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Monday, 22 June

ARNOLD DREYBLATT - Second Selection, BLACK TRUFFLE
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ARNOLD DREYBLATT

Second Selection

BLACK TRUFFLE

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: BLACKTRUFFLE016

Oren Ambarchi's Black Truffle dig out a masterclass in minimalism from the extensive, unreleased archive of seminal American composer, Arnold Dreyblatt. 'Second Selection' follows on from the 'Choice' [Choose Records, 2013] compilation of Dreyblatt's work circa 1977-2007. It too spans his pieces recorded with the Orchestra of Excited Strings thru to solo compositions, but focusses on a window of productivity between 1979-1989, documenting in varying fidelity the time shortly after he set up the OES, and also covering the period during which he migrated from NYC, USA, to Berlin… Read more
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ARNOLD DREYBLATT - Second Selection, BLACK TRUFFLE
HAUSCHKA - 2/11/14, City Slang
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HAUSCHKA

2/11/14

City Slang

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: SLANG50081DUK

"On 2/11/14 Hauschka performed two improvisations loosely based on his last album, 'Abandoned City'. This release documents that performance, seamlessly segueing from recursive, airborne keys to jaunty, padded rhythms and ambient noise. Hauschka says: "“Yufuin is a small picturesque town on the Japanese Island Kyushu. We arrived in the afternoon at the main station after a long train ride. After Yoshiyuki Tanigawa picked us up we drove all the way up into the mountains. At the center of a residential area we found a very modern museum called Artegio. We started to set up our equipment and tools… Read more
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HAUSCHKA - 2/11/14, City Slang
PAUL MCGUIRE - Sleep Spindles, Slip

PAUL MCGUIRE

Sleep Spindles

Slip

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: SLP013

Superlative debut dispatch of microtonal haptics from Dublin-born, London-based Paul McGuire for the yung avant-garde imprint, Slip (f.k.a. Slip Discs). Leading on from the bittersweet lower case compositions of Joe Snape in 'Brittle Love' EP, McGuire's 'Sleep Spindles' revolves around three captivating works for solo cello, twelve guitars, and two percussionists, respectively. The first, 'Tampered Cello' (2014) was performed and recorded by Céline Papion in her Stuttgart apartment and spans nearly 15 minutes of intently focussed, close mic'd extended technique, rendering a whole lex… Read more
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PAUL MCGUIRE - Sleep Spindles, Slip
OREN AMBARCHI - Mort Aux Vaches, Staalplaat
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OREN AMBARCHI

Mort Aux Vaches

Staalplaat

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: MORTOADI

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BENJAMIN FINGER - Amorosa Sensitiva, Blue Tapes and X-Ray Records

BENJAMIN FINGER

Amorosa Sensitiva

Blue Tapes and X-Ray Records

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: x-ray three

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NICK LEON - Inorganic, International Space Tapes

NICK LEON

Inorganic

International Space Tapes

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: ST005

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Thursday, 18 June

ARNOLD DREYBLATT - Second Selection, BLACK TRUFFLE
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ARNOLD DREYBLATT

Second Selection

BLACK TRUFFLE

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: BT016LP

**Gatefold 2LP** Oren Ambarchi's Black Truffle dig out a masterclass in minimalism from the extensive, unreleased archive of seminal American composer, Arnold Dreyblatt. 'Second Selection' follows on from the 'Choice' [Choose Records, 2013] compilation of Dreyblatt's work circa 1977-2007. It too spans his pieces recorded with the Orchestra of Excited Strings thru to solo compositions, but focusses on a window of productivity between 1979-1989, documenting in varying fidelity the time shortly after he set up the OES, and also covering the period during which he migrated from NYC, … Read more
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PAUL MCGUIRE - Sleep Spindles, Slip
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PAUL MCGUIRE

Sleep Spindles

Slip

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: SLP013

Superlative debut dispatch of microtonal haptics from Dublin-born, London-based Paul McGuire for the yung avant-garde imprint, Slip (f.k.a. Slip Discs). Leading on from the bittersweet lower case compositions of Joe Snape in 'Brittle Love' EP, McGuire's 'Sleep Spindles' revolves around three captivating works for solo cello, twelve guitars, and two percussionists, respectively. The first, 'Tampered Cello' (2014) was performed and recorded by Céline Papion in her Stuttgart apartment and spans nearly 15 minutes of intently focussed, close mic'd extended technique, rendering a whole lexicon o… Read more
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PAUL MCGUIRE - Sleep Spindles, Slip

Monday, 15 June

NEW COMPOSERS & BRIAN ENO - Smart, Psychonavigation

NEW COMPOSERS & BRIAN ENO

Smart

Psychonavigation

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: PSY106

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JEREMY YOUNG & AARON MARTIN - A Pulse Passes from Hand to Hand, whitepaddymountain

JEREMY YOUNG & AARON MARTIN

A Pulse Passes from Hand to Hand

whitepaddymountain

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: WPMC022

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Thursday, 11 June

NILS FRAHM - Music for the Motion Picture Victoria , ERASED TAPES
"Nils Frahm writes his first score for one-take feature film Victoria and is nominated for German film prize. Nils Frahm has always said that he's just waiting for something real special when being asked if he would ever score the music for a film. And that's exactly what German director Sebastian Schipper presented to him with his one-take feature Victoria. Filmed in Berlin, Victoria's plot sees a runaway party girl, who's asked by three friendly men to join them as they hit the town, but their wild night of partying suddenly turns into a bank robbery as the music cha… Read more
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NILS FRAHM - Music for the Motion Picture Victoria , ERASED TAPES
MANYFINGERS - The Spectacular Nowhere, Ici D'ailleurs
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MANYFINGERS

The Spectacular Nowhere

Ici D'ailleurs

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: MT02LP

**Gatefold LP + one-sided LP, includes MP3 download code** "Radical new studio album from Manyfingers The Spectacular Nowhere. Bristol born Chris Cole, has been with the label since 2005, having contributed on several albums notably with Matt Elliott as well as The Dark, by Third Eye Foundation, and as a member of the all-star band, Numbers Not Names, whose first opus What’s The Price ? was one of 2012’s most striking hip-hop records. Back after a ten year hiatus, with this third album under the moniker Manyfingers, The Spectacular Nowhere is clearly the product of several years… Read more
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MANYFINGERS - The Spectacular Nowhere, Ici D'ailleurs
DAVID JOHN SHEPPARD - Vertical Land , Village Green
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DAVID JOHN SHEPPARD

Vertical Land

Village Green

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: VGLP009

*Includes download code* "Multi-instrumentalist and composer David John Sheppard returns with his new album ‘Vertical Land’ through Village Green. The writer and orchestrator behind the acclaimed State River Widening, Ellis Island Sound, SnowPalms and Leaf recording artists Phelan/Sheppard, ‘Vertical Land’ will be Sheppard’s first bona fide solo album. Tracks were begun percussively by inserting pencils into guitars to make false bridges, then hammering the strings with vibraphone mallets, or by applying layers of masking tape to the strings of an upright piano in order to create a… Read more
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DAVID JOHN SHEPPARD - Vertical Land , Village Green
DAVID JOHN SHEPPARD - Vertical Land , Village Green
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DAVID JOHN SHEPPARD

Vertical Land

Village Green

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: VGCD009

"Multi-instrumentalist and composer David John Sheppard returns with his new album ‘Vertical Land’ through Village Green. The writer and orchestrator behind the acclaimed State River Widening, Ellis Island Sound, SnowPalms and Leaf recording artists Phelan/Sheppard, ‘Vertical Land’ will be Sheppard’s first bona fide solo album. Tracks were begun percussively by inserting pencils into guitars to make false bridges, then hammering the strings with vibraphone mallets, or by applying layers of masking tape to the strings of an upright piano in order to create a raw percussive instrument.… Read more
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DAVID JOHN SHEPPARD - Vertical Land , Village Green

Monday, 08 June

KIASMOS - Swept, ERASED TAPES

KIASMOS

Swept

ERASED TAPES

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: ERATP066DS01

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DARREN MCCLURE - Primary Locations, Dragon's Eye Recordings

DARREN MCCLURE

Primary Locations

Dragon's Eye Recordings

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: de6012

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TWERK - Otter - EP, Erotus

TWERK

Otter - EP

Erotus

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: EROV3

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Thursday, 04 June

GHOST HARMONIC - Codex, METAMATIC

GHOST HARMONIC

Codex

METAMATIC

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: META56CD

**Limited CD in hardback book** "Ghost Harmonic are solo violinist Diana Yukawa, electronic pioneer John Foxx and his collaborator in John Foxx And The Maths - Benge. They’ve been working at Benge’s MemeTune Studios in Shoreditch, London over the last couple of years, creating the Ghost Harmonic sound - a combination of the purity of Diana Yukawa’s violin with the complexity and textured noise of analogue machinery. As Benge puts it, ‘there is something very satisfying about combining Diana’s beautiful 17th Century violin with a subsonic tone-blast from a Moog Modular.’‘It was fairly open,’ says… Read more
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GHOST HARMONIC - Codex, METAMATIC

Monday, 01 June

SHUTTLE 358 - Can you prove I was born, 12K
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SHUTTLE 358

Can you prove I was born

12K

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: 12K2033

**The long awaited, sublime new album from Shuttle 358 finally surfaces. Ten years on from his gorgeous and much-loved 'Chessa', Dan Abrams mixes more melancholy, enchanted and even caustic elements into gauzily nostalgic scapes. A massive recommendation if you're into classic Eno & Budd, Wolfgang Voigt’s Gas, Kreng, Fennesz, BoC or Stephan Mathieu** "With the days of synthetic minimalism fading beyond the horizon in our rear view mirror, we pick up where Chessa (12k1030) left off. In his most bold and experiential work yet, Shuttle358 (Californian Dan Abrams) pulls you into… Read more
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SHUTTLE 358 - Can you prove I was born, 12K
CHIHEI HATAKEYAMA - Moon Light Reflecting over Mountains, ROOM 40
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CHIHEI HATAKEYAMA

Moon Light Reflecting over Mountains

ROOM 40

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: RM465

"On Moon Light Reflecting Over Mountains, Tokyo’s Chihei Hatakeyama evokes an instrumental poetic grace, that marks him out as one of the icons of his generation. Drawing broadly from aesthetic references, that traverse music of the past 30 years, he seamlessly melts glacial ambient drifts with richly harmonic guitar strata that echo the gliding motions of My Bloody Valentine, Ride and Cocteau Twins. Never resolving to clear melody, his interest in unrestrained harmonics creates a depth to his compositions and moreover a profound sense of the personal. Lik… Read more
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CHIHEI HATAKEYAMA - Moon Light Reflecting over Mountains, ROOM 40
BRUCE BRUBAKER - Glass Piano, InFiné
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BRUCE BRUBAKER

Glass Piano

InFiné

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: 3700551775460

A sublime suite of Phillip Glass compositions, reinterpreted and perfromed by concert pianist and devoted acolyte, Bruce Brubaker. It would take the stoniest of hearts to not be seduced by this collection of ten pieces, such is Brubaker's deeply personal understanding and tact towards Glass' music. Thanks to close microphone placement during the recordings at the new Thater and Auditorium of Poitiers, the performance are achingly intimate, capturing all the chair creaks and bum shuffles between the notes, lending a proximity to the music that reveals the pieces intentions with immediate, enchanting clarity. No tricks or untruths. A real gem.
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BRUCE BRUBAKER - Glass Piano, InFiné