Boomkat Product Review:
Deutsche Grammofon kick off a new, neo classical compilation series with this 14 track selection starring work by Jonny Greenwood, Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Chilly Gonzales, Ólafur Arnalds, Philip Glass and Hans-Joachim Roedelius, among others.
If you follow the world of modern or neo classical composition, then we’d wager you already know most of the artists and much of the material on offer. But for everyone else it’s a fine entry point or primer, opening with Max Richter’s 21st century standard, Vladimir’s Blues, and cycling thru the spectrum of classical connotations and flirtations with ambient, jazz, anything else it fancies really.
It may all sound a bit like it, but modern classical music isn’t just for film soundtracks and moody scandinavian crime TV dramas, you know? I think…