Boomkat Product Review:
**Glossy gatefold jacket includes Edition RZ label catalogue and extensive liner notes in German and English** Important collection of Giancinto Scelsi compositions penned between 1959-1972, performed by various ensembles between 1972-1990. A visionary musical thinker and composer, Giacinto Scelsi (1905 - 1988) was a pioneer of microtonal composition with a rarely paralleled ear for timbre and dynamic. He coined many avant-garde ideas which were later explored by many others in the avant-garde, but, in the classic sense, he was hardly acknowledged until after his twilight years, and only properly so after his death. We've only encountered a few Scelsi pieces before, but this collection of 13 compositions ranging from incredibly tense, practically nail-biting string dissonance to quizzing drones and sparse percussion has been quietly blowing us away of an evening over these past few weeks. Highly recommended!