Boomkat Product Review:
A worthy follow-up to the label's Mem1 +1 collaborative album (featuring the likes of Steve Roden, Frank Bretschneider and Jan Jelinek), this new double-album on Interval Recordings features a slightly less starry line-up, instead presenting live works by sound artists and composers like Ido Govrin, Amnon Wolman, Kiki Keren-Huss and Yossi Mar-Chaim recorded across 2006 at concerts in Tel-Aviv, New York and Moscow. This is electroacoustic music of a more academic persuasion for the most part, with the first disc featuring a selection of stunning laptop pieces and an excellent Neil Leonard composition for saxophone and droning, misty electronics. The second disc is stronger still, taking emphasis away fro digitally-generated sound and instead approaching music scored for classical instrumentation, peaking with the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin's reading of Beth Denisch's 'Fire Mountain Intermezzo' in Moscow. The other pieces are slightly more geared towards interactive electroacoustics, with violins and contrabassoons undergoing treatments during Keren Rosenbaum's 'Waltz' and the superb Yossi Mar-Chaim composition, 'Nothing Works As Planned'. Recommended.
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