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Boomkat Product Review:
Experimental ensemble Zeitkratzer dedicate this latest disc to the music of American composer and music theorist James Tenney (a student of John Cage, Harry Partsch and Edgard Varese), performing three of his works: 'Critical Band' (1988), 'Harmonium No. 2' (1976) and 'Koan: Having Never Written A Note For Percussion' (1971). The recordings were made live at the Philharmonie Luxembourg, Luxembourg, October 3rd 2009 and include the first ever recording of 'Harmonium 2', a twenty-minute composition featuring a remarkable and utterly alien set of pitch intervals. 'Critical Band' represents one of the composer's later works, but concentrates on a similarly startling relationship between tones, all captured with a rich, sonorous purity for this disc. The final piece, 'Koan' is a composition for tam-tam, which ascends in a linear fashion towards a euphoric state of gong-battering cacophony before gracefully dying away to a hollowed-out acoustic drone. Outstanding stuff - highly recommended.