Boomkat Product Review:
Debut showcase by music and theatre troupe Manchester Collective, following a summer of online live broadcasts with their takes on Bach, Vivaldi, Ligeti, and original works by Paul Clark and Vessel collaborator Rakhi Singh
“The record spans music written over 280 years – from sacred chorales by Bach through to new material by Paul Clark. Works by Ligeti and Vivaldi are brought together, painted onto the same canvas in brutal, vivid colour. There is joy to be found in these connections.
It’s a record about change and transformation. We set out to create something full of life, but also dark and mysterious; like being in a forest where light and shade alternate. 'Recreation' is a mixtape. It’s picking up something warm, soft and familiar, and pricking your finger. There is real jeopardy in the playing, which is perpetually close to the edge of what is possible in sound and in colour. It’s dangerous music making, and we hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it.”