Boomkat Product Review:
Quietly absorbing chamber works for voice, violin, flute, sneh, and koto, all purposefully recorded to be played at low volume and, as the title suggests, in intimate settings.
“Seven beautiful chamber works by Frank Denyer, ranging in time from 1975 to 2018. Performed by a variety of artists, including the Luna String Quartet, Juliet Fraser, Elisabeth Smalt, Jos Zwaanenberg & Nobutaka Yoshizawa. Frank Denyer's liner notes included as a bonus item
Frank Detner: ‘Most of the music on this CD is soft, some of it very soft indeed. To achieve the optimal listening level, think of the musicians as being just over the other side of the room in which you are listening, rather than in another grander space. Imagine them performing intimately, without amplification, and often in an under-voice in order not to disturb the neighbours. This will give you a realistic idea of the listening level. You may find it takes a few minutes to get used to it, but your ears will soon re-adjust.’”