Following on from Jim Perkins beautiful 2019 album release Pools, B&T have commissioned an EP of reworks from label mates & new collaborators. The EP explores different approaches to re-interpretation from the layering and manipulation of the original clarinet recordings from Held on Holographic Field's rework through paired down piano in Marika Takeuchi's Enfolding and on to the stunning interpretation of The Wooden King for harp and electronics by Floraleda Sacchi. The final track by Night Gestalt disintegrates the filtered voices on A Ritual for Saying Goodbye through waves of distortion, bass and synths. The result is a stunning and engaging set of interpretations which add new dimensions to the original compositions.
released May 12, 2020
All tracks arranged, and mixed by reworking artists
1,2,4 Mastered by Ben Wiffen
Artwork by Sabatina Leccia
I love the variety and narrative journey of this album. No two tracks are the same but they all lead quite naturally from one to another for the duration. I've gone for Brundle Beats slightly Massive Attack meets Morricone vibe as a 'favourite track' but it was a tough choice next to the chillout of Open Again Eventually or the insanity of Heavy Hand that brings something like Squarepusher to mind and that's pretty compelling too... Just listen and make up your own mind! ;-) Al Swainger
Bewitching cello "looper" mixed like Ed Alleyne-Johnson did in early nineties but not on New Age way. Here it is as closer to J.S. Bach and his Cello Suite than Ed Alleyne. But the method is similar.
A very relaxing performance brings ears to nirvana by sounding rich harmonics from her instrument.
Siting quiet on a sofa savoring these sumptuous melodies taking my mind out of daily customs. This is what I feel while I'm listening to this album. Emmanuel Codden