8/10 Clinton Staff review, 11 January 2013
This is a four track EP from composer Michael Price who from the sounds of this works within the parameters of a very ‘nice’ take on neoclassical composition. Utilising just a string quartet the record starts with a still drone before emerging into the type of wandering, warm chamber music you will know if you’ve ever set ears on Rachel’s’ ‘Songs for Egon Schiele’ or a Harold Budd record.
My favourite is probably second track ‘A Bridge’ which is comparable to a lot of the early Max Richter stuff. The record is pleasant throughout, late night candle-lit string compositions. A little too ‘nice’ perhaps and maybe lacking in edge or innovation but maybe thats not the point. The record is a short interlude of calm in a world which is increasingly fraught. Comes with sheet music which is a nice touch for those who would know what to do with such a thing.
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