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I’ve had some very pretty music to review today, and this CD is no exception. It’s a lovely bit of restrained neoclassicism from Adrian Corker, who Phil is already aware of because of Corker/Conboy but I haven’t encountered yet because my time in audio retail has been much shorter than his.
This is a very nice CD though. It starts off with lots of somnolent piano twinkling like Harold Budd or something, and later opens out with sweeping strings, plucked double bass and lots of delicate droney details washing around in the background. According to the press release the songs in here were recorded in various different locations to harness the different sonic qualities which they provide, but listening in a busy office it’s hard to pick up such subtleties. All I can tell is that it’s a very pretty bit of mostly piano-led soundtracky neoclassical music with a gentle, relaxing and wistful feel to it. Fans of Nils Frahm and Johann Johannsson and Valgeir Sigurdsson and the like will be into this.
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