Monday, December 7, 2009

review and dream

Perhaps it is odd to repeat this review but i found it quite accurate which is rare and welcomed. He missed the instruments but that is minor as he quite understood what was going on in the music.
" Anaphoria - Footpaths and Trade Routes
(ini.itu #0902)
Kraig Grady has been making his beautifully rotund music for quite a while and it shows. The struck bell (or prayer bowl) like ringing tones upon which his music is established are an erratically gentle fall of sound, unpredictable and incandescent. It's form is reminiscent of John Cage's Music for Prepared Piano but of a more elegant and stately nature.
Grady has previously recorded for ensembles but the three pieces here are two solo and one edited amalgam. All are delicately poised with shifts in tension given sparingly as the music waxes and wanes. There is a moonlit quality that is hugely immersive and compulsive. The music has a pull and a call based on it's refusal to settle into one particular shape and as such I've found yourself losing hours of time as I relentlessly flip the album over replaying each side in turn.
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As an aside i have a recent dream here which surely is a response to reading Jung's The Red Book. While his work has always increased my dreaming, not usually in this direction.

1 comment:

  1. We see the empty cage now corrode
    Where her cape of the stage once had flowed....