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STEVE REICH

STEVE REICH: PULSE / QUARTET

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cd

Released: 2nd Feb 2018

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HEAVYWEIGHT high performance 140g LP + download

Released: 30th Mar 2018

£21.99


performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble & the Colin Currie Group, these were the original ensembles to deliver these reich compositions to the world, & the results are beautiful in their minimalist simplicity.

“’Pulse’ is unusually quiet & understated Reich. It is based on a single, quirky melody in constant, telling transformation that is as close to a Beethoven late slow quartet movement that Reich is ever likely to get. The lyricism, gorgeous instrumental textures & affecting harmonies are genially & spiritually alluring.” – Los Angeles Times. “Written for two vibraphones & two pianos, Quartet is Mr. Reich’s first piece for those two instruments alone, & the combination is ingenious & seductive, & deployed with subtle craftsmanship. The work has an alert, jazzy, urban character – suavely melancholy in its nocturnal slower middle section, with angular yet genial rhythms that evoke Broadway.” – New York Times.

STEVE REICH: PULSE / QUARTET

Tracklist

  1. Pulse
  2. Quartet: I. Fast
  3. Quartet: II. Slow
  4. Quartet: III. Fast