Thomas Bartlett & Nico Muhly
Peter Pears: Balinese Ceremonial Music
gorgeous, touching and deftly executed – this set of tracks from the long-time friends and collaborators is an eloquent and beautiful look into a world the west rarely sees.
‘Peter Pears’ comprises nine songs written by the duo plus three gamelan transcriptions by ethnomusicologist Colin McPhee that inspired the songs and rounds out this ambitious project perfectly. rooted in new age but finished in a modern way, this is a trulty special release that showcases their prowess at it's finest.