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Harmonie du soir

by Rhys Chatham

Harmonie du soir by Rhys Chatham

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Harmonie du soir

by Rhys Chatham

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Label: Northern Spy Records
The composer known for hard-rocking minimalist essays like "Guitar Trio" has gone contemplative in recent years, looking for beauty as much as amplified power. (His Crimson Grail for 200 Guitars balanced dewdrop passages of quiet with power-chord climaxes.) The title track here is related to the calmer aspects of Crimson Grail, featuring simple ostinatos and chiming chords, while closer "Drastic Classicism Revisited" takes care of the collective roar. Most interesting is "Harmonie de Pontarlier," which innovates by putting some backbeat into horn harmonies reminiscent of La Monte Young.

About This Album

The composer known for hard-rocking minimalist essays like "Guitar Trio" has gone contemplative in recent years, looking for beauty as much as amplified power. (His Crimson Grail for 200 Guitars balanced dewdrop passages of quiet with power-chord climaxes.) The title track here is related to the calmer aspects of Crimson Grail, featuring simple ostinatos and chiming chords, while closer "Drastic Classicism Revisited" takes care of the collective roar. Most interesting is "Harmonie de Pontarlier," which innovates by putting some backbeat into horn harmonies reminiscent of La Monte Young.

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About This Album

The composer known for hard-rocking minimalist essays like "Guitar Trio" has gone contemplative in recent years, looking for beauty as much as amplified power. (His Crimson Grail for 200 Guitars balanced dewdrop passages of quiet with power-chord climaxes.) The title track here is related to the calmer aspects of Crimson Grail, featuring simple ostinatos and chiming chords, while closer "Drastic Classicism Revisited" takes care of the collective roar. Most interesting is "Harmonie de Pontarlier," which innovates by putting some backbeat into horn harmonies reminiscent of La Monte Young.