A debt of thanks is owed to Alexei Aigui, a friend of this blog as well as one of Russia’s finest composers and violinists. He and his troupe, Ensemble 4’33” bring a sweeping cinematic album which will appeal to those who enjoy composers like Steve Reich, Michael Nyman, and also more interesting aspects of progressive rock (think bands like the Penguin Café Orchestra or even a far lighter Samla Mammas Manna, played with joy).
I’ve spent a good deal of time these last few days listening to more heavy music, so Palimpsest is something of an indulgence for me. It’s a wonderfully lush album, with splendid playing and a dreamlike quality to the music.
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