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Nico MuhlySpeaks Volumes

Label:Bedroom Community – HVALUR1
Format:
CD, Album, Gatefold Cardboard Cover
Country:Iceland
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Genre:Electronic
Style:Abstract, Modern Classical, Experimental

Tracklist

1Clear Music
CelestaNico Muhly
CelloClarice Jensen
Recorded By [Cello]Dan Bora
9:29
2It Goes Without Saying9:22
3Honest Music
ViolinLisa Liu
6:19
4Quiet Music
PianoNico Muhly
4:37
5Pillaging Music
PercussionSamuel Z. Solomon*
Piano, CelestaNico Muhly
8:04
6A Hudson Cycle
PianoNico Muhly
3:20
7Keep In Touch
Recorded By [Vocals, Trombone]Dan Bora
TromboneKyle Covington
ViolaNadia Sirota
VocalsAntony (3)
12:16
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Packaged in a gatefold card sleeve.

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  • Barcode: 8 59700 04959 4

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Speaks Volumes (CD, Album)Bedroom CommunityHVALUR1Iceland2007
New Submission
Speaks Volumes (CDr, Album, Promo)Bedroom CommunityHVALUR1UK2007

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  • Headphone_Commute's avatar
    Somewhere on the outskirts of Reykjavik lies an Icelandic label formed in 2006 by Valgeir Sigurðsson. Bedroom Community is a collective of artists from around the globe focusing on high quality aesthetic music. Its roster at the moment includes above mentioned Sigurðsson, Sam Amidon, worldwide hailed Ben Frost for his experimental noise album, Theory of Machines (my personal Best of 2007 selection), and our current subject, Nico Muhly. Muhly is a Vermont born NYC resident with a Masters in Music from the Juilliard School. Born in 1981, his biography is already full of collaborations with recognized modern composers like Philip Glass. My brief biographical note will not do Muhly justice, and The New Yorker has done a much better job of it in its article, Eerily Composed (google for it). As for Muhly’s music... well it Speaks Volumes itself (pun intended). The first label release is breaks through with gorgeous modern classical chamber composition. With Muhly on the piano, and with an exquisite touch of cello, harp, clarinet, trombone, and yes, some electronic treatment, we get a glimpse into composer’s soul through his emotion filled debut. Muhly begins a new chapter of postminimalist sound, overshadowing the stuffy halls of contemporary classical, struggling to keep its aging neck above the flood of modern ideas. Muhly’s forthcoming release, Mothertongue, a composition in four movements, is due out in May ’08, on Bedroom Community. Recommended for the likes of Arvo Pärt, Steve Reich, Max Richter, Sylvain Chauveau and Ryan Teague. Favorite track: Keep In Touch.

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