21 Songs, 1 Hour 8 Minutes

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4.1 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Boolez ,

Interesting concept that almost works

The Kronos try to bridge the gap and break down some biases we have about new music. Not every selection works but they manage to blur the distiction between early and new music. Even some friends who are music buffs even had trouble identifying what period they were listening to at times. They manage to achieve a fairly authentic viol sound when it was required. Ben Johnston, a composer I admire, did however fail to make a convincing transcription of Partch's greek studies. All things considered it was still a worthwhile album.

Forever Game ,

An Interesting, Relaxing Look at Classical

While many know the Kronos Quartet from “Requiem for a Dream,” this is a very different experience from the electronic influenced orchestration. I don’t know a lot about the artists themselves, but I can tell you this is a Classical album with a modern touch and a dark twist that gives the music a slightly ominous undertow. It is relaxing and fairly engaging, but if you’re too engaged and not a huge fan of classical it may seem a little repetitious. I enjoyed the album. And I have a new love for some classical I once looked past.

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