7 Songs, 59 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Composer Michael Gordon and Kronos Quartet have worked together since 2001—Gordon’s visceral, inventive music is perfect for a quartet that continually champions the new. This album presents their four finest collaborations. Potassium is a breathless, charged masterpiece that pits distorted, sliding strings against driving chords. In The Sad Park, Gordon stretches, compresses, and morphs young children’s responses to 9/11, finding the most poignant, heartbreaking music within. Clouded Yellow dazzles in its depiction of migrating butterflies while Exalted, which sets lines from the Jewish Kaddish prayer, fizzes with defiance.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Composer Michael Gordon and Kronos Quartet have worked together since 2001—Gordon’s visceral, inventive music is perfect for a quartet that continually champions the new. This album presents their four finest collaborations. Potassium is a breathless, charged masterpiece that pits distorted, sliding strings against driving chords. In The Sad Park, Gordon stretches, compresses, and morphs young children’s responses to 9/11, finding the most poignant, heartbreaking music within. Clouded Yellow dazzles in its depiction of migrating butterflies while Exalted, which sets lines from the Jewish Kaddish prayer, fizzes with defiance.

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Murphy_Adams ,

Definitely worth the listen

Haunting, heart-wrenching, & gorgeous overall. For those who are used to shorter pieces it may take some some patience to get through these ever-developing works, but I promise the end result is so rewarding. Kronos Quartet and composer Michael Gordon did a fantastic job on this one.

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