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joearico ,

Another brilliant Alarm WIll Sound recording!

I knew of this piece since I heard it performed at Tufts University in March 2016 when I was a graduate student there. At the time I had known of Alarm Will Sound for quite some time (thanks to their stunningly brilliant recording of Steve Reich's "Tehillim") but had not known much about Scott Johnson or (sadly,) Tufts' own Dan Dennett. I came away not only getting my first chance to hear AWS live, but also getting introduced to the music and ideas of Johnson and Dennett. Needless to say, I have been awaiting the release of this disc for quite some time.

The recording itself is, as one comes to expect from AWS, amazing. The recording, produced by Johnson himself, is crisp and super clear, which I personally love. This helps the masterful playing absolutely shine through, which of course is top notch. As far as I know, this disc will not be available on streaming services (the recording is too good to let it be bogged down by lower sound quality anyways) so please do yourself a favor and buy this album. Whether it be the ideas of Dennett, the fantastic music composed by Johnson, or the sheer quality of musicianship by AWS, you will absolutely be enlightened.

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