Wednesday, August 06, 2014
A symphony in A droned. An multitrack adaptation of an installation concept. A 50 minutes - or 3000 seconds - long musical exploration of the note A, released via the French label Baskaru and partially executed by the likes of Oren Ambarchi, Anna Rose Carter, Masajohi Fujita, Heleen van Haegenborgh, Nils Frahm, Hild Sofie Talfjord, Keiichi Sugimoto and many many more summing up to a whole of 153 artists - each of them performing a steady A note on his or favorite instrument with a range from sampled trumpet to violin, acoustic guitar, piano, voice, harmonium, prepared piano, cello, zither, double bass and way beyond, an ensemble of 153 single layers amalgamated into a huge, hypnotizing meditation on one single musical expression and a fascinating take on what's possibly the most thrilling vision of acoustic zen released in 2014. Favorite album of the month. For a reason.