Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Lustmord + Nicolas Horvath - The Fall: Dennis Johnson's 'November' Deconstructed [Sub Rosa 502]

Released via the mighty Sub Rosa-imprint on November 20th, 2k20 is this special collaboration album which sees the artistic pairing of Brian Lustmord and Nicolas Horvath taking on Dennis Johson's "November" - a 1959 written piece for solo piano which is regarded as the first example of minimalist piano composition ever, thereafter inspiring many pieces to follow. And their effort is well worth it - in stripping down the already skeletal piece to its bare essentials, leaving only a few tender, slowly meandering and ever evolving piano tones from the original composition and pairing those with warm, organic background textures resembling winds distantly blowing over barren, desolate plains whilst sparse drone pulses occasionally emerge from the subfrequent end of the audible spectrum the two collaborators create nothing but a masterpiece in terms of piano driven Dark Ambient / Deep Listening Music that surely is about to stand the test of time, resonating with Contemporary Classical / Modern Classical audiences as well as Minimal Music connaisseurs and Ambient headz for now and forever. An instant future classic of absolutely timeless - and time defying - quality.

Album artwork on Instagram!


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