Steve Reich: Double Sextet, 2x5
Eighth Blackbird & Bang On a Can
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||Double Sextet: I. Fast||Eighth Blackbird||8:39||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Double Sextet: II. Slow||Eighth Blackbird||6:43||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Double Sextet: III. Fast||Eighth Blackbird||6:52||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||2x5: I. Fast||Bang On a Can||10:12||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||2x5: II. Slow||Bang On a Can||3:12||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||2x5: III. Fast||Bang On a Can||7:07||£0.99||View in iTunes|
I've heard better...
This recording of Double Sextet is ok. I have however heard better recordings, for example the one where 8bb play alongside Oberlin CME, which is great. It has so much more energy than this recording. Sure the EQ is 10 times better here, with those amazingly bassy pianos, but the overall piano/vibes combinations in this recording just doesn't emotionally move me as much as that other recording. It's still great, what with the panning (with each sextet on L/R channels respectively).
2x5 is fantastic. I love it. Great recording. Bass guitars are immense. I like the piece and this recording very much. The American iTunes store has some real haters of the CD, saying they've heard Double Sextet all before. It is COMPLETELY new, and is a really really great piece.