Stream of Stars - Music of Dylan Mattingly
Contemporaneous & David Bloom
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||Atlas of Somewhere (On the Way to Howland Island): I. Radial Lift off Music for Amelia Earhart||Contemporaneous & David Bloom||17:04||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Atlas of Somewhere (On the Way to Howland Island): II. Islanded in a Stream of Stars||Contemporaneous & David Bloom||19:17||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Six Night Sunrise (Music Barges and Metallic Stars)||Contemporaneous & David Bloom||8:22||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Lighthouse (Refugee Music by a Pacific Expatriate)||David Bloom & Contemporaneous||11:42||Album Only||View in iTunes|
Wonderful debut album!
Stream of Stars is an incredibly powerful first album by Contemporaneous. Each piece is impeccably performed and has its own performance character. The pieces themselves are a magnificent sonic journey. Atlas of Somewhere is incredibly unique and fresh, with innovative rhythms and colors. Mattingly uses large broad brush strokes to build the form, and maintains a clear sense direction throughout the piece. Six Night Sunrise to me is the hidden gem on this album, speaking directly to my heart-strings. The soulful melodies and driving rhythms made this one of my all time favorite pieces. Lighthouse, while not as strong as the other two pieces, is still a very solid work, clearly drawing inspiration from later works of the minimalist composers.
To the first reviewer, I'm not sure how this album can be "overrated" if you were the first one to review it...
Anyway, I love this album. The second movement of Atlas, especially, is so strong and beautiful. It sounds like Vulcan pounding out a new constellation with his sledgehammer. You can tell that the composer put a lot of heart into these pieces.
a well crafted debut
The first piece got stuck in my head for days.
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