Smoke & Mirrors -Percussion Ensemble

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180g 45rpm Vinyl LP!
Mastering by Bernie Grundman!


“Yarlung Records newly recorded and released Smoke & Mirrors walked away with this year's top prize! …This recording's huge dynamic range (this is not a piece for the weak willed amplifier), instrumental colors and especially cornucopia of percussion instruments including bass drum and tam-tam will give even a thoroughbred audio system everything it can handle and even a bit more.” --Myles Astor

"Here's a relatively new label dedicated to recording young and established concert artists with minimalist recording techniques using vacuum tube microphones recorded directly to two tracks. [Smoke & Mirrors Percussion Ensemble] presents a wide tapestry of rhythms and harmonics skillfully arrayed across a broad and deep soundstage. There's an immediacy, clarity, and transparency to this modern classical percussion recording that seemingly brings the performers to your living room." - Jim Hannon, Publisher & Senior Writer, The Absolute Sound

Smoke & Mirrors takes us on many journeys in this album. These are refreshingly fully developed works, each very different from the others, each with its own story. As a whole, these pieces illustrate the breadth of contemporary classical music written for percussionists, as well as the flexibility and virtuosity of Smoke & Mirrors. We recorded each piece live to tape with no editing, to create the most lifelike performance possible. Take heart in Smoke & Mirrors, who actually play this way (and this well) in real life.

Musicians:
Smoke & Mirrors Percussion Ensemble
Joe Beribak
Jessica Cameron
Edward Hong
Katalin La Farve
Kevin Schlossman
Derek Tywoniuk
Wai Wah Wan

Features:
• 180g Vinyl
• 45rpm
• Made in Germany
• Mastering Engineers: Steve Hoffman & Bob Attiyeh
• Vinyl Mastering: Bernie Grundman

Selections:
Avner Dorman (b. 1975)

1. Udacrep Akubrad
Diego Schissi (b. 1969)
2. Juego de Relojes (Game of Clocks)
Derek Tywoniuk
3. Watch me vanish, watch me?
4. Happenstance Mov IV On the Road
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
5. Sonatine Mov III Animé

Recorded in Zipper Hall, Los Angeles, June 7-10, 2011 and June 3-5, 2012

Additional Information

Record Label Yarlung Records
Music Genre Classicals