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Moult, Richard / Chamber Music
Album:Chamber Music Collection:General
Artist:Moult, Richard Added:04/2017
Label:Fort Evil Fruit Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-04-27 Pull Date:2017-06-29 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:30 Apr

Recent Airplay
1.Sat, 29 Apr 17:Eme O
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Album Review
Reviewed 2017-04-17 
– General Description: Richard Moult is an English musician whose work ranges from improvised and experimental psych-folk to solo compositions, usually for piano or small classical ensembles.

“Chamber Music” and “Hroan Of The Ceri Forest” have lots of sustained chords with some melody above. This creates a dark atmosphere but doesn’t progress beyond the bogs, so to speak. This insistence on sustained high tones by the violins is puzzling because it makes it sound as if making atmosphere rather than a full orchestrated composition is the only goal - call it movie music then and be done with it.

“Chamber Music” is a new and extended version carefully re-constructed using keyboards and orchestral samples and a newly completed third movement. “Hroan Of The Ceri Forest” is a new suite. “The Lime Field” is an arrangement of a Baby Dee song using a string, flute and oboe quintet and much lighter in feel.

– Notes:
Composed By, Mixed By – Richard Moult
Flute – Andy Crawford (5) (tracks: B4)
Oboe – Mark Baigent (tracks: B4)
Piano, Keyboards, Guitar, Percussion – Richard Moult
Viola – Alexandria Lawrence (tracks: B1 to B4)
Violin – Ben Sansom (tracks: B1 to B4)

– FCC Compliant: YES
– Recommended Tracks: 7
– Track Reviews:
1. (3:53) Widgael Concerto 1st Movement - dense and dark
2. (9:21) Widgael Concerto 2nd Movement - continuing in dark suspense
3. (10:50) Widgael Concerto 3rd Movement - maybe moving out of the dark forest, the tonal ideas keep shifting, a lot effort but staying stagnant
4. (2:53) Hroan Of The Ceri Forest Part One - more high suspense and piercing violins
5. (10:27) Hroan Of The Ceri Forest Part Two - this is like holding your breath and it is getting boring
6. (5:57) Hroan Of The Ceri Forest Part Three - the tension expands like tree roots, then call and response, abrupt ending
7. (4:46) The Lime Field (Fantasia On A Theme By Baby Dee) - a bit lighter and brighter, like an interesting morning unfolding in the meadow

Track Listing
1.Widgael Concerto 1st Movement 4.Hroan Of The Ceri Forest Part One
2.Widgael Concerto 2nd Movement 5.Hroan Of The Ceri Forest Part Two
3.Widgael Concerto 3rd Movement 6.Hroan Of The Ceri Forest Part Three
 7.The Lime Filed (Fantasia On A A Theme By Baby Dee)