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Supove, Kathleen / Eye to Ivory
Album:Eye to Ivory Collection:Classical
Artist:Supove, Kathleen Added:04/2020
Label:Starkland 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2020-04-22 
Reviewed: 2020—04-22
Genre: Classical (X)
FCCs: none
Review: On her latest disc, innovative pianist Supove performs 5 recent compositions by new music composers (noted on the back of the jacket), incorporating electronics, extended techniques, theatrics, vocalizations, and the Yamaha Disklavier. “If one desires fresh sounds on an instrument as revered as the piano, look no further than the impressive discography of Supové.” – Matthew Younglove
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Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Eye To Ivory (15:21) – piano starts heavy and dark> pause> piano starts heavy, swings into fast tempo arpeggios, then slows> pause> piano plays midtempo like a ballet accompaniment, then swings into lightning fast tempo> pause> piano starts slow & meditative> pause> piano starts heavy, then swings into rocking uptempo> pause> piano slows to meditative & hesitating> quick stop
**2/ Talkback IV (8:28) – piano starts> fast tempo off-kilter composition including electronic & acoustic pianos> slows to midtempo, then swings back to rocking off-kilter uptempo, then slows to a jagged midtempo> quick stop
3/ Rama Broom (12:28) – piano starts slow & methodical, builds in volume> intermittent vocal injected> big chord end
The Privacy Of My Own Home
4/ I (1:55) - heavy piano with jovial electronic vocal> quick fade
5/ II (0:57) – rocking uptempo piano with electronic chirps> quick stop
6/ III (0:53) – midtempo piano with electronic vocal interjections> quick stop
7/ IV (1:11) – lightning fast upper register piano with electronic chirps interjected> quick stop
8/ V (0:47) – midtempo piano with electronics injected> quick stop
9/ VI (0:51) – midtempo piano with electronics injected> quick stop
10/ VII (0:34) – rocking uptempo with laughing electronics> quick stop
11/ VIII (0:29) – rocking uptempo with barking electronics> quick stop
12/ IX (1:57) – heavy midtempo with laughing electronics> quick stop
Landmine
*13/ Append (3:29) – piano starts lightning fast> slows to midtempo, then swings back to full throttle, then slows into off-kilter electronic midtempo> quick stop
**14/ Swap (1:42) – piano starts heavy, swings into uptempo with electronics> fade
*15/ Invoke A Shell (5:24) – piano starts jagged & slow with electronics> fade
**16/ Quit Without Saving (6:59) – piano starts jagged & midtempo with electronics, builds in volume & intensity> crescendo end

Track Listing
1.Eye to Ivory 9.In the Privacy of My Own Home - Vl
2.Talkback 4 10.In the Privacy of My Own Home - Vll
3.Rama Broom 11.In the Privacy of My Own Home - Vlll
4.In the Privacy of My Own Home - I 12.In the Privacy of My Own Home - Lx
5.In the Privacy of My Own Home - Il 13.Landmine - Append
6.In the Privacy of My Own Home - Ill 14.Landmine - Swap
7.In the Privacy of My Own Home - Iv 15.Landmine - Invoke a Shell
8.In the Privacy of My Own Home - V 16.Landmine - Quit Without Saving