|Lockwood, Annea / Thousand Year Dreaming|
|Album:||Thousand Year Dreaming||Collection:||General|
|1.||Fri, 22 Aug 08:||Wedge|
This single 43-minute track has a jazz/improv feel, combining indigenous instruments (didjeridoo, conch shells) with modern ones (oboe, saxophones, etc.) |
While drums are absent, or at least not prominent (I'm writing this from memory without the CD handy), the piece has the feel of a drum circle. It starts in near silence, with faint hums and rattles of some of the instruments, and occasional spikes of sound. More active improvising emerges later, the climax being a long didjeridoo-led segment that's bracketed on either end by oboe improv. It all winds up in a neat little flourish. The early parts of the piece take a lot of patience, but it's worth it.
|1.||Thousand Year Dreaming|