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Quattro Mani / Re-Structures
Album:Re-Structures Collection:Classical
Artist:Quattro Mani Added:Feb 2018

A-File Activity
Add Date:2018-02-16 Pull Date:2018-04-20 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:Apr 1Mar 11Feb 25Feb 18

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 31, 2018:Music Casserole
4.Feb 20, 2018:Oszone
Out Of The Blue
2.Mar 10, 2018:Markov Chain Gang
5.Feb 17, 2018:Old Fart at Play
Tangos For The Road
3.Feb 23, 2018:Cardinal Importance

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-02-09 
Reviewed: 2018-02-09
Genre: Classical
FCCs: none
Review: This latest disc has the intrepid duo playing a far-ranging selection of new compositions. They have increased their range over their previous disc and added new instruments. Tracks 2-9 are meant to be all one piece but can be played separately. Every track is a new adventure. I pretty much liked the whole disc. So sue me.
If You Like: Phillip Glass, Steve Reich, Xenakis
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Out Of The Blue (2:45) – uptempo piano duet with hints of ragtime
Cembal D’Amore (Second Book) (19:51) (piano & harpsichord)
2/ Part 1 (:57) – off-kilter uptempo duet with interesting counterpoint
*3/ Part 2 (3:45) – midtempo duet with pretty melody> slows to fade
4/ Part 3 (2:24) – uptempo duet jumps to new heights with repetitive riffs> fast tempo duet> quick stop
5/ Part 4 (:53) – lightning fast duet with interesting interplay
6/ Part 5 (3:48) –slow & plodding duet
*7/ Part 6 (3:09) – midtempo duet with engaging counterpoint> quick stop
*8/ Part 7 (2:18) – heavy chords start> fast tempo duet> quick stop
*9/ Part 8 (2:42) – fast tempo duet> off-kilter bridge> interesting counterpoint> quick stop
*10/ Re-Structures (11:56) (2 pianos & electronics) – off-kilter slow duet start with flurries of notes> false stop> pretty melody played slowly swings into midtempo with interesting counterpoint, then morphs into wild off-kilter uptempo duet with heavy notes> slows to slow tempo> quick fade
*11/ Eletut Lebenslauf Op. 32 (6:23) (two pianos & basset horns) – slow off-kilter jam with heavy chords> false stop> jam picks up again> quick stop
*12/ Tango For The Road (7:43) – uptempo piano duet tango> crescendo end

Track Listing
1.Out Of The Blue 7.Cembal D' Amore (Second Book) - Part 6
2.Cembal D' Amore (Second Book) - Part 1 8.Cembal D' Amore (Second Book) - Part 7
3.Cembal D' Amore (Second Book) - Part 2 9.Cembal D' Amore (Second Book) - Part 8
4.Cembal D' Amore (Second Book) - Part 3 10.Re-Structures
5.Cembal D' Amore (Second Book) - Part 4 11.Eletut Lebenslauf (0p. 32)
6.Cembal D' Amore (Second Book) - Part 5 12.Tangos For The Road