Quey Percussion Duo / Sonichroma
Album: Sonichroma   Collection:Classical
Artist:Quey Percussion Duo   Added:Dec 2019
Label:Innova Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2020-01-15 Pull Date: 2020-04-29 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Mar 15 Mar 8 Mar 1 Feb 23 Jan 26
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 06, 2021: Music Casserole
Rhapsody For Vibraphone And Marimba
4. Feb 27, 2020: Old Fart At Play
Impressions Of Chinese Opera - Chang He Zuo
2. Mar 14, 2020: Music Casserole
Impressions Of Chinese Opera - Chang He Zuo
5. Feb 25, 2020: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Sonichroma - Electric Amaranth, Sonichroma - Cerulean Dusk, Sonichroma - Arilyde Spark, Rhapsody For Vibraphone And Marimba
3. Mar 05, 2020: Old Fart At Play
Sonichroma - Arilyde Spark
6. Feb 22, 2020: Music Casserole
Sonichroma - Cerulean Dusk

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2020-01-02
Reviewed: 2020—01-01
Genre: Classical (X)
FCCs: none
Review: Quey Percussion Duo has an unmistakable style that blends traditions of Western percussion, “world,” contemporary, classical, and popular music to create colorful sound worlds that often place focus on interlocking counterpoint and musical multi-tasking. The music is both breathtaking and virtuosic. Their latest recording is a small selection of the many works written for the duo over the past 16 years, which have been created through three large commission contests and by working directly with composers.
If You Like: Ancient Future, World Percussion Group
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Paper Covers Rock (7:06) – xylophone starts> midtempo duet with shifting percussion instruments> quick stop
***2/ Rhapsody For Vibraphone & Marimba (7:48) –marimba starts> midtempo duet builds to uptempo> pause> midtempo duet builds to fast tempo> quick stop
Impressions Of A Chinese Opera
^^3/ 1. Chang He Zuo (7:16) – tongue drum starts> slow tempo duet slowly builds to lightning fast> quick fade
4/ 2. Nian (3:35) – vocal shout with cymbals start> midtempo duet with occasional vocal injections> quick fade
5/ 3. Da (8:17) – slow beats on frame drum start, slowly build in tempo, then slows again> pause> fast tempo drum percussion duet> pause> fast tempo drum & percussion duet with shifting tempos & instruments> quick stop
**6/ In The History of Man (6:50) – marimba starts> slow tempo duet builds to midtempo with shifting instruments & tempos> slow fade
*7/ Khamsin (6:00) – stick percussion starts> lightning fast tempo duet> pause> midtempo duet swings uptempo & back> pause> midtempo duet> fade> pause> midtempo duet> swings uptempo> quick stop
Sonichroma (with the schwab Philharmonic Orchestra))
*8/ 1. Arylide Spark (7:28) – woodwinds start slow, swing into uptempo jam with shifting instruments> crescendo end
*9/ 2. Cerulean Dusk (12:37) – silence starts> bassoons kick in> slow jam builds to midtempo with shifting instruments> pause> slow duet> orchestra joins in slow jam> builds to uptempo> pause> slow jam with orchestra> slow fade
*10/ 3. Electric Amaranth (5:30) – percussion section starts> uptempo jam with shifting instruments> crescendo> uptempo jam> pause> slow percussion duet slowly builds to uptempo jam> quick stop

Track Listing
1. Paper Covers Rock   6. In The History Of Man
2. Rhapsody For Vibraphone And Marimba   7. Khamsin
3. Impressions Of Chinese Opera - Chang He Zuo   8. Sonichroma - Arilyde Spark
4. Impressions Of Chinese Opera - Nian   9. Sonichroma - Cerulean Dusk
5. Impressions Of Chinese Opera - Da   10. Sonichroma - Electric Amaranth