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Cygnus Ensemble / Gone For Foreign
Album:Gone For Foreign Collection:Classical
Artist:Cygnus Ensemble Added:Sep 2006
Label:Bridge Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-10-01 Pull Date:2006-12-03 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:Nov 26Nov 5Oct 29Oct 22Oct 15Oct 8

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 31, 2011:Mixed Up Class
Babbitt: Swan song no. 1
4.Dec 01, 2008:Mixed Up Class
Babbitt: Swan song no. 1
2.Jan 24, 2011:Mixed Up Class
Babbitt: Swan song no. 1
5.Nov 14, 2007:Are You There God? It's Me, Eran Mukamel. (seventeen-tone)
Swan Song No. 1 (Milton Babbitt)
3.Oct 24, 2009:Music Casserole
Gone For Foreign - 5. Brokenless (David Claman)
6.Nov 22, 2006:beat.net chapter 53.0: e.g., eran mukamel, or even chichikov the cheap [sub]
Mindscape-Four Poetic Images - 1. Pilgrimage (Akemi Naito)

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-10-05 
Contemporary classical music, many tracks with world influences. Lots of dissonance, very cool instrumentation - flute oboe guitar cello mandolin banjo violin. Most tracks end up to 10 seconds early. Fantastic CD! FCC clean. Favs 3, 11, 12.

1. Dissonant and rockin’.
2. Dissonant fluttering and sliding.
*3. Weird syncopation! YEAH.
4. Woosy.
5. Slow and sparse. String drone. Guitar is the main active instrument.
6. Weird plucking and very fast repeated notes. Annoying in a good way.
7-10. A more romantic-sounding piece – less dissonant. Sorta new age.
7. Slow full and rich.
8. Slower. Good climax at 1:30 left.
9. Cool flute intro – going out of tune and pitch bending.
10. Cool plucking. Alternates between lush romantic sound and out-of-tune freakouts.
*11. Oddly trance-inducing syncopations. Dissonant. Awesome banjo!!
*12. Most “difficult listening” piece on the disc, but once you get into it it’s a masterpiece. Disjunct.

Track Listing
1.Gone For Foreign - 1. Gone For Foreign (David Claman) 7.Mindscape-Four Poetic Images - 1. Pilgrimage (Akemi Naito)
2.Gone For Foreign - 2. Very Less (David Claman) 8.Mindscape-Four Poetic Images - 2. Wind Of Ruin (Akemi Naito)
3.Gone For Foreign - 3. English Medicine (David Claman) 9.Mindscape-Four Poetic Images - 3. A Starlight Night (Akemi Naito)
4.Gone For Foreign - 4. One Help (David Claman) 10.Mindscape-Four Poetic Images - 4. Perception (Akemi Naito)
5.Gone For Foreign - 5. Brokenless (David Claman) 11.Plectrum Spectrum (Rolv Yttrehus)
6.A Giddy Thing (William Anderson) 12.Swan Song No. 1 (Milton Babbitt)