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Gann, Kyle / Private Dances
Album:Private Dances Collection:Classical
Artist:Gann, Kyle Added:Jan 2008
Label:New Albion Records 

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Add Date:2008-07-20 Pull Date:2008-09-21 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:Aug 10Jul 27

 Recent Airplay
1.Apr 15, 2011:gilt
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4.Aug 08, 2008:The Tainted A-Word
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2.Jul 14, 2009:Jena & Gomorrah
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5.Jul 25, 2008:Oatmeal
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3.Jan 01, 2009:Hangover Helper

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2008-07-05 
Modern classical: Mostly solo piano, with small chamber groups performing tracks 7 and 9. Tonal work, a very 'classical' feel with ear-pleasing melodies on most of the tracks. (A gut-testing exception is #9.) Piano performed by Bay Area (and New Albion) fave Sarah Cahill.

1-6: The title suite, with moods pretty much outlined by the titles. Very melodic, soundtrack-y, bordering on new age.
1- Sneaky mid/fast riff
2- Autumnal feel, light and fluttering. Parts of the melody could be mistaken for Godfather outtakes.
3- Light playing, heavy mood.
4- Really slow
5- Mysterious and deep; strong mid/fast movement.
6- Jazzy, ragtime. Thick pulse.

7- Chamber combo. Sad and pastoral, then a faster dramatic segment. Some almost jazzy clarinet turns, and a strong lush violin climax.
8- Delicate and downcast.
9- Microtonal, for a very "off" sound distorting an otherwise pleasant flute melody. (29-note scale; see liner notes). Decent amount of tension and drama. The question is whether you can take the microtones.
10- Dramatic tones. Later: lighter, quieter, and fleet

Track Listing
1.Sexy 6.Swingin'
2.Sad 7.Hovenweep
3.Sentimental 8.Time Does Not Exist
4.Sultry 9.The Day Revisited
5.Saintly 10.On Reading Emerson