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Glass Farm Ensemble / In Four
Album:In Four Collection:Classical
Artist:Glass Farm Ensemble Added:04/2008
Label:Innova Recordings 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-08-17 Pull Date:2008-10-19 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:19 Oct28 Sep21 Sep31 Aug
Airplays:1113

 Recent Airplay
1.May 21, 2011:Music Casserole
Louis Andriesson: Hout
4.Jan 01, 2009:Music Casserole
Louis Andriesson: Hout
2.Apr 29, 2011:gilt
Louis Andriesson: Hout
5.Oct 17, 2008:Memory Select: Tom Djll's "Mockracy"
Peter Herbert: Deafening Silence [excerpt]
3.Oct 24, 2009:Music Casserole
Louis Andriesson: Hout
6.Sep 26, 2008:Memory Select
Elizabeth Hoffman: Holonyms

Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2008-08-01 
Interesting mix of contemporary pieces, all on the dissonant/prog side to varying degrees. Played by a quartet who apparently appreciate a challenge. This ensemble formed in 2000 NYC, this is their first CD, and the liner notes are written by the composers of the pieces within.

+1. Mid-fast angular, minimal, playful even (as much as something so clearly influenced by 80s Phillip Glass can be playful). Fun to listen to. Cool “reverb”- the sax plays a series, which is echoed by piano, marimba, etc. Middle is a little trippy. 10-minute-length could be maddening for some. Way cool with headphones!
2. Generally slow with a few “trills”, short. Use for an atonal, mostly chill, interlude.
3. Anxiously running up and down the scale, meanders with a valium, then rushes again.
+4.out-there jazzy avant-classical. Questioning, slightly anxious
+5.Prog, wide changes in speed/volume, nice piano in parts, lots of extended techniques.
6.too squeaky & dissonant for me, though the “train” at around t-5:10 is cool
7.Anthemic, rocky/proggy, could imagine it being a cover of a popular tune (but it isn’t). Abrasive. Complex rhythms in the middle.

Track Listing
1.Louis Andriesson: Hout 4.Yvonne Troxler:Kaleidoskop Iii
2.Yvonne Troxler:Kaleidoskop I 5.Peter Herbert: Deafening Silence
3.Yvonne Troxler:Kaleidoskop Ii 6.Elizabeth Hoffman: Holonyms
 7.Wolfgang Heiniger: In Four