|Rolnick, Neil / Extended Family|
|Artist:||Rolnick, Neil||Added:||Apr 2011|
|Add Date:||2011-06-26||Pull Date:||2011-08-28||Charts:||Classical/Experimental|
|Week Ending:||Aug 21||Jul 24||Jul 17||Jul 10||Jul 3|
|1.||Aug 17, 2011:||Memory Select |
The Gene Pool
|4.||Jul 06, 2011:||consummate classical |
|2.||Jul 22, 2011:||Songs: Cantan |
|5.||Jul 06, 2011:||Grace |
Siblings, The Gene Pool
|3.||Jul 13, 2011:||Grace |
Cousins & Uncles & Aunts
|6.||Jul 01, 2011:||Songs: Cantan |
Three modern-classical pieces. String quartet tracks 1-5 all acoustic, no studio trickery or extended playing, melodic even if dissonance is frequently employed. Track 6 is a journey through several styles of piano, with a little bit of computer composition accompaniment. Track 7 is a spoken word + effect mashup with the artist relating a disconcerting health issue dispassionately.|
+1. An insistent pattern of angular harmonies and melodic snippets, played by string quartet.
+2.Gentle, tentative. Instruments play solo and then together.
3.Pleasant bits interspersed with agitated bits.
+4.Old wise lamenting cello, lyrical violin, eulogizing viola.
5. Slightly dissonant, mid-fast, gets more dissonant
+6.Piano piece with synth accompaniment. Starts off boogie-woogie with fat buzzy bass accompaniment, turns to Peanuts-like jazz and layers on, turns expansive, turns jittery, turns minimalist- keeps flowing from style to style. A good piano showpiece with computer accompaniment for color. For 24 mins, you won’t be bored
+7. swirling tones like sci-fi tinnitus with composer talking about losing hearing in one ear. It’s processed so at times the speech repeats and blends in to goofy 8-bit tunes, which in turn mimic the speech. Listen to how your senses decay. (This is part 1 of a larger performance involving more stories & personnel than here).
|1.||The Gene Pool||4.||Loss|
|3.||Cousins & Uncles & Aunts||6.||Faith|