Reynolds, Graham / Difference Engine, The
Album: Difference Engine, The   Collection:Classical
Artist:Reynolds, Graham   Added:Apr 2011
Label:Innova Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-07-17 Pull Date: 2011-09-18 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Jul 31 Jul 24
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 27, 2024: Music Casserole
The Astronomer (Adrian Quesada Remix), Movement Iv: Late At Night/The Astronomer
3. Jul 20, 2011: Grace
Movement Ii: Ada
2. Jul 27, 2011: Amazing Grace
The Remixes: The Cogwheel Brain (Octopus Project Remix)
4. Jul 13, 2011: Grace
Movement Iii: Cam Stack & Crank Handle

Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2011-07-13
Part 1 Listenable modern classical, Part 2 post-rock. Two discs in one. First 5 tracks are movements of a piece (which can also stand alone) for strings, piano, and bass. And there are a lot of strings-7 violins, 2 violas, 4 cellos. Part 2 are remixes by various people of the tracks in part 1 which veer between post-rock and electronica. All tracks good.

Difference Engine Concerto:
1. 1:09.Dramatic pizzicato intro. Strings dance and slide. Goes well w/next track
2. 4:51 Slow but tense strings, gentle piano acts as brief catalyst bringing strings down to quite middle & lyrical lament. Ends optimistic w/full ensemble.
3. 5:01 Percussive & scratched strings, catchy. Cello & viola sound gypsy. Should be a dance for skeletons or mantises.
4. 6:07 Reflective piano and strings in 1st half. 2nd half faster, more minimal strings, then back to calm.
5. 4:23 Screeky intro, fast and busy piano & ensemble, a little lyrical interlude overwhelmed by a tidal wave & storm of activity

6. 4:36 pizzicato string loop over 70’s sounding synths, good elements of old krautrock. Near end a heavy drum loop kicks it!
7.Noisy drum loop, buzzy bass. Ready for rap. Strings from original relatively unmolested until 2nd half where it goes in a new direction, more trip-hop
8. Sunny and cheesy intro, turns into a spy instrumental with a funky bridge
9. Minimal- solo very high pitched violin loops until halfway when a fast paced drum machine and revving-up sound take the tension up a notch- then a crows applauses- and back to gabber-speed beat
10.Gentle string intro, then a chill beat & synths mix with strings, mid-fast

Track Listing
1. The Concerto: Movement I: The Cogwheel Brain   6. The Remixes: The Cogwheel Brain (Octopus Project Remix)
2. Movement Ii: Ada   7. Cam Stack & Crank Handle (Graham Reynolds Remix)
3. Movement Iii: Cam Stack & Crank Handle   8. The Astronomer (Adrian Quesada Remix)
4. Movement Iv: Late At Night/The Astronomer   9. The Difference Engine (Peter Stopschinski Remix)
5. Movement V: The Difference Engine   10. Ada (Dj Spooky Remix)