I had some really good finds at our library this week. Here are the new discoveries:
The Nels Cline Singers: Initiate
This is my first exposure to Mr. Cline’s work. Wow! I really get into tracks that either move or build (or both) — his jazz leanings don’t speak to me much, but this disc is filled with stuff that’s much more out there.
Cloud Cult: Light Chasers
Another wow! Craig Minowa’s magnum opus here. I’ve listened to another album of theirs before and I didn’t get it — but this time I do.
Steve Reich: Double Sextet and 2×5
Steve Reich is a rock star of contemporary composers, and both of these suites rock seriously. I’m very turned on by percussion, and Reich makes everything sound percussive. 2×5 is a composition for two electric guitars, piano, bass and drums.
Apocalyptica: Worlds Collide
Cellos rock, and these guys continue to mature. The question is, why aren’t there more cellos rocking?
Wow, that’s quite a list of adventurous music, and they all came from our library. Libraries rock. Seriously.