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3-4 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
If Night Is A Weed And Day Grows Less
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SR 209CD SR 209CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/29/2004

"Recorded in Montréal, Canada, If Night Is A Weed And Day Grows Less, the 4th solo CD by Mitchell Akiyama, marks a more concerted return to Akiyama's classical roots. All eight pieces grew out of four piano compositions that were torn apart and reassembled -- fragments of one piece contaminating another -- reordered melodies, hidden references, obscured refrains. It is weeds fighting the hegemony of the lawn, it is the possibility of anarchy resulting in fleeting orders of beauty, it is the progeny of Steve Reich, Michel Foucault and Marcel Duchamp. The clear melodic beauty of Christian Fennesz but with a piano..."