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ARTIST
TITLE
Descansos, past
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
CB 021CD CB 021CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/28/2005

"Descansos, past is moody, intimate 'in memoriam' music for double bass (performed by Barry Newton) and a choir of nine cellos led by new-music-champion cellist Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick." Descansos, past inhabits the same haunted soundscape as Fox's 2004 release, The City The Wind Swept Away -- the unconventional scoring (pizzicato bass and nine bowed cellos) produces a sort of lush bleakness that evokes the windswept open spaces of the American West. Perhaps Descansos evokes the strange roadside memorials that gave Fox his title, but to these Eastern ears, it is reminiscent of the brooding lyricism of England's Gavin Bryars. This is a music that seems to linger even after the recording itself has ended." -- John Schaefer. 15 minute EP.