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ARTIST
TITLE
Cloudland
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
PONDER 062CD PONDER 062CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/25/2009

Featuring Robert & Ronald Lippok (To Rococo Rot, Tarwater). "The music of Ludovico Einaudi is deeply rooted in the classical tradition. However, the pianist and composer stretches the boundaries of orthodox definitions of the genre and creates music that defies easy categorization. In 2006, Einaudi toured Europe with the popular German electronica artists Robert & Ronald Lippok. These artists' exceptional improvisatory collaboration is what makes Cloudland such an exceptional recording. The album title comes from a paradise-like retreat mentioned in Amos Tutuola's novel The Palm-Wine Drinkard. This is not the first effort to merge electronics with classical music. Carsten Nicolai worked with Ryuichi Sakamoto, Carl Craig and Moritz von Oswald injected Ravel's 'Bolero' with a techno twist. Today, a whole new generation of musicians are as comfortable with a laptop as with classical instruments. Einaudi and the Lippoks have created a masterpiece for this new and growing audience."