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Welcome to my blog. Here I will be posting reviews of contemporary classical music recordings released mainly within the last year—although there may be some older stuff reviewed from time to time.

  1. EVA REITER: Noch sind wir ein Wort ... | Jess Reviews

    Eva Reiter Noch sind wir ein Wort ...

    There are six pieces on this release of works composed between 2009 and 2017 by recorder player, early music specialist and composer Eva Reiter; but despite her extensive early music experience, don't mistake her compositions for neo-baroque pastiches (at least not all the time)! In reality, beginning with Noch sind wir ein Wort ... for contrabass recorder, double bass, choir and electronics, we are thrust into an utterly unashamedly original
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    Updated Jan-06-2020 at 04:17 by composer jess

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    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  2. MARCO MOMI: Almost Nowhere | Jess Reviews

    Marco Momi Almost Nowhere

    There are three pieces on this, and only the third with which I am already familiar. Ludica III includes an array of electronic sounds in conjunction with the more traditionally acoustic sounds drawn from Nikel, the featured ensemble on this disc made up of saxophone, electric guitar, percussion and piano. Although this is something I would certainly love a lot, unfortunately some of the electronic diffusion might sound better on speakers rather than headphones
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