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May 17th, 2019

cyberinsekt

Laurence Crane - Riis

Laurence Crane is a British composer who has written some of the most significant works of late minimalism. One such is his 1995 piece Riis for electric organ, clarinet and cello. It's made from the sparest of materials and the simplest of intervals, but there always seems to be something pulsing away underneath the surface. It's been recorded several times; some versions are quite sombre but I love this version by the Norwegian ensemble Asamisimasa. It's filled with light and clarity, and in such perfect balance that the heaviest of weights can be moved with the deftest of touches. A gorgeous recording that has been known to bring tears to my eyes. From the 2016 album Sound of Horse.

Laurence Crane - Riis
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