Eighth Blackbird Archive
DAN TRUEMAN/ IARLA O LIONAIRD: Olagon, A Cantata in Doublespeak – Dan Trueman, fiddle/ Iarla O Lionaird, vocals/ Eighth Blackbird – Cedille
They should put a warning label on this: Listen to the end! DAN TRUEMAN/ IARLA O LIONAIRD: Olagon, A Cantata in Doublespeak – Dan Trueman, fiddle/ Iarla O Lionaird, vocals/ Eighth Blackbird – Cedille CDR 90000 174 (2 CDs), 91:09 [Distr. by Naxos] *****: I almost made a tremendous mistake after hearing the first track […]
Up for a little adventure? Eighth Blackbird provides the roller coaster. B01C5PTUSK “Hand Eye” = SLEEPING GIANT: Checkered Shade; Mine, Mime, Meme; I. Touch; II. Pulse; III. Send; South Catalina; By-by Huey; (Crossfade); Cast – Eighth Blackbird – Cedille CDR 90000 162, 72:21 [Distr. by Naxos] ****: Eighth Blackbird is a marvelously innovative ensemble that […]
“FRED LERDAHL, Vol. 4” = Spirals; Three Diatonic Studies; Imbrications; Wake; Fantasy Etudes – Mirka Viitala, piano/ Odense Sym. Orch. /Scott Yoo /Argento Ch. Ens. /Michel Galante /BSO Ch. Players /David Epstein/ eighth blackbird – Bridge
If you want to acquaint yourself with the music of contemporary composer Fred Lerdahl, this is a good place to start.
“Meanwhile” = MISSY MAZZOLI: Still Life with Avalanche; PHILIPPE HUREL: a mesure; ROSHANNE ETEZADY: from Damaged Goods; STEPHEN HARTKE: Meanwhile: music to imaginary puppet plays; PHILIP GLASS: Music in Similar Motion; THOMAS ADES: Catch – eighth blackbird – Cedille BENJAMIN BROENING: “Trembling Air” = like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment; Dark Wood; Traces (i); Nocturne/Doubles; Traces (ii); Arioso/Doubles; Changing Light – eighth blackbird – Bridge
Two great discs, six amazing musicians, seven interesting composers – eighth blackbird does it again!
STEVEN MACKEY: ‘Lonely Motel’ – Steven Mackey, guitar/Rinde Eckert, vocals/ eighth blackbird – Cedille
An oddly compelling stay at this motel is worth the trip!
Reich at first demurred from the project, saying he usually worked with multiples of identical instruments, or at least pairs.