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1. Confluence 15:32 2. Volt / Going 9:36 3. Indistancing 9:49 4. Channel 9:15 All music by Gelb/ Larner/ Hikage except Volt by Larner. Philip Gelb - shakuhachi Brett Larner - koto Shoko Hikage - koto Recorded live at "Sweat Shop", San Francisco, on 29/08/98 by Oran Canfield.
This is something you can feel almost physically - call of the wild, shamanic motets and dances; the ancient magic and occultism... But, firstly, please try to listen to the real Grandeur of this contemporary chamber music until... you understand that you are somewhere Far Away, in medieval Japan, China or Korea.
Maybe, it's a Jazz, but all improvisations sound absolutely unlike the jazzy improvisations. I will be more in agreement if the music by this trio could be compared to contemporary Classical music. Is this Avante-Garde? Then why is it full of Harmony? And this Harmony is beautiful. This is a short yet very sincere review.
I am not able to talk about this unique music more. I'm not a specialist here, but I am sure this is a real Classic for Today, a real Classic for the Future. I feel it... "And it is my Summary on this elegant magical complexity.
VM. July 15, 2000
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