Richard D James has lost none of his touch over the years – still as stark and ear-grabbing as he was when we heard the first AphexTwin release – at a level that really lives up to all the faith we've had in his music over the years! This EP is bubbling over with blips, beats, and bassy bottoms that are more than enough to rumble our speakers right off the racks – a few variations on the title "Cheetah" tune, and a few more on "Cirklon" – all in a mode that's partly old school electro, partly that future sound and vision that we love from James. CD
Daniel Hope —
For Seasons ... CD Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 2017. New Copy ...
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A very cool project from Daniel Hope – one that follows off his work with Max Richter on Vivaldi Recomposed – as it first features an unusual take on Vivaldi's "Four Seasons", then moves into different month-based performances of work from talents as diverse as Chilly Gonzales, Kurt Weill, Nils Frahm, AphexTwin, and Richter himself – as well as work by more traditional composers like Schumann, Bach, and Tchaikovsky! The "Four Seasons" performance takes up the first section of the album, which then moves into month-by-month titles based around the work of the other composers – performed by Hope on lead violin, with the Zurcher Kammerorchester, and instrumentation from Chilly Gonzales on piano, Claudio Bohorquez on cello, Jane Berthe on harp, and Naoki Kitaya on organ. CD