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Kelly Moran, one of the more recent and avant garde of Warp's signings eschews the dancefloor in favour of something more freeform and dare-I-say-it, thought-provoking on this new session.
Recorded specifically for Warp's 'TX' series, the five tracks here show off the composer's multi-instrumental and classically trained ear perfectly. "In Parallel" and "Helic 2" are both transmitted acoustically, and demonstrate advanced skill on both harp and piano compositions.
"Interlude 1" opens side B with a tranquil moment of eastern mystery, before "Love Birds" opens up a bouquet of staccato wind chimes. Enchanted and completely ethereal, it's like your stood in a magical mood garden full of Elven-sorcery and sprite-like figures.
"Radian" concludes, a heart wrenchingly powerful solo piano missive with suspended organ drones as underlay.
A breathtaking piece of modern classical mixed with atmospheric electronica and a standout piece from the series. Recommended.
Matt says: A really strong session from Kelly who shuns convention and delivers an arresting piece of modern classical greatness. If like me you know little of this artist, this is an excellent insight!
A1. In Parallel (acoustic)
A2. Helix 2 (TransAcoustic)
B1. Interlude 1
B2. Love Birds (acoustic)
B3. Radian (TransAcoustic)