Giacinto Scelsi – “The Orchestral Works 2”

Jim ‘This has been on rotation chez JG for weeks. I previously only knew his piano music and picked this up recently in Chicago. Sombre clustery drones moan and coalesce, build in unearthly cresecndso, with instrumental timbres mingling to create new textures. In a similar area to the Spectralists like Grisey and Murail, which I have ben listening to a lot and trying to decipher how they create their work.’

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.

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