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Multiple Reviews

The Complete Obscure Records Collection 1975-1978

Read "The Complete Obscure Records Collection 1975-1978" reviewed by Chris May

The first ever CD box set gathering the complete 10-album catalogue of Brian Eno's Obscure Records has been released by Italian-based label Dialogo. In the mid to late 1970s, Obscure gave a platform to some of the most significant young British composers of experimental music, together with a few Americans. In a quiet way spectacularly successful, the label's work continues to influence musicians in the 2020s. Some Obscure albums have never previously been available on CD and at least four ...

Live Review

Gavin Bryars Ensemble At Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival 2014

Read "Gavin Bryars Ensemble At Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival 2014" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Gavin Bryars Ensemble St. Michael's Church Enniskillen N. Ireland August 1, 2014 That an anonymous homeless man, singing quietly to himself on a London street in 1971, should inspire a standing ovation and a well of emotions among the audience in St. Michael's Church forty three years later says much for the power of art to alter the way we view the world. Bassist/composer Bryars was briefly part of the 1960s British ...

Album Review

Gavin Bryars: The Marvellous Aphorisms of Gavin Bryars: The Early Years

Read "The Marvellous Aphorisms of Gavin Bryars: The Early Years" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

While Gavin Bryars is best known for his long-form compositions ("The Sinking of the Titanic, Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet), he also played a significant role in the early development of British free improv, playing bass in the trio Joseph Holbrooke with Derek Bailey and Tony Oxley. He left the trio, which was far from any level of fame, to focus on composing and on this CD the New York label Mode presents four of those early pieces in ...

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