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Donder: Untitled Album

Read "Untitled Album" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The Belgian piano trio Donder released their debut album in 2016. Entitled Still (Self Produced), the music is spacious and oddly beautiful, inspired in part by “cries and whispers of the world." It proved to be an adeptly-crafted piano trio outing, remarkable for the mix of avant-garde sensibilities and an overall prediction of Donder's dawning profundity. This from three men born in 1995, clocking in at twenty years of age apiece at the time of the recording. ...

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Donder: Still

Read "Still" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

A tiny brick chapel in the gloom of dusk, double doors flung open revealing a bright interior of the edifice in the foreground of dark, dense foliage, on the cover of Still, the debut CD release of the Belgium-based piano trio, Donder. The imagery portrays to perfection the music of the group. Reflective and often minimalist, neat and lovely in its architecture, appealing in its apparent simplicity. It's impossible to avoid an ECM Records comparison with Still, specifically ...


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