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Laurence Crane: Natural World

Read "Natural World" reviewed by John Eyles


Compared to the number of albums which many jazz or improvising musicians release, it can often be an eye-opener to glance at the discography of musicians from other genres. For example, although composer Laurence Crane was born in Oxford in 1961, is Professor of Composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and his music ...

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Laurence Crane: Natural World

Read "Natural World" reviewed by Marat Ingeldeev


Natural World is Laurence Crane's welcome and long-overdue addition to Another Timbre's catalogue of curiously beautiful music. Not only does this album sound fresh, but it also retains that essence of what makes the composer's music sound like it does: always on the edge of elegantly tripping up, but still managing to maintain its balance. This ...

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Eden Lonsdale: Clear and Hazy Moons

Read "Clear and Hazy Moons" reviewed by Marat Ingeldeev


It is always great to see well-established record labels boldly promoting new names for listeners to enjoy, as was the case when the UK-based Another Timbre released Marco Baldini's debut CD Vesperi in February 2023 (reviewed previously). Luckily for us, that was not the only new name to many on that batch of releases: Eden Lonsdale's ...

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Laurence Crane: Composer of the Year?

Read "Laurence Crane: Composer of the Year?" reviewed by John Eyles


Laurence Crane is a contemporary composer who was born in Oxford in 1961. He has said of his music, “I use simple and basic musical objects-- common chords and intervals, arpeggios, drones, cadences, fragments of scales and melodies. The materials may seem familiar, perhaps even rather ordinary, but my aim is to find a fresh beauty ...


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