Smoke & Mirrors Percussion Ensemble (CD)

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German Audiophile Pressing
High Resolution Virgin Polycarbonate


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Smoke and Mirrors uses rhythm, pitch and timbre to create intensely effective experiences. The recording includes compositions by Steve ReichEric WhitacreHappenstance, a world premiere recording by Derek Tywoniuk, and works by Toru Takemitsu and Ravel.  It opens with Reich’s complex Nagoya Marimbas which shows off the virtuosity of the ensemble. Together the five musicians weave into filaments of sound and rhythm as if they were one person.

Sleep is based on Whitacre’s beautiful choral work; this stunning arrangement preserves the essence of the choir, creating an equally beautiful percussion soundscape. Toru Takemitsu’s Rain Tree is a quiet contemporary work which continuously metamorphoses itself in a smooth sea of tonality. Closing the album is Ravel’s Sonatine, a naturally rhythmic composition that showcases the true spirit of Ravel’s music.


1 review for Smoke & Mirrors Percussion Ensemble (CD)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    MC Osborne

    I received the Smoke and Mirrors CD and love it. Fabulous musicianship and impeccable sound and production. After listening to Smoke and Mirrors I placed an order for the Vanish CD. Can’t wait to listen to that.

    • Bob Attiyeh

      Thank you! Smoke & Mirrors and their recordings remain some of Yarlung’s absolute highlights. I’m glad you are enjoying their work so much. We look forward to more percussion!

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