The material of world-famous minimalist composer Philip Glass has been subject to a number of stunning interpretations and remixes over the years —take 2012’s Rework featuring Nosaj Thing, Amon Tobin and Pantha Du Prince for example – or the versions of classical pianist Bruce Brubaker, released by French label InFiné in 2015. The imprint has commissioned a number of remixes for those interpretations that are just as compelling: the bill is comprised of Warp duo Plaid, Akufen, Veteran Michigan producer John Beltran, InFiné newcomer Julian Earle and Biblo as well as Luxembourgian composer Francesco Tristano. The latter sparked the entire project with his organic dance rework (‘Knee For Thought’) which he based on Brubaker’s interpretation of Glass’ Einstein On The Beach. Whereas Earle transforms the glistening rapid piano passages of ‘Mad Rush’ into an uptempo house number, Plaid impose a rather slurping beat on the gentle patterns of ‘Metarmorphosis 5’.
released October 9, 2015
Julian Earle, Akufen, John Beltran, Biblo, Francesco Tristano, Plaid
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This superb album carries classical reinterpretations with style and innovation. The minimalist piano pieces are brought into a new light, infused with electronic ambient tracks that englobe the piano rather than just extracting a sampling snippet. Murcof’s style shinning through all of the composer's works making this a very meaningful album of dialogue between neo-classism, contemporary, minimalism, ambient, electronic music possible today. Margaret Harmer
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LIke tman1015, I am a little scared of this album. It is a deeply shocking and accurate musical portrayal of senile dementia -inasmuch as I've (sadly) observed members of friends and family become gradually subsumed by it.
Yet it is captivating, there are many moments of beauty along the way. I cannot stop going back for another listen.
I wonder if anyone (apart from the artist) has managed to listen all the way through in one sitting. I am not even close to managing yet. Simon Woolf