Llyrìa

Llyrìa

by Nik Bärtsch's Ronin
     
 

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The third album from one of the most exciting young European bands, Llyrìa follows on from Stoa and Holon, the recordings that established Swiss band Ronin on the international scene. Leader Nik Bärtsch's "modular" pieces still define the context of the group's music, but the committed input of the individual Ronin members has lifted the work to

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The third album from one of the most exciting young European bands, Llyrìa follows on from Stoa and Holon, the recordings that established Swiss band Ronin on the international scene. Leader Nik Bärtsch's "modular" pieces still define the context of the group's music, but the committed input of the individual Ronin members has lifted the work to the next level, blurring the distinctions between composition, improvisation, and interpretation.

The music has become more open, so much so that Bärtsch's old buzzwords like "Zen funk" and "ritual groove music" now scarcely apply, and even "minimalism" is only a distant reference. Reed player Sha shines brightly here, and lyrical melodic themes make themselves felt, but perhaps this, more than its predecessors, is a drummer's record, its beats lovingly crafted by Kasper Rast and percussionist Andi Pupato. The album was recorded in the South of France in March 2010, with Manfred Eicher producing. From the Label

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Release Date:
10/12/2010
Label:
Ecm Records
UPC:
0602527428208
catalogNumber:
0014666
Rank:
93013

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