The Year Before Yesterday

The Year Before Yesterday

by Los Angeles Percussion Quartet

CD(with Blu-Ray Audio)

Product Details

Release Date: 09/30/2014
Label: Sono Luminus
UPC: 0053479218025
catalogNumber: 92180

Tracks

  1. Lullaby 5, for 4 percussionists
  2. Blindness, for 4 percussionists
  3. Mallet Quartet, for 4 percussionists
  4. Give Us This Day, for 4 percussionists
  5. The Year Before Yesterday, for 4 percussionists
  6. Fore!, for 4 percussionists
  7. Lullaby 5, for 4 percussionists
  8. Blindness, for 4 percussionists
  9. Mallet Quartet, for 4 percussionists
  10. Give Us This Day, for 4 percussionists
  11. The Year Before Yesterday, for 4 percussionists
  12. Fore!, for 4 percussionists

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The Year Before Yesterday 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First off, I love the title of this recording, “The Year Before Yesterday,” which, as it happens, is also the title of a Brian Aldiss science fiction novel. Totally appropriate, given the nature of this music: spare, atmospheric (in all senses of that word), enigmatic, and wonderfully out of this world. The sounds are produced by the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, whose members play drums, marimbas, vibraphones, chimes, cymbals, and various other instruments as they navigate through amazing compositions by a half-dozen of the most accomplished and forward-looking composers on the planet. Leave behind whatever expectations you might have for percussive-based music. Each of these works is tonally based, albeit in engagingly off-center ways, with sonic contours that are shaped in unexpected yet accessible fashion. Best of all, the members of the LAPQ never let their virtuosity get in the way of the music, always the hallmark of true artistry. Having said that, the lyricism, tonal colors, drama and emotion they conjure is nothing short of breathtaking.