Teh Garden Of Forking Paths CD (2008)

Artist: Various

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Product Overview


Label Allegro Corporation
SKU 206727276
UPC 793447516226
UPC 14 00793447516226
Format CD
Release Date 1/22/2008
Author Various
Technical Info
Producer James Blackshaw (Compilation)
CatalogID 162
Lable Name Important Records
Released 01/22/2008
Original Release 2008
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 46m : 42s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00793447516226
Album Notes and Credits
Recording information: 2006-2007.
More than a mere label sampler of artists signed to the Important Records roster, THE GARDEN OF FORKING PATHS is a well-thought-out collection of solo performances that function as a complete whole. The artists include koto player Chieko Mori, cellist Helena Espvall, lute player Jozef van Wissem, and the album's producer and compiler, guitarist James Blackshaw. Although each performer plays a different type of stringed instrument in a different musical tradition, the subtle similarities of approach and tone bring the album together into a coherent single unit.
Professional Reviews
The Wire (p.53) - "The disc is a strong merging of aesthetics from four different countries and instruments. Blackshaw's 'The Broken Hourglass'...communicates a sense of longing and hop through his integration of traditional methods and bold experimentation."
Pitchfork (Website) - "[The] musicians each bring a highly individualized approach to their instruments....Despite the musicians' diverse musical and cultural backgrounds, however, the collection is able to accent the many subtle echoes between each of these pieces..."
Disc 1
1 Spiral Wave - Chieko Mori
2 Broken Hourglass, The - James Blackshaw
3 Home Of Shadows & Whirlwinds - Helena Espvall
4 Mirror of Eternal Light, The - Jozef Van Wissem
5 Tokyo Light - Chieko Mori
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