Horowitz, Richard / Eros In Arabia
Album: Eros In Arabia   Collection:General
Artist:Horowitz, Richard   Added:Feb 2018
Label:Rvng Intl.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-03-06 Pull Date: 2018-05-08 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Apr 8 Mar 11
Airplays: 1 4

Recent Airplay
1. May 09, 2018: Brownian Motion
Queen Of Saba
4. Mar 08, 2018: A Night on the Roof
Queen Of Saba
2. Apr 04, 2018: Brownian Motion
Baby Elephant Magic
5. Mar 07, 2018: Brownian Motion
Elephant Dance
3. Mar 10, 2018: Markov Chain Gang
Elephant Dance
6. Mar 06, 2018: Magnetized Toner
Elephant Dance

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2018-03-01
Lush gorgeous evocative listenable experimental along the lines of John Hassel/Brian Eno, David Byrne, looping like Steve Reich and Phillip Glass, engaging, cinematic. Like Hassel, Byrne, this stuff takes on a serene primal, world, tribal feel, like the origins of music distilled. Play with/also check out Hassel/Eno collaboration “Possible Musics” and the epic Byrne/Eno “My Life in the Bush of Ghosts”.

I wrote the above before realizing this is a re-release of Horowitz’ first debut record from 1981, and at the time he was indeed working with John Hassel. Horowitz is a heavy hitter now: 40 years’ experience working in jazz and Hollywood film scores, collaborating with the likes of Anthony Braxton and, of course, John Hassel.

1) (4:55) pretty looping airy with breathy Hassel’esque woodwind/flute 2) (5:17) tribal looping drums, quite pleasant with flutes and other winds 3)* (4:43) very tribal, African veldt feel, almost kalima’like, called “Baby Elephant Magic” and the music indeed evokes such an image 4)* (3:31) treated vocal chantings, looped and layered with tribal drums 5) (3:27) very metallic overall, mildly melodic, certainly hypnotic 6) (3:34) looping player piano composition, an ode to the master of the player piano, Nancarro 7) (3:28) pretty almost toy like pianos 8)* (21:46) “Elephant Dance”: wow epic spacey trippy dripping, east meets west loveliness

Track Listing
1. Bandit Nrah Master Of Rajasthan   5. Never Tech No Foriegn Answer
2. Eros Never Stops Dreaming   6. 23/8 For Conlon Nancarrow
3. Baby Elephant Magic   7. Tamara Alexa
4. Queen Of Saba   8. Elephant Dance