Flynn, George / American Rest
Album: American Rest   Collection:General
Artist:Flynn, George   Added:May 2002
Label:Southport Records  

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 05, 2002: Thursday
American Rest [excerpt]

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2002-06-27
Classical piece for piano, clarinet, viola, cello. It's modern chamber music -- lots of dissonant chords and wildly shifting rhythms, but still with that "classical" feel. Culture yourself a little; try it!

The general theme is the Vietnam War, but it focuses more on the despair and inner turmoil kinds of themes, rather than on the violence of war itself. With clarinet and two strings, it's got a smoothly flowing sound overall.

Tracks segue awkwardly, but here are a few I liked:

1- Starts out brooding, gets into some fast parts
3- Action-packed, led by piano
7-9 - A busier section with some sweet, high clarinet parts
13-14 - Active, builds to some nice dramatic moments
18- Piano goes nuts
22- Tense string passage
25 - Swirling chaos; check the sheet music inside!

Track Listing
  1. American Rest