|Noland, Gary / 24 Interludes For Piano, Vol. 1|
|Album:||24 Interludes For Piano, Vol. 1||Collection:||Classical|
|Artist:||Noland, Gary||Added:||Oct 2005|
|Label:||North Pacific Music|
|Add Date:||2005-12-18||Pull Date:||2006-02-19|
|Week Ending:||Jan 22||Jan 15||Jan 8||Jan 1|
|1.||Jan 18, 2006:||asymptotic subbing for Blu G |
|3.||Jan 06, 2006:||Eels in the Loo |
Pseudodoxes And Crocodilities
|2.||Jan 14, 2006:||Killer Yellow |
|4.||Dec 30, 2005:||No Cover, No Minimum |
Gary Noland – 24 Interludes for Piano – Volume 1 – North Pacific Music|
Reviewed by Peter – 12-15-2005
Solo works for piano. I enjoyed the album – it’s accessible while remaining interesting and lighthearted. Noland doesn’t take himself too seriously, which makes for a fun listen. Can’t go wrong here, just depends on your mood.
1. Spirited, staccato piece – kind of exciting.
2. Lots of light flurry in the high keys over a very slow, low, base.
3. Piece seemed familiar for some reason – sort of a Romantic Bach (maybe?)
4. Boiling, sometimes frenetic piano.
5. Has a solid feeling to it compared to some of the lighter pieces, but it’s not heavy.
6. Lively piece with moments of silent-film score (both comedy and some slightly more dramatic moments).
7. Fast, strolling, Gershwin feel. Gets intense.
8. Fun, fast, short piece.
9. A little more sparse, relaxed, but still has plenty of movement (especially in higher keys).
10. Lots going on in a short piece – a lot of notes, moments of dark tension, moments of light-hearted, trotting-along.
11. Jazziest piece on the album, but still a classical feel overall.
12. Chaotic, turbulent piece. Left and right hands often going off in different directions.