Gann, Kyle / Private Dances
Album: Private Dances   Collection:Classical
Artist:Gann, Kyle   Added:Jan 2008
Label:New Albion Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-07-20 Pull Date: 2008-09-21 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Aug 10 Jul 27
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 15, 2011: gilt
On Reading Emerson
4. Aug 08, 2008: The Tainted A-Word
On Reading Emerson
2. Jul 14, 2009: Jena & Gomorrah
On Reading Emerson
5. Jul 25, 2008: Oatmeal
The Day Revisited
3. Jan 01, 2009: Hangover Helper

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2008-07-05
Modern classical: Mostly solo piano, with small chamber groups performing tracks 7 and 9. Tonal work, a very 'classical' feel with ear-pleasing melodies on most of the tracks. (A gut-testing exception is #9.) Piano performed by Bay Area (and New Albion) fave Sarah Cahill.

1-6: The title suite, with moods pretty much outlined by the titles. Very melodic, soundtrack-y, bordering on new age.
1- Sneaky mid/fast riff
2- Autumnal feel, light and fluttering. Parts of the melody could be mistaken for Godfather outtakes.
3- Light playing, heavy mood.
4- Really slow
5- Mysterious and deep; strong mid/fast movement.
6- Jazzy, ragtime. Thick pulse.

7- Chamber combo. Sad and pastoral, then a faster dramatic segment. Some almost jazzy clarinet turns, and a strong lush violin climax.
8- Delicate and downcast.
9- Microtonal, for a very "off" sound distorting an otherwise pleasant flute melody. (29-note scale; see liner notes). Decent amount of tension and drama. The question is whether you can take the microtones.
10- Dramatic tones. Later: lighter, quieter, and fleet

Track Listing
1. Sexy   6. Swingin'
2. Sad   7. Hovenweep
3. Sentimental   8. Time Does Not Exist
4. Sultry   9. The Day Revisited
5. Saintly   10. On Reading Emerson