Glass Farm Ensemble / In Four
Album: In Four   Collection:Classical
Artist:Glass Farm Ensemble   Added:Apr 2008
Label:Innova Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-08-17 Pull Date: 2008-10-19 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Oct 19 Sep 28 Sep 21 Aug 31
Airplays: 1 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 09, 2023: Music Casserole
Louis Andriesson: Hout, Peter Herbert: Deafening Silence
4. Oct 24, 2009: Music Casserole
Louis Andriesson: Hout
2. May 21, 2011: Music Casserole
Louis Andriesson: Hout
5. Jan 01, 2009: Music Casserole
Louis Andriesson: Hout
3. Apr 29, 2011: gilt
Louis Andriesson: Hout
6. Oct 17, 2008: Memory Select: Tom Djll's "Mockracy"
Peter Herbert: Deafening Silence [excerpt]

Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2008-08-01
Interesting mix of contemporary pieces, all on the dissonant/prog side to varying degrees. Played by a quartet who apparently appreciate a challenge. This ensemble formed in 2000 NYC, this is their first CD, and the liner notes are written by the composers of the pieces within.

+1. Mid-fast angular, minimal, playful even (as much as something so clearly influenced by 80s Phillip Glass can be playful). Fun to listen to. Cool “reverb”- the sax plays a series, which is echoed by piano, marimba, etc. Middle is a little trippy. 10-minute-length could be maddening for some. Way cool with headphones!
2. Generally slow with a few “trills”, short. Use for an atonal, mostly chill, interlude.
3. Anxiously running up and down the scale, meanders with a valium, then rushes again.
+4.out-there jazzy avant-classical. Questioning, slightly anxious
+5.Prog, wide changes in speed/volume, nice piano in parts, lots of extended techniques.
6.too squeaky & dissonant for me, though the “train” at around t-5:10 is cool
7.Anthemic, rocky/proggy, could imagine it being a cover of a popular tune (but it isn’t). Abrasive. Complex rhythms in the middle.

Track Listing
1. Louis Andriesson: Hout   4. Yvonne Troxler:Kaleidoskop Iii
2. Yvonne Troxler:Kaleidoskop I   5. Peter Herbert: Deafening Silence
3. Yvonne Troxler:Kaleidoskop Ii   6. Elizabeth Hoffman: Holonyms
  7. Wolfgang Heiniger: In Four