144Arnold Dreyblatt (was: Re: [thewire] Re: Some Observations)
- May 31 10:44 AMTom Ewing wrote:
> (ObActualMusicContent: Three or four people have recommended ArnoldI just bought his Nodal Excitations, but that's the only CD I've got by him and
> Dreyblatt to me over the last month or so. Where to start?)
so I couldn't really make you a primer (I think there's a review of NE in the
latest issue of The Wire, right?).
The music basically consists of string instruments and a bass and a keyboardy
instrument I can't remember the name of right now, and they all follow the same
pulse. It may sound boring and monotous at first, but there's some fascinating
play of overtones going on, which is constantly changing. Sort of like a very
advanced mouth harp, but with a pseudo-beat to Nod your head to.