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John Adams, Keiji Haino, Klaus Schulze articles; Dick Griffin interview

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  • Jason Gross
    Greetings, In the latest issue of Perfect Sound Forever , you ll find (among other things): JOHN ADAMS Minimalist to the
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 30, 2006

      In the latest issue of Perfect Sound Forever
      <http://www.perfectsoundforever.com>, you'll find (among other things):

      Minimalist to the max
      "The composers normally chosen for emulation are the usual suspects:
      Philip Glass and Steve Reich, as well as investigations into gamelon,
      Carnatic, and other exotic musics. However, in too hastily staying
      within the Glass/Reich fundament, John Adams was missed, the tertiary
      component in what should be a referential norm. This, dear reader, is
      a sin that wounds in its absence, as Adams brings to the table what
      every idiosyncratist does: variants to the canon - in his case, a
      fuller sense of the permutations inherent to the mode."

      Trombone extraordinaire
      "Dick Griffin is one of today's leading trombone players. In a career
      spanning over 30 years, he has performed with some of the biggest
      names in jazz, soul and funk, as well as appearing with several
      symphony orchestras... Griffin has worked hard to develop a highly
      personalized playing style which he calls "circularphonics." His
      ability to combine playing chords on the trombone with circular
      breathing is unrivaled among jazz trombonists. The expanded range of
      simultaneous sounds Griffin creates through his multiphonic technique
      sometimes evokes the spirit of such experimental jazz musicians as
      John Coltrane, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and Sun Ra."

      1996- his magical year
      "Haino has released a slew of records in the last 25-30 years that
      stand as personal a statement as any artist has made in any genre.
      ... he has chased the Void, seeking in free-form music a voice for
      the emptiness that is insight. His Buddhism and anarchy drives this
      seeking; true emptiness, for him, is uniting with the universe in
      perfect peace. That noise may seem an incongruous form of expression
      of peace and compassion is a problem addressed and resolved in his
      music. In 1996, Haino released a trio of astounding records that can
      stand as an unofficial trilogy of that attempt..."

      70's kosmische heaven
      "He's been there from the beginning: engaging the post-psychedelic
      birth pangs of the '70's, shucking off the vestiges of what was
      euphemistically labeled 'krautrock,' weathering the corporate
      venalities that ushered in "new age," and unwittingly branded by a
      '90's generation of computer cowboys who've since dubbed him "the
      godfather of techno/ambient/spacemusic." So why is it that Schulze
      seems to maintain his status as a cult figure among aficionados,
      collectors and enthusiasts of the so-called Berlin School, and of
      electronic music in general?"

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