19 May, 2010

Meredith Monk - Book Of Days (1990) (eac-flac-cover)

Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble - Book Of Days (1990)
avantgarde, contemporary, soundtrack | 1cd | eac-flac-cue-log-cover | 225MB
ECM/AN | rar +5% recovery
This is in many ways (but not completely) the soundtrack to the Meredith Monk film of the same title. Many of the pieces from the film which are little more than fleeting musical passages are fleshed out here into fuller, more composition-oriented pieces. Very limited accompaniment here; pieces are primarily vocal compositions augmented with the occasional dulcimer, hurdy gurdy, or cello. The music has a medieval quality to it -- not surprising considering the subject nature of the film -- and unlike many soundtracks, this recording stands up well on its own as a body of recorded work. First-time listeners who have not seen the film will be compelled to see the film. A satisfying work.

01-Early Morning Melody 1:28
02-Travelers 1, 2, 3 2:31
03-Dawn 3:18
04-Travelers 4/Churchyard Entertainment 6:34
05-Afternoon Melodies 4:46
06-Fields/Clouds 2:21
07-Dusk 2:31 (Improvisation By Wayne Hankin)
08-Eva's Song 0:48
09-Evening 2:51
10-Travelers 5 1:55
11-Jewish Storyteller/Dance/Dream 4:54
12-Plague 3:10
13-Madwoman's Vision 7:40
14-Cave Song 3:48

Alto Vocals - Johanna Arnold
Artwork By [Design] - Barbara Wojirsch
Cello - Robert Een
Composed By - Meredith Monk (tracks: 1 to 6, 8 to 14)
Engineer - James Farber
Keyboards - Meredith Monk , Nurit Tilles
Mixed By - Jan Erik Kongshaug
Photography [Cover] - Dominique Lasseur
Producer - Manfred Eicher
Recorder [Bass] - Wayne Hankin
Violin - Naaz Hosseini
Voice - Andrea Goodman , Ching Gonzalez , Joan Barber (2) , John Eppler , Meredith Monk , Naaz Hosseini , Nicky Paraiso , Robert Een , Timothy Sawyer , Toby Newman , Wayne Hankin
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