This lively recording by the collective Noszferatu represents a cross-section of repertoire by some of the UK's best experimental composers - from the haunting minimalism of Howard Skempton's In Tandem and Andrew Poppy's How the Hammer Felt to the jazz-fuelled improvisation of Finn Peters' The Horses Screamed and the manic sampling of Dave Price's Lee's Game.
'An impressively realised programme ... let us have more from Noszferatu, and soon' Gramophone
‘One of the most compelling discs that I’ve received of music from contemporary British composers' Downtown Music Gallery, New York
'Powell's arresting Drempel combines jazz and the busy figuration of "new complexity" with witty fluency ... Andrew Poppy's How the Hammer Felt is scintillating, happy minimalism' Sunday Times
‘Their lineup of sax (Finn Peters), percussion (Dave Price) and piano (Ivo De Greef) gives the group Noszferatu ready access to that busy hinge between jazz and New York minimalism also occupied by Bang on a Can and the Dutch post-Andriessen gang. This is a place where energy counts, but so does precision, and Noszferatu show plentiful amounts’ Paul Griffiths
The works on this album were recorded between 26-28 August 2008 and 5-6 January 2009 at the Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire.
Recording Producer: NOSZFERATU & SIMON HALL
Recording Engineer, Editing & Mixing: SIMON HALL
Assistant Engineers: TOM MARKWICK & NICOLA WRIGHT
Mastering: SIMON HALL
(P) 2010 NMC Recordings Ltd
© 2010 NMC Recordings Ltd
Catalogue number: NMC D166
Release Date: 18 October 2010