Marcus Blunt: Orchestral Works

The last album we reviewed with a celestial image on the front was from Vyacheslav Artyomov, a serious Russian who writes epic music. His view of the universe was big and scary; space is infinite and you’re a puny human. Blunt’s title piece, Aspects of Saturn uses as its inspiration Saturnus. He is the Roman […]

Ruby Hughes, Komalé Akakpo, Martin Gester: Venetian Christmas

Note the title: this is how they celebrated Christmas in Venice, not how we do now. We’d guess there wasn’t carol singing and reflecting on the shallowness of collecting material goods during one’s brief sojourn on Earth. Nope, it would be lavish: draw the Venetian blinds down over the Venetian windows, don the fancy masks […]