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    Guardian: Timothy Andres "Unquestionably a Distinctive Talent"; Four Stars for "Shy and Mighty"
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    Shy and Mighty, Timothy Andres's debut album, recently released on Nonesuch, receives four stars in today's Guardian. "Andres is unquestionably a distinctive talent, with a fine teasing ear for texture and harmony," writes Guardian reviewer Andrew Clements.

    While John Adams's influence is certainly felt on Shy and Mighty and has been noted, both by other reviewers and by Andres himself, Clements hears references to other Nonesuch label mates as well—"more Steve Reich than Philip Glass"—and other greats of the 20th century, even the Romantic masters of the 19th century and gospel.

    "It all coheres though," Clements insists, "and glides across stylistic boundaries in a totally unselfconscious way."

    Read the complete album review at guardian.co.uk. To pick up a copy of the Shy and Mighty CD with audiophile-quality, 320 kbps MP3s of the album included at checkout, head to the Nonesuch Store.

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Guardian: Timothy Andres "Unquestionably a Distinctive Talent"; Four Stars for "Shy and Mighty"

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Shy and Mighty, Timothy Andres's debut album, receives four stars from the Guardian. "Andres is unquestionably a distinctive talent, with a fine teasing ear for texture and harmony," reads the review. Even with influences from Adams and Reich to Beethoven and Mahler heard on Shy and Mighty, "It all coheres ... and glides across stylistic boundaries in a totally unselfconscious way."

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Shy and Mighty, Timothy Andres's debut album, recently released on Nonesuch, receives four stars in today's Guardian. "Andres is unquestionably a distinctive talent, with a fine teasing ear for texture and harmony," writes Guardian reviewer Andrew Clements.

While John Adams's influence is certainly felt on Shy and Mighty and has been noted, both by other reviewers and by Andres himself, Clements hears references to other Nonesuch label mates as well—"more Steve Reich than Philip Glass"—and other greats of the 20th century, even the Romantic masters of the 19th century and gospel.

"It all coheres though," Clements insists, "and glides across stylistic boundaries in a totally unselfconscious way."

Read the complete album review at guardian.co.uk. To pick up a copy of the Shy and Mighty CD with audiophile-quality, 320 kbps MP3s of the album included at checkout, head to the Nonesuch Store.

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