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Peter Pears: Ceremonial Music (Remixes)

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    Longtime friends and collaborators Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman) and Nico Muhly's new two-song digital release, Peter Pears: Ceremonial Music Remixes, was released on August 17, 2018. It includes reimagined versions of two tracks from their May 2018 album, Peter Pears: Balinese Ceremonial Music: "Balthasar" remixed by E*vax (of Ratatat) and "Eusebius" remixed by Kid Koala. 

    Peter Pears: Balinese Ceremonial Music features nine songs written by Bartlett and Muhly plus three gamelan transcriptions by ethnomusicologist Colin McPhee that inspired the songs. Drowned in Sound says it's "an exceptional album ... simultaneously tense and light, dramatic and calming, an originality which few albums can fully lay claim to." The Irish Times called it a "slow-burning beauty." Télérama said the album comprises "ethereal and singular electro-pop songs with a unique and addictive dreamlike quality." And Radio New Zealand said: "It's impossible not to be carried away and indeed bewitched ... mysterious, enchanting music."

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on August 10, 2018 - 2:24pm
Release Date: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 (All day)
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Peter Pears: Ceremonial Music Remixes includes reimagined versions of two tracks from Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman) and Nico Muhly's 2018 album, Peter Pears: Balinese Ceremonial Music, from E*vax (of Ratatat) and Kid Koala. Drowned in Sound called the album "exceptional ... simultaneously tense and light, dramatic and calming, an originality which few albums can fully lay claim to."

Description: 

Longtime friends and collaborators Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman) and Nico Muhly's new two-song digital release, Peter Pears: Ceremonial Music Remixes, was released on August 17, 2018. It includes reimagined versions of two tracks from their May 2018 album, Peter Pears: Balinese Ceremonial Music: "Balthasar" remixed by E*vax (of Ratatat) and "Eusebius" remixed by Kid Koala. 

Peter Pears: Balinese Ceremonial Music features nine songs written by Bartlett and Muhly plus three gamelan transcriptions by ethnomusicologist Colin McPhee that inspired the songs. Drowned in Sound says it's "an exceptional album ... simultaneously tense and light, dramatic and calming, an originality which few albums can fully lay claim to." The Irish Times called it a "slow-burning beauty." Télérama said the album comprises "ethereal and singular electro-pop songs with a unique and addictive dreamlike quality." And Radio New Zealand said: "It's impossible not to be carried away and indeed bewitched ... mysterious, enchanting music."

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

573833

ns_album_releasedate: 
Friday, August 10, 2018 - 13:15
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UPC/Price: 
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597927931
Price: 
2.00
Label: 
FLAC
UPC: 
075597927788
Price: 
2.29
Artist Name: 
Thomas Bartlett
Nico Muhly
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