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Lightness Of Hearing

Lauren Newton (ローレンニュートン)

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カタログNo
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CDLR347
組み枚数
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1
レーベル
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Leo
フォーマット
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CD
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Lauren Newton(Vocals),  Patrick Scheyder(Piano),  Lauren Newton(Producer),  Leo Feigin(Producer),  Stan Wijnans(Engineer),  Koho Mori(Photography),  Lauren Newton(Composer),  Stan Wijnans(Editing),  Koho Mori(Cover Art)

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Released hot on the heels of Lauren Newton's CD Out of Sound (also on Leo Records), The Lightness of Hearing presents her in a beautiful studio session with pianist Patrick Scheyder. Completely improvised, the music takes the form of short pieces, between three and seven minutes long. The temptation to call them songs is strong -- and the terms art songs and lieder are almost inevitable. Sheyder is a classical pianist gone improvisational. Newton can alternately sound like a jazz diva, an opera singer, and a small wild animal. In these pieces they both walk a tightrope, taking chances with every step -- and it pays, as each track feels genuinely composed (minus the rigidity). The music ranks among Newton's finest efforts and tops (with headroom) in sheer interest Scheyder's previous improv album (a duet with Evan Parker). Highlights include the mournful Lied for Mouth 2, the Billie Holiday-inflected Blue Lied 2, and Beck and Call. There, something truly magical happens. After a few minutes of frenetic, off-the-wall simultaneous call and response from Newton in onomatopoeia, she takes her fullest operatic voice to sing a dramatic melody. Things boil down and she finishes the piece holding a quiet high note that literally dissolves into the air. What's fantastic here is that the pair begins the next piece, ...

To Be Here, at the same point and keeps things very quiet throughout. This anticlimax is one of the strongest, most emotion-draining moments heard on CD in some time. Highly recommended. ~ Francois Couture, Rovi

収録曲   

  • 01. Lightness of Hearing (05:56)
  • 02. Lied for Mouth, No. 1 (04:21)
  • 03. Lied for Mouth, No. 2 (03:03)
  • 04. Blue Lied 1 (04:45)
  • 05. Blue Lied 2 (04:09)
  • 06. Lightsome (06:04)
  • 07. Dot to Dot (04:40)
  • 08. Beck and Call (05:30)
  • 09. ...To Be Here (06:00)
  • 10. Transience (07:08)
  • 11. My Father's Dream (03:42)
  • 12. One Finger One Voice (05:34)
  • 13. Scherzando (04:49)

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Lauren Newton

This American-born vocalist/composer made a name for herself in Germany, first as a singer with Mathias Ruegg's Vienna Art Orchestra, then with a host of European avant-gardists, including Fritz Hauser, Jon Rose, and Vladimir Tarasov. Newton moved to Europe in 1974 after receiving a degree in music from the University of Oregon. She subsequently studied at the School of Music in Stuttgart, Germany

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