Album: Zahra Fugues
Author: Chris Culter
Publication: ReR (source)
Date: 03/18/2010

A rare acoustic release from the never less than impressive Rothkamm: 26 short and various fugues played on a Steinway grand, recorded with a specially configured dummy head and voiced not simultaneously but through the superposition of free-standing parts: ' the 4 voices' tempi micro-fluctuate around linear time and macro-oscillate stylistically through the centuries around historical time'.... Nice idea, nicely expressed. Frank's consistently high standard, precision of exploration and variety of media are prodigious, and begin to demand consideration as an oeuvre. As always, there's also a well designed package and excellent liner notes.

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