Isotach

by Matthew Bourne

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DerekC
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DerekC Matthew Bourne is one of those gifted musicians who truly understands music and it relationship to space. This is exceptionally well crafted and above all beautiful music.
John Cratchley
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John Cratchley Landmark recording...I would hope this becomes influential on a whole new generation of aspiring musicians and listeners...discipline, control, sensitivity, awareness: Matthew Bourne has all of these qualities at his command...such beauty...each note is given a full life: healing music (for me, as a chronic depressive, anyway)...
Michael Mueller
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Michael Mueller A first-class collection of sparsely beautiful compositions, adorned - if at all - with minimal instrumentation.

Bourne's real gift is to find unfamiliar patterns, to create tonal sequences that transcend notions of major and minor progression, in favour of expressive, subtle lyricism where space and silence play an integral part, as does subtle cello shading.

Listen to the details in Isothere. It's a beautiful piece of piece of music, and on this album, it's not alone. Favorite track: Isothere.
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Following his celebrated moogmemory project, Matthew Bourne returns to the piano for Isotach. Once again, spontaneity is the keyword where Bourne is concerned, catching on tape that pregnant moment when a piece begins to form.

Skeletal piano motifs, an aching use of space and sparing cello arrangements are deployed to devastating effect. Recorded in his rural Yorkshire home, Bourne’s piano placed to overlook the moors while he works, the album title is a nod to the weather, which played a part in its creation. The recordings took place during what Bourne describes as “extreme weather”. If you listen carefully you can hear the wind and rain picked up on the microphones, the sparse instrumentation providing the calm in the eye of the storm.

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released August 18, 2017

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Matthew Bourne Leeds, UK

With a reputation as a fearlessly unpredictable pianist and composer, Matthew Bourne is a passionate explorer of sound, possessed of a burning desire to make music on anything old, broken or infirm.

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