by Topology Inc
Wed 14th July, 2010
Launchinf 'Healthy'.. This debut collaborative album HEALTHY is just that, the healthy combination of like musical minds. It consists of a blend of works from composers in each ensemble and the result is breathtaking.
Drummer John Parkerâ€™s dense rhythmic works Healthy Lifestyle v3 and Mean are perfectly balanced with saxophonist John Babbageâ€™s alluring Lost at Sea and the textural Generations. Misinterprotato pianist Sean Foran contributes the graceful A New Beginning and That which is not fleeting, a work which constantly surprises with itâ€™s twist and turns. Topology Bassist Rob Davidsonsâ€™ Round Roads is a landscape of musical ideas, dense and complex yet filled with clarity of expression. To round off the album an inventive arrangement of minimalist composer Steve Reichsâ€™ Clapping Music, only without the clapping.
One could compare it to the sounds minimalist sounds of Michael Nyman, Terry Riley and Steve Reich, with a touch of Astor Piazolla, and the modern jazz influences of Pat Metheny. Wrap this up in the visual, cinematic style of Bernard Hermann and the Cinematic Orchestra and youâ€™re getting close. These influences combine to create a sound that is incomparable not only in Australia, but internationally.
HEALTHY is out 11 JULY 2010 on Newmarket Music - www.newmarketmusic.com