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    John Luther Adams – The Light That Fills the World

    John Luther Adams - The Light That Fills the World

    Morton Feldman-influenced fence post-minimal composer and Cal Arts graduate John Luther Adams has been at it since the mid 1970s, writing nearly two dozen pieces prior to the three found on his Cold Blue CD from 2002, The Light That Fills the World. “The Farthest Place” opens the disk with a pleasantly percolating 11-minute long wisp of sound comprised of piano, electric piano, vibes, marimba, violin and doublebass over a comfy bed of bass clarinet. The title track ebbs for a couple of minutes longer and comes complete with a generous portion of low-end electronic hums. The third and final track, “The Immeasurable Space of Tones,” stretches out to nearly a half hour, and really expands upon and drives home the sonic properties contained in the first two. The influence of the landscape of Adams’ Alaska home–from the subterranean rumbling of its volcanic magma to the highest crags of its soaring peaks—transfers into a most lovely, blasting mist of flowing, human sound.

    Label: Cold Blue Catalog Number: CB0010 Format: CD Packaging: Jewel case Tracks: 3 Total Time: 50:57 Country: United States Released: 2002 More: Discogs, Forced Exposure, Last FM, Official, Wikipedia

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