“…elasticated interruption, momentary stillness…”

“…elasticated interruption, momentary stillness…”
10 July 2017 Benedict Schlepper-Connolly

Classical Ear’s Michael Quinn gave Jonathan Nangle’s new album a five-star review this week, describing the title track, Pause, as “elasticated interruption, momentary stillness disturbed and broken by unexpected disturbances both glancing and reiterated, random and meaningful”.

Where distant city lights flicker on half-frozen ponds is musical oil on water: a plaintive theme and variations as fragile as the surface colours it vainly celebrates,” writes Quinn, while Nangle’s My heart stopped a thousand beats “carries itself with meditative and confessional intensity”.

Quinn also highlights the “articulate verve and sensitivity” to Crash Ensemble’s playing and how the “recorded sound is exemplary”.

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