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CHRISTOPHER ORCZY

APRIL

 

 

cocd 08.09

58 minute cd-r

composed performed produced by christopher orczy

christchurch new zealand april 2005

released 17 June 2005

 

April continued march's staticness, but with more melodicism in the upper registers. There is an austerity to this album that I like. Sort of like a warm bleakness. APRIL also contains the longest piece in the series: "Anzac Day". I am particularly proud of his piece, and one of my goals (dreams) is to perform it at the National War Memorial in Wellington, where they happen to have a magnificent 2 manual Mustel harmonium.

TRACKLISTING

01 saturday 2 a
02 saturday 2 b
03 sunday 3 a
04 sunday 3 b
05 monday 4 a
06 monday 4 b
07 tuesday 5 a
08 tuesday 5 b
09 tuesday 5 c
10 thursday 7
11 monday 11
12 friday 15
13 monday 18
14 tuesday 19
15 sunday 24
16 anzac day
17 tuesday 26
18 friday 29
19 saturday 30 a
20 saturday 30 b

REVIEWS

"April initially seemed a bit redundant, it was very similar to March in it;s docile ambient etchings, it wasn't until the wonderfully cinematic Anzac Day that I fully appreciated the work. Anzac Day is the only conceptual passage and throws a far more dramatic slant over preceedings, at eleven minutes it also begs the question, would it not hurt to have longer pieces more often? "

Adrian Osman, Real Groove, Issue 142, October 2005