Kronos Quartet & Bryce Dessner - Aheym (2013)
Contemporary Classical, Vocal, Choral | Anti- Records 87296-2 | 2013 | 44:32 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Full Scans | Various File Hosts | 251 MB
Kronos Quartet, Sufjan Stevens (vocals), Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Diane Berkun (director), David Cossin (percussion), Bryce Dessner (guitar), Lisa Kaplan (piano), Dave Nelson (trombone)
Aheym is Dessner’s (b. 1976) debut as a composer, enlisting the California-based Kronos Quartet to lift his compositions off the page rather vividly. One of Aheym’s biggest strengths is how a quartet ... sounds so robustly full and rich. This is a major testament to the quartet’s masterful technique and cohesion as a unit. With Dessner at the helm, Kronos Quartet execute his pieces with majestic excellence, bucket-loads of character, and a precision that’s almost deadly.