Birmingham Contemporary Music Group & Martyn Brabbins - Howard Skempton: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:03:19 | 145 MB
Label: NMC Recordings | Release Year: 2017
Perfectly crafted, deceptively simplistic and distinctively individual, Howard Skempton's compositions have a soundworld all of their own. This new full-length album on NMC perfectly displays his experimental, yet sonorous and tonal music. Skempton takes on Coleridge's epic poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and brings it to life, using just solo voice (baritone) and small chamber ensemble. The result is a stunning, dark and hypnotic journey led by the almost constant, magnetic presence of Roderick Williams, for whose voice and dramatic capabilities the piece was conceived.