The Électro clips sampler contains 25 3-minute compositions. This really is a refreshing way of listening to electroacoustic music. Electroacoustic compositions tend to last at least 10 minutes. Here the composer (a.o. Dan Lander, Hildegard Westerkamp, Charles Amirkhanian) is forced to make a clear statement within a short period of time. And I must say that most of them manages rather well. This cd offers varied and very ‘entertaining’ electroacoustic music, something wich I have been missing lately.
All cd’s are accompanied by extensive reading material, explaining the background of all music and composers on this cd. empreintes DIGITALes has produced a fine set of state-of-the-art music which I can recommend. There are more releases coming and I can’t wait to hear them.