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BEST CLASSICAL ALBUM finalist 2010

Featuring Portuguese percussionist, Pedro Carneiro, Ukiyo is the fourth album released on Rattle by one of New Zealand’s most accomplished and highly regarded composers, both at home and abroad. John Psathas’ critical reputation is the envy of his generation, but it has been the result of tireless commitment to his craft and immense conviction.

Ukiyo may, on the surface, appear to be something of a departure for a composer renowned for his highly kinetic, visceral orchestral work – such as the monumental and hugely popular View From Olympus (RAT-D015, 2006) – but the mix of sampled and midi-based timbres and textures bring vivid colour and resonance to these intricate and exacting pieces.

“The most extended work on the disc is Psyzgysm for solo percussionist and a mixed chamber ensemble. The outer sections of the work are often breathtakingly exciting, fusing virtuoso jazz with a Middle-Eastern melodic style. The phenomenal Pedro Carneiro as soloist describes the [piece] as 'like rushing downhill on a bike with no brakes'. Expertly engineered, edited and mixed, this is another winner for the Rattle label. Anyone who’s enjoyed previous John Psathas albums is going to love this.” Pressing On, Radio NZ (May 20, 2010)

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released April 12, 2010

Produced by John Psathas
Recorded by Steve Garden at the Adam Concert Room, Wellington
Edited and mixed by Steve Garden and John Psathas at The Garden Shed, Auckland
All music published by Promethean Editions
Design by UnkleFranc

Pedro Carneiro
Jeremy Fitzsimons
Stroma, conducted by Hamish McKeich
Tim Prebble

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