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Today we’re listening to Erik Hall, a multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Michigan. We previously recommended him in May 2020, when he released his solo recording of Music for 18 Musicians by Steve Reich. That record’s meticulousness and phase shifts made it a standby since it came out, and the same characterizations apply to Hall’s new LP from February. Canto Ostinato performs that piece by 20th century Dutch composer Simeon ten Holt (another past Flow State recomendee). In Reich and ten Holt’s minimalist pieces, Hall finds a throughline of “gratifying harmonic development,” as he described to the New York Times. And according to Aquarium Drunkard, a third LP in the series is planned.
Have a really nice Wednesday.