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River Mouth Echoes


Release Date: 04/15/2008 
Label:  Tzadik   Catalog #: 8051   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Maya Solveig K. Ratkje
Performer:  Richard Campbell
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Norwegian avant-garde vocalist Maja Ratkje may draw comparisons to Bjork, Meredith Monk, and the Dada sound poets, but in truth her music exists beyond comparison. A one-woman sampler, Ratkje squeaks, wails, and snorts, alternating with sudden flights into lyrical melody that hint at a postmodern sensibility drawing from electronica's cut-and-paste aesthetic. RIVER MOUTH ECHOES, released on John Zorn's Tzadik label, showcases Ratkje's startling talents amid a seething web of symphonic strings, and provides notice to Americans that a new sonic visionary has arrived. Norwegian avant-garde vocalist Maja Ratkje may draw comparisons to Bjork, Meredith Monk, and the Dada sound poets, but in truth her music exists beyond comparison. A one-woman sampler, Ratkje squeaks, wails, and snorts, alternating with sudden flights into lyrical melody that hint at a postmodern sensibility drawing from electronica's cut-and-paste aesthetic. RIVER MOUTH ECHOES, released on John Zorn's Tzadik label, showcases Ratkje's startling talents amid a seething web of symphonic strings, and provides notice to Americans that a new sonic visionary has arrived. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Waves IIb by Maya Solveig K. Ratkje
Performer:  Richard Campbell (Viola da gamba)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997-1998; Norway 

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