CIVIL WAR – When Fact Threatens Belief

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After only 11-plus minutes of engrossing soloism recorded in an abandoned grain silo, one is left asking for more. Though Civil War is a trio, each one of the members plays a short improvisation all alone: Amy Cimini’s viola is beguiling and forceful, her harmonics spectacularly jinxed; Adam Sonderberg’s metal/percussive shrieks come directly from the university of harshness, while the resonance of Katherine Young’s bassoon closes this 3-inch CD with a cross of corporeal immanence and ethereal majesty. Concise and excellent.

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