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Bold As Light

8 Oct 2010 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 8 Oct 2010
  • Label: ECM
  • Copyright: 2010 ECM Records GmbH
  • Total Length: 49:55
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  • ASIN: B004SUI3BG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 159,117 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By degrant on 8 Nov 2010
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Stephan Micus is one of those rare musicians whose body of work is so singular (for all its vast ranges of sources) that its very existence is its justification. For those who are unaware, describing him as a cross between the Nineteenth Century Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould (whose "Songs and Ballads of the West" collected folk songs of Deveon and Cornwall), Yann Arthus-Bertrand (one of whose "Earth from the Air" photographs adorns the cover of Micus's "Towards the Wind") and Tom Waits (for his magpie-like approach to musical instruments otherwise fallen into desuetude) is inexact, potentially misleading and maybe even insulting but hopefully conveys something of his ethnographic and anthopological journey round the world mastering instruments as diverse as the raj nplaim (a free-reed pipe made of bamboo) from Laos, the nohkan (a bamboo flute from Japan) and the Bavarian zither.

Inevitably not all of Micus's 19 releases have succeeded unequivocally but "Bold as Light" compares favourably with such classics as "Towards the Wind" and the most recent "Snow". There is a serenity and clarity to much of Micus's best work no matter the unique instumentation or multi-layering of vocal tracks and certain moments here are spellingbinding - the bird like call which introduces "Spring Dance" or the delicate but distinctive syncopation of "Golden Ginko Tree". Disappointingly there is no duduk, the Armenian rose-wood wind instrument for which Micus is perhaps most famous and, enchanting though the raj nplaim and nohkan are, they do not quite have the depth or resonance (in every sense) of the duduk. By way of compensation, Micus's voice is in as fine a form as ever and the linked Spring, Autumn and Winter Dances provide a thematic and musical structure for the entire disc.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. N. J. Fletcher on 5 Nov 2010
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This is Stephan Micus's 19th recording for ECM and is amongst his best! As usual we hear his wonderful blending of diverse musical instruments from around the globe. Stephan produces worlds of music not world music as we know it. He is a great pioneer of this genre and is totaly unique. Don't hesitate to buy this recording of the most beautiful and also, at times, challenging music. The muliti tracked vocals are amazing and his mastery of all the different ethnic instrumnets is breath taking!! Don't hesitate with this one just buy it and marvel! The recording, which he did himself at his own studio, is every bit as good as any ECM recording you will hear!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Finbar the looney on 21 Jan 2011
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Stephan is one of the truely unsung heroes of ethereal music,never straying into chill out zone(he is far too talented for that particular albatross around his neck) he has a vast array of strange and wonderfull instruments at his disposal and creates very atmospheric sounds.
He uses the space between the notes as a musical statement.and this only enhances the music even more.
Enjoy.
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