The symphony - "Magma" - is a percussion-led, rock-influenced affair depicting the journey magma makes from the rumbling bowels of the volcano to the violent ejaculations to the slow-moving hazardous terrain-forming lava flows. A deep-glittering edgy work adeptly performed.
"Inquietude" and "Igavik" (Eternity) intermix choir and orchestra in evocative ways creating varying degrees of tonality and atonality. The spirituality here seems to doubt itself causing any religious aspect to fade away into the background.
"The Path and the Traces" is an eerie work for strings taking us along thorny pathways where feelings of rediscovery emerge and rise.
Overall, an attractive, if challenging, disc of modern orchestral music.