There is nothing wrong with this recording: the focal work, 'Shaker Loops', is a seminal masterpiece of the twentieth-century, and the others are well-chosen too (especially the lesser-known 'The Wound Dresser', a moving and introspective setting of Whitman); the orchestra is technically very accomplished; and, as always with Naxos, the price is right. The problem is that a work like 'Shaker Loops' really deserves the best recording you can buy; and this rendition, put next to the best out there (I'm thinking of the LCO and Christopher Warren-Green on the 'Minimalist' CD, currently unavailable from Virgin Classics, but definitely worth tracking down), this version is just too bland and glassy.
'Shaker Loops' is a real attempt to move away from the polished, motoric anaemia which was beginning to characterise Minimalism (are you listening, Mr Glass?) to something far grittier and more emotional, and unless it's performed with that in mind it really loses a lot. Get this if you want 'The Wound Dresser', but if it's 'Shaker Loops' you're after, don't scrimp : go the whole hog and get a recording you'll treasure. I bought this one first, but I never listen to it now - I don't need to.