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Album: Reich: Different Trains, Electric Counterpoint / Kronos Quartet, Pat Metheny
# Song Title   Time
1)    Different Trains - America-Before the War (movement 1) More Info...
2)    Different Trains - Europe-During the War (movement 2) More Info...
3)    Different Trains - After the War (movement 3) More Info...
4)    Electric Counterpoint - Fast (movement 1) More Info...
5)    Electric Counterpoint - Slow (movement 2) More Info...
6)    Electric Counterpoint - Fast (movement 3) More Info...
 
Album: Reich: Different Trains, Electric Counterpoint / Kronos Quartet, Pat Metheny
# Song Title   Time
1)    Different Trains - America-Before the War (movement 1) More Info...
2)    Different Trains - Europe-During the War (movement 2) More Info...
3)    Different Trains - After the War (movement 3) More Info...
4)    Electric Counterpoint - Fast (movement 1) More Info...
5)    Electric Counterpoint - Slow (movement 2) More Info...
6)    Electric Counterpoint - Fast (movement 3) More Info...
 
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  • This late-'80s work finds the minimalist composer mixing acoustic and taped material to great effect. The disc's centerpiece is "Different Trains," a work that frames Reich's impressions of his boyhood train trips between his mother in Los Angeles and his father in New York; Reich also intersperses references to the much more harrowing train rides Jews were forced to take to Nazi concentration camps. Using the fine playing of the Kronos Quartet as a base, Reich layers the work with the taped train musings of his governess, a retired Pullman porter, and various Holocaust survivors -- vintage train sounds from the '30s and '40s add to the riveting arrangement. And for some nice contrast, Reich recruits guitarist Pat Metheny to create a similarly momentous piece in "Electric Counterpoint" (Metheny plays live over a multi-tracked tape of ten guitars and two electric basses). Two fine works by Reich in his prime. ~ Stephen Cook
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